Don J. Wright
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.
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|
|Assumed office |
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)
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.
- "Don Wright, M.D., M.P.H." blogs.cdc.gov. June 28, 2016. Retrieved September 30, 2017.
- Goldstein, Amy; Wagner, John (2017-09-29). "Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price resigns after criticism for taking charter flights at taxpayer expense". Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2017-09-29.
- "Trump Announces Eric Hargan as Acting HHS Secretary". KTLA. October 10, 2017. Retrieved October 10, 2017.
- Valencia, Robert (September 29, 2017). "Tom Price is out, so it's time to get to know new HHS Secretary Don Wright". Newsweek. Retrieved September 30, 2017.