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Vivek Murthy

U.S. Surgeon General, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Vivek Murthy is the U.S. surgeon general. As the nation’s top doctor, Murthy has worked to address critical public health concerns, issuing advisories on the youth mental health crisis and social media’s impact on youth mental health, the epidemic of loneliness and isolation, and burnout in the health worker community. He also issued a surgeon general’s framework on mental health in the workplace and he is the first surgeon general to host a podcast, “House Calls with Dr. Vivek Murthy,” where he invites guests and listeners to explore how we can build more connected and meaningful lives. As vice admiral of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, he oversees more than 6,000 public health officers serving underserved and vulnerable populations. Murthy previously was surgeon general under President Obama.

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