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Biden appoints Dr. Ashish Jha as White House Covid Czar

President Joe Biden March 17 announced the appointment of Dr. Ashish Jha to serve as the White House White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator, taking the lead on the administration’s approach to the pandemic.

Dr. Ashish Jha. (Brown University photo)

President Joe Biden March 17 announced the appointment of Dr. Ashish Jha to serve as the White House White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator, taking the lead on the administration’s approach to the pandemic.

Jha, the Dean of Public Health at Brown University, replaces outgoing Covid czar Jeffrey Zients, and will take up the position April 5. He will take time off from Brown to take up his new role at the White House.

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