|Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy|
|Succeeding||Regina LaBelle (Acting)|
|Born||1970/1971 (age 50–51)|
|Education||Delhi University (MD)|
University of Alabama, Birmingham (MPH)
London School of Business and Finance (MBA)
Gupta was born in India and raised in a suburb of Washington, D.C. His father is a diplomat. Gupta earned his Doctor of Medicine from the University College of Medical Sciences of Delhi University. He earned a Master of Public Health from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). He worked as an assistant professor of medicine at Meharry Medical College and at UAB.
Gupta ran the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department from 2009 to 2014. He became the director of the West Virginia Bureau of Public Health in 2015, and focused on reducing overdose deaths from the opioid epidemic. He left the role in 2018 to become the chief medical officer of the March of Dimes.
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| Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy
Taking office 2021
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