Former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Jewel Mullen, MD, MPH, MPA is the former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services where she served under the Obama administration and through the first several months of the Trump administration. In that role she fostered collaboration among offices within the Office of Assistant Secretary for Health with the goal of advancing public health at the national, state and local level. She is recognized nationally and internationally as a leader in building effective community-based prevention programs. Prior to joining the US-HHS, Dr. Mullen served five years as commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Public Health. While commissioner, she was elected President of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials. In that role she led Living Longer Better, a national initiative promoting collaboration to advance healthy aging in communities. Dr. Mullenreceived her Bachelor and Master of Public Health degrees from Yale University where she also completed a post-doctoral fellowship in psychosocial epidemiology, focused on successful aging. A graduate of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, she completed her internal medicine residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She also holds a Master in Public Administration degree from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.