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Don J. Wright
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United States Secretary of Health and Human Services
Acting
In office
September 29, 2017 – October 10, 2017
President Donald Trump
Deputy Colleen Barros (Acting)
Preceded by Tom Price
Succeeded by Eric Hargan
United States Assistant Secretary for Health
Acting
Assumed office
February 10, 2017
President Donald Trump
Preceded by Karen DeSalvo (Acting)
In office
September 4, 2007 – March 28, 2008
President George W. Bush
Preceded by John O. Agwunobi
Succeeded by Joxel García
Personal details
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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