November 12, 2020

HSP Statement On Ron Klain Being Named Next White House Chief Of Staff

Washington, DC - Health Security Partners (HSP)’s Executive Director, Dr. Jason Rao, released the following statement after having heard the news that Ron Klain will serve as Chief of Staff for the Biden White House.

“Given the challenging times we find ourselves in with the COVID-19 pandemic, I could not think of a better Chief of Staff for the Biden White House. Ron Klain understands the importance of global health security and how to execute science-based action plans that will save American lives. Not only did he play a key role in the Obama Administration as Ebola Response Coordinator but he also served as White House senior staff during H1N1,” said Rao. “I have immense respect for Ron from working with him during my time at OSTP and know he will do a great job as Chief of Staff.”

Dr. Rao worked alongside Klain, when he served as Senior Policy Advisor in the Obama White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) from 2009-2011.