Trump picks Katy Talento as healthcare adviser to White House policy team

The Trump-Pence transition team appointed Katy Talento, an infectious disease epidemiologist, to the White House policy team to advise on healthcare.

Ms. Talento served on President-elect Donald Trump's campaign since July 2016. She has 12 years of Senate experience, most recently working as the legislative director for Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C. She also has significant public health experience. Before joining Sen. Tillis' office, Ms. Talento was the vice president of corporate affairs at MosquitoZone International, which protects workers from vector-borne diseases for companies that operate in tropical areas.

She earned a master's in infectious disease epidemiology from Boston-based Harvard School of Public Health, and served as a research instructor at Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C.

Ms. Talento has also penned articles for The Federalist on women's health issues, particularly birth control and abortion.


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