Secretary Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.)
The orthopedic surgeon is primed to dismantle the ACA and will push for more state control over health spending. Democrats have seized on reports that he used his influence on behalf of healthcare companies in his stock portfolio and that have contributed to his campaign.
CMS administrator Seema Verma
As a consultant to GOP governors, she helped infuse Medicaid waivers with conservative policy ideas such as Indiana’s requirement that beneficiaries pay into health savings accounts.
Names floated include Balaji
Srinivasan, who co-founded a genetic testing company, and Jim O’Neill, a former HHS official who’s now with an investment firm run by Trump confidant Peter Thiel. Both made their names as libertarians in Silicon Valley. Another candidate is Dr. Scott Gottlieb, a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute.
With Trump yet to name anyone to run the CDC,
Dr. Anne Schuchat, an epidemiologist who joined the agency in 1988 and has served as principal deputy director, will assume interim leadership.
National Institutes of Health
On the eve of his inauguration, Trump asked
Dr. Francis Collins to stay
on, at least for now. President Barack Obama tapped Collins, known for his leadership of the Human Genome Project, to run the NIH in 2009.