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Dr. Howard Koh is step­ping down as as­sis­tant sec­re­tary for health at HHS af­ter five years in the post. Koh’s pri­mary fo­cus was dis­ease preven­tion, in­clud­ing over­sight of the Of­fice of the Sur­geon Gen­eral.

Koh is re­turn­ing to the fac­ulty at the Har­vard School of Pub­lic Health, where he taught be­fore join­ing the Obama ad­min­is­tra­tion. He will de­part at the end of July, ac­cord­ing to HHS.

Dr. Wanda Jones, who serves as prin­ci­ple deputy as­sis­tant sec­re­tary for health, will take over his du­ties un­til a re­place­ment is named.

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