Rahul Gupta

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Rahul Gupta
Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy
Assumed office
November 5, 2021
PresidentJoe Biden
Preceded byRegina LaBelle (Acting)
Personal details
Born1970/1971 (age 52–53)
EducationDelhi University (MD)
University of Alabama, Birmingham (MPH)
London School of Business and Finance (MBA)

Rahul Gupta (born 1970 or 1971) is an American physician. He was born in India and raised in Washington, D.C.. He is the Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy since 2021 during the Joe Biden administration.

Gupta was in charge of the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department from 2009 to 2014.[1] He became the director of the West Virginia Bureau of Public Health in 2015, and focused on reducing overdose deaths from the opioid epidemic.[2]

In July 2021, President Joe Biden nominated Gupta to serve as director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy.[3] His nomination was confirmed by the United States Senate on October 28, 2021.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Former Kanawha-Charleston Health Dept. director, W.Va. Health Officer named to Biden transition team". 2020-11-10. Retrieved 2022-04-22.
  2. Ehley, Brianna. "The Immigrant Doctor Who's Solving West Virginia's Opioids Crisis". POLITICO Magazine.
  3. "Biden chooses Rahul Gupta as director of Office of National Drug Control Policy". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2021-07-13.
  4. "US Senate confirms Gupta as White House drug czar". 29 October 2021.