Dr. Tevi Troy
Tevi Troy is a Senior Fellow at the Bipartisan Policy Center, a best-selling presidential historian and former White House aide and Deputy Secretary of Health. He is the author of five books including, most recently, Fight House: Rivalries in the White House from Truman to Trump, which the Wall Street Journal listed as one of the five best political books of 2020.
From 2007 to 2009, Dr. Troy was the Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service – the second in command and chief operating officer of the largest civilian department in the federal government, with a $716 billion annual budget and 67,000 employees.
After receiving his PhD in American Civilization from the University of Texas, Dr. Troy dedicated a dozen years to public service, working at senior levels in the U.S. House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate, executive agencies, and the White House. Before coming to HHS, Dr. Troy served as Deputy Assistant to the President for domestic policy. After leaving government service, Dr. Troy became a Senior Fellow at Hudson Institute, where he remains an Adjunct Fellow.
Dr. Troy’s writings include Shall We Wake the President? Two Centuries of Disaster Management from the Oval Office, which warned in 2016 that we were unprepared for coronavirus; the best-seller What Jefferson Read, Ike Watched, and Obama Tweeted: 200 Years of Popular Culture in the White House; and Intellectuals and the American Presidency: Philosophers, Jesters, or Technicians. He is also the author of over 300 published articles, in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Politico, Commentary, The Atlantic and many other publications.
Dr. Troy appears frequently on television and radio to discuss health care, presidential history, and other issues.
Dr. Troy and his wife, Kami, live in Maryland and have four children.
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