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Dr. Tevi Troy

Tevi Troy is Founder and President of the American Health Policy Institute and previously served as Senior Fellow at Hudson Institute. He is the author of the best-selling “What Jefferson Read, Ike Watched, and Obama Tweeted: 200 Years of Popular Culture in the White House.”  As Deputy Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services during the George W. Bush Administration, Dr. Troy led the largest civilian department in the federal government, overseeing Medicare, Medicaid, food and drug safety, disease prevention, and other government programs. He also served as Deputy Assistant and then Acting Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy, and as the White House Jewish liaison.

Dr. Troy has a B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University and an M.A and Ph.D. in American Civilization from the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Troy lives in Maryland with his wife Kami and four children.


Articles By Dr. Tevi Troy

The Presidential Traditions of Hanukkah

December 21, 2022

On the evening of Sunday, Dec. 18, Jews across the globe will mark Hanukkah by lighting candles. The tradition originates in the 2nd-century B.C. triumph of a ragtag group of Judean rebels known as the Maccabees over the Syrian-Greek army of Antiochus IV Epiphanes. To mark the restoration of their nation’s independence, the Maccabees rededicated the […]

“Liberty Binds Us Together”

October 3, 2022

inFOCUS: This issue of inFOCUS Quarterly is called “What Makes America?” What makes us who we are, and where do we get our American identity? Are we rooted in the founding documents? Do people still read those today? Tevi Troy: Those are very different questions. We, as Americans, are indeed rooted in these founding documents. […]

Video: Antisemitism – Bad for the Antisemites, Too

March 3, 2022

Antisemitism isn’t bad only for Jews. It’s bad for antisemites, too. So said Tevi Troy in a March 10 Jewish Policy Center Webinar. Troy, a JPC Fellow, White House staffer and deputy secretary of Health and Human Services in the administration of President George W. Bush, and author of Fight House: Rivalries in the White […]

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