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Dr. Lisa Cooper Meets with President Biden and Vice President Harris


CHE Director, Lisa Cooper, MD, MPH, a member of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), is working

Lisa Cooper, MD, MPH shakes hands with US President Joe Biden

Lisa Cooper, MD, MPH shakes hands with US President Joe Biden (Photo Credit: White House)

alongside some of the nation's most "distinguished individuals from industry, academia, and non-profit organizations" to make policy recommendations to the President and the White House. According to, PCAST “is an independent Federal Advisory Committee comprised of distinguished individuals from industry, academia, and non-profit organizations with a range of perspectives and expertise.  PCAST develops evidence-based recommendations for the President on matters involving science, technology, and innovation policy, as well as on matters involving scientific and technological information that is needed to inform policy affecting the economy, worker empowerment, education, energy, the environment, public health, national and homeland security, racial equity, and other topics.”

On March 18, 2022, Dr. Cooper, along with other researchers and patients, met with President Joe Biden to discuss the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H), a health research agency that seeks to accelerate progress on curing cancer and additional health innovations. A recording of the roundtable livestream can be viewed here.

On March 24, 2022, Dr. Cooper again joined in conversation with industry experts and Vice President Kamala Harris for the March meeting of the PCAST. A recording of the meeting can be found here.

Lauren RohrsDecember 16, 2022