Tevi Troy

TeviTroy photoTevi Troy is a Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute, and a writer and consultant on health care and domestic policy.  He is also how of the podcast New Books in Public Policy.

On August 3, 2007, he was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  As Deputy Secretary, Dr. Troy was the chief operating officer of the largest civilian department in the federal government, with a budget of $716 billion and over 67,000 employees.  In that position, he oversaw all operations, including Medicare, Medicaid, public health, medical research, food and drug safety, welfare, child and family services, disease prevention, and mental health services.  He served as the Regulatory Policy Officer for HHS, overseeing the development and approval of all HHS regulations and significant guidance.  In addition, he led a number of initiatives at HHS, including implementing the President’s Management Agenda, combating bio-terrorism, and public health emergency preparedness.  He also sponsored a series of key conferences on improving HHS’ role with respect to innovation in the pharmaceutical, biomedical, and medical device industries.  Dr. Troy has led U.S. government delegations to Asia, the Middle East, Europe, North America, and Africa.

Dr. Troy has extensive White House experience, having served in multiple high-level positions over a five-year period, culminating in his service as Deputy Assistant and Acting Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy, where he ran the Domestic Policy Council and was the White House’s lead adviser on health care, labor, education, transportation, immigration, crime, veterans and welfare.  At the White House, Dr. Troy specialized in crisis management, creating intra-governmental consensus, and all aspects of policy development, including strategy, outreach and coalition building.  Dr. Troy spearheaded the White House’s American Competitiveness Initiative, featured in the 2007 State of the Union Address.

Dr. Troy also served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy at the Department of Labor, where he was the Department’s lead regulatory strategist.  At Labor, Dr. Troy crafted the Department’s new ergonomics policy, as well as plans for a compliance assistance strategy for the Department’s regulatory and enforcement arms.

Dr. Troy has held high-level positions on Capitol Hill as well.  From 1998 to 2000, Dr. Troy served as the Policy Director for Senator John Ashcroft. From 1996 to 1998, Troy was Senior Domestic Policy Adviser and later Domestic Policy Director for the House Policy Committee, chaired by Christopher Cox.  Dr. Troy has also been a Research Fellow at the Hudson Institute and a Researcher at the American Enterprise Institute.

Troy has a B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University and an M.A and Ph.D. in American Civilization from the University of Texas at Austin.

Dr. Troy is the author of Intellectuals and the American Presidency: Philosophers, Jesters, or Technicians (Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2002), a regular contributor to National Review Online, in addition to numerous newspaper and magazines articles.

Troy lives in Maryland with his wife Kami and four children.

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