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Rahul Gupta

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Rahul Gupta

Director, White House Office of National Drug Control Policy
Rahul Gupta

Dr. Rahul Gupta is the first physician to serve as the Director of National Drug Control Policy and lead the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), a component of the Executive Office of the President. ONDCP coordinates the nation’s $43 billion drug budget and federal policies, including prevention, harm reduction, treatment, recovery support, and supply reduction across 19 federal agencies including the Departments of Health and Human Services, Justice, Defense and Education. In his role, Dr. Gupta serves as the senior-most drug policy advisor to President Biden.


Dr. Gupta has been practicing primary care for more than 25 years, and has served in private practice and public health in towns as small as 1,800 residents and cities as large as 25 million. He previously served as a local public health official and as the West Virginia Health Commissioner under two governors, where he brought together public health, law enforcement, healthcare, faith-based leaders, and business partners to solve public health challenges in novel ways. 


Through his works as a physician, researcher, a state and local leader, an educator, and a senior leader of a national nonprofit organization, Dr. Gupta has dedicated his career to improving public health and public safety.