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Don J. Wright
|United States Secretary of Health and Human Services
September 29, 2017 – October 10, 2017
|Deputy||Colleen Barros (Acting)|
|Preceded by||Tom Price|
|Succeeded by||Eric Hargan|
|United States Assistant Secretary for Health
February 10, 2017
|Preceded by||Karen DeSalvo (Acting)|
September 4, 2007 – March 28, 2008
|President||George W. Bush|
|Preceded by||John O. Agwunobi|
|Succeeded by||Joxel García|
|Born||Texas, United States|
|Education||Texas Tech University, Lubbock (BS)
University of Texas, Austin (MD)
Medical College of Wisconsin (MPH)
Don J. Wright is an American physician and government official. He is the current acting United States Secretary of Health and Human Services. Wright was designated by Donald Trump after his predecessor, Tom Price, resigned on September 29, 2017.
From 2003 to 2007, Wright was Director of the Office of Occupational Medicine for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
Wright was replaced by Eric Hargan as the new acting Health Secretary by President Trump on October 10, 2017.
Wright started at HHS in 2007, as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health. In 2009, he became Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health Care Quality, and in 2012, he was named Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health and Director of the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.
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