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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

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 […]

Video: A Conversation on Public Health with Tevi Troy

June 17, 2021

For 18 months, public health has been the driving story of American life: what we knew, what we did, what we weren’t prepared for, and what to do next. Trauma and upheaval have eroded the public’s faith in important government-related institutions and in the political establishment. But some strengths emerged as well. Join Tevi Troy […]

Live Near Hipsters, Vote Like Mormons

May 14, 2021

Decades ago, the late Milton Himmelfarb famously summed up the Jewish vote by saying “Jews earn like Episcopalians but vote like Puerto Ricans,” suggesting that the ballots of high-earning Jews unexpectedly looked like those of low-income voters. This pithy observation summed up Jewish demographics and voting for half a century. It also launched a trove […]

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