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Rachel Levine

Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Rachel Levine is the assistant secretary for health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Levine is also head of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. Previously, she was professor of pediatrics and psychiatry at Penn State College of Medicine and held clinical leadership positions in pediatrics and adolescent medicine and eating disorders at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. In 2015, she became Pennsylvania's physician general and in 2018 was named secretary of health. Levine worked to address Pennsylvania's opioid crisis— —issuing a standing order for the anti-overdose drug, Naloxone, allowing law enforcement to carry the drug and Pennsylvanians to purchase it without a prescription—and focused attention on maternal health and improving immunization rates among children. Levine is a member of the National Academy of Medicine.

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