Vice Admiral Dr. Vivek Murthy
U.S. Surgeon General, HHS
This is Murthy’s second tour as surgeon general, having previously held the post in the Obama administration. Just a few months into his tenure, Murthy has been active in the Biden administration’s COVID response efforts, including warning about misinformation and disinformation that has been spreading on social media about vaccine efficacy. During his confirmation hearings, Murthy said that he plans to focus considerable attention on the opioid epidemic, which has worsened during the pandemic. He’s also calling for greater attention to loneliness and other circumstances that are dramatically impacting mental health.