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Political appointments by Joe Biden

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This will be a list of political appointments and current officeholders made by the 46th president of the United States, Joe Biden, starting after he assumes office on January 20, 2021.[1][2] In addition to members of his cabinet, this list will also include individuals nominated who do not serve as cabinet officials but still must be confirmed by the United States Senate.[3][4]

Executive Office of the President[edit]

Office Nominee Assumed office Left office
White House Chief of Staff
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Ron Klain
Co-Chair of the COVID-19 Advisory Board
David A. Kessler
Marcella Nunez-Smith
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Vivek Murthy
Member of the COVID-19 Advisory Board
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Luciana Borio
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Rick Bright
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Ezekiel Emanuel
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Atul Gawande
Celine Gounder
Julie Morita
Michael Osterholm
Loyce Pace
Robert Rodriguez
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Eric Goosby

COVID-19 task force[edit]

As a part of his transition team and prior to planned announcement of cabinet appointees, Biden announced that he would select a group of scientists and doctors to serve on a task force specializing in the COVID-19 pandemic. On November 8, 2020, Biden announced that the task force would be chaired by former Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, former FDA Commissioner David A. Kessler, and epidemiologist Marcella Nunez-Smith.[5] The task force will advice President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on public health policy and vaccine development.[6][7] The task force members were announced on November 9, 2020. It includes:[8]

  • David Kessler, co-chair
  • Marcella Nunez-Smith, co-chair
  • Vivek Murthy, co-chair
  • Luciana Borio
  • Rick Bright
  • Zeke Emanuel
  • Atul Gawande
  • Celine Gounder
  • Dr. Julie Morita
  • Michael Osterholm
  • Loyce Pace
  • Dr. Robert Rodriguez
  • Eric Goosby

See also[edit]

  • Presidency of Joe Biden
  • Cabinet of Joe Biden


  1. Goldmacher, Shane; Thrush, Glenn; Shear, Michael D. (2020-11-07). "Biden's Team Steps Up Transition Plans, Mapping Out a White House". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-11-08.
  2. Ember, Sydney (2020-11-07). "Treasury Secretary Warren? Progressives Line Up to Press Their Agenda on Biden". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-11-08.
  3. "Biden eyes GOP candidates for Cabinet slots". POLITICO. Retrieved 2020-11-08.
  4. Staff, Politico. "Meet the contenders for Biden's Cabinet". POLITICO. Retrieved 2020-11-08.
  5. Nichols, Hans. "Scoop: Biden announcing COVID task force on Monday". Axios. Retrieved 2020-11-08.
  6. Lee, Bruce Y. "Joe Biden Forming Covid-19 Coronavirus Task Force, Here Are Some Reported Members". Forbes. Retrieved 2020-11-08.
  7. Pengelly, Martin (2020-11-08). "US posts fourth consecutive daily Covid record as Joe Biden prepares taskforce". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2020-11-08.
  8. "Biden transition team unveils members of Covid-19 task force". STAT. 2020-11-09. Retrieved 2020-11-09.

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