Ashwin Vasan, an Indian-American has been named New York's health commissioner

Ashwin Vasan is currently the President and CEO of Fountain House, a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to enhance health, expand opportunities, and eliminate social and economic isolation for those living with serious mental illness.

Ashwin Vasan, an Indian-American has been named New York's health commissioner
Ashwin Vasan

Indian-American public health expert, Ashwin Vasan, has been appointed as the new commissioner of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) by Eric Adams, the Mayor of New York.

Dave A Choksi, another Indian American, is the current health commissioner and will remain in the position until March 15. In the meanwhile, Vasan will act as Senior Adviser for Public Health.