Ashish Jha

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Ashish Jha
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White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator
Assumed office
April 5, 2022
PresidentJoe Biden
Preceded byJeffrey Zients
Personal details
Born
Ashish Kumar Jha

(1970-12-31) December 31, 1970 (age 51)
Madhubani, Bihar, India
EducationColumbia University (AB)
Harvard University (MD, MPH)

Ashish Kumar Jha (born December 31, 1970) is an Indian American general internist physician and academic. He was a Dean at the Brown University School of Public Health.[1] He was also a professor at Harvard University and a Senior Advisor at Albright Stonebridge Group.[2] Jha's role at Brown University focuses on improving the quality and cost of health care, and on the impact of public health policy.[2]

On March 17, 2022, US President Joe Biden announced that Jha would replace Jeffrey Zients as White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator.[3] Dr. Jha took office on April 5, 2022.

References[change | change source]

  1. McGowan, Dan (1 September 2020). "One of the best-known public health experts in the world is taking his talents to Brown University". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 11 April 2021.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Accomplished physician, public health scholar named School of Public Health dean at Brown". Brown University. 26 February 2020. Retrieved 2 January 2021.
  3. Shear, Michael D.; Stolberg, Sheryl Gay (2022-03-17). "Jeff Zients to Leave as Biden's Covid Czar and Be Replaced by Ashish Jha". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2022-03-22.