Tevi Troy

Former Senior Fellow

At A Glance:

Tevi Troy was a senior fellow at Hudson Institute.

Biography

Tevi Troy was a senior fellow at Hudson Institute.

Dr. Troy is also the author of the best-selling book, What Jefferson Read, Ike Watched, and Obama Tweeted: 200 Years of Popular Culture in the White House. He is a frequent television and radio analyst, and has appeared on Bloomberg, CNBC, CNN, Fox News, Fox Business, and The NewsHour, among other outlets.

On August 3, 2007, Dr. Troy was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. As Deputy Secretary, Dr. Troy was the chief operating officer of the largest civilian department in the federal government, with a budget of $716 billion and over 67,000 employees. In that position, he oversaw all operations, including Medicare, Medicaid, public health, medical research, food and drug safety, welfare, child and family services, disease prevention, and mental health services. He served as the regulatory policy officer for HHS, overseeing the development and approval of all HHS regulations and significant guidance. In addition, he led a number of initiatives at HHS, including implementing the President's Management Agenda, combating bio-terrorism, and public health emergency preparedness. He also sponsored a series of key conferences on improving HHS’ role with respect to innovation in the pharmaceutical, biomedical, and medical device industries. Dr. Troy has led U.S. government delegations to Asia, the Middle East, Europe, North America, and Africa.

Dr. Troy has extensive White House experience, having served in several high-level positions over a five-year period, culminating in his service as Deputy Assistant and then Acting Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy. In the latter position, he ran the Domestic Policy Council and was the White House’s lead adviser on health care, labor, education, transportation, immigration, crime, veterans and welfare. At the White House, Dr. Troy also specialized in crisis management, creating intra-governmental consensus, and all aspects of policy development, including strategy, outreach and coalition building. He also served for a time as the White House Jewish liaison. Dr. Troy spearheaded the White House’s American Competitiveness Initiative, featured in the 2007 State of the Union Address. He left the White House for a period to serve as deputy policy director for the 2004 Bush-Cheney reelection campaign, where he was responsible for debate preparation.

Dr. Troy has held high-level positions on Capitol Hill as well. From 1998 to 2000, Dr. Troy served as the Policy Director for Senator John Ashcroft. From 1996 to 1998, Troy was Senior Domestic Policy Adviser and later Domestic Policy Director for the House Policy Committee, chaired by Christopher Cox.

From 2009 to 2013, Dr. Troy was Senior Fellow at Hudson Institute, where he remains an Adjunct Fellow. He has also been a Researcher at the American Enterprise Institute.

In addition to his senior level government work and health care expertise, Dr. Troy is also a presidential historian, making him one of only a handful of historians who has both studied the White House and worked there at the highest levels. Dr. Troy is also the author of Intellectuals and the American Presidency: Philosophers, Jesters, or Technicians? (Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2002), and has written over 200 articles, for The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Forbes, The New Republic, Commentary, Reason, Investor’s Business Daily, National Review, Washingtonian, The Weekly Standard, and other publications.

Dr. Troy's many other affiliations include: contributing editor for Washingtonian magazine; member of the publication committee of National Affairs; member of the Board of Fellows of the Jewish Policy Center; a Senior Fellow at the Potomac Institute; and a member of the Blue Ribbon Study Panel examining the United States’ readiness to address bioterrorism and naturally occurring outbreaks. In 2012, he was a Special Policy Adviser to the Mitt Romney presidential campaign and served as Director of Domestic Policy for the nascent Romney transition.
Dr. Troy has a B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University and an M.A and Ph.D. in American Civilization from the University of Texas at Austin.

Dr. Troy lives in Maryland with his wife, Kami, and four children.

Events
21
May 2015
Past Event
King v. Burwell: What Next for Obamacare? A Discussion with Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D.
Featured Speakers:
John P. Walters
Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA)
Tevi Troy
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21
May 2015
Past Event
King v. Burwell: What Next for Obamacare? A Discussion with Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D.

Senator Bill Cassidy and Tevi Troy discuss the fate of the ACA in relation to King v. Burwell and alternative plans including the Patient Freedom Act.

Thursday 7:30 - 9:00AM
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Featured Speakers:
John P. Walters
Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA)
Tevi Troy
29
May 2014
Past Event
2015 Dietary Guidelines: Political Agendas or Sound Nutrition?
Featured Speakers:
Reid Ribble
Hanns Kuttner
Tevi Troy
Julie Gunlock
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29
May 2014
Past Event
2015 Dietary Guidelines: Political Agendas or Sound Nutrition?

A discussion of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the implications of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee’s current direction.

Thursday 8:00 - 9:30AM
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Featured Speakers:
Reid Ribble
Hanns Kuttner
Tevi Troy
Julie Gunlock
12
September 2013
Past Event
Organization and Innovation in Air Traffic Control
Featured Speakers:
Robert W. Poole, Jr.
Christopher DeMuth
James Burnley
Gary Church
Kimberly Dennis
Gerald Dillingham
George Donohue
Chris Edwards
Jack Fearnsides
Craig Fuller
Richard Golaszewski
Tim Kane
Heather Krause
Ira Kuhn
Hanns Kuttner
Eli Lehrer
Lewis Libby
Paul Rinaldi
William Ris
John Strong
David Tell
Tevi Troy
Steve Van Beek
Marc Viggiano
John P. Walters
Kenneth R. Weinstein
Margaret Whitehead
Clifford Winston
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12
September 2013
Past Event
Organization and Innovation in Air Traffic Control

On September 12, 2013, Hudson Institute's "Initiative on Future Innovation(Initiative on Future Innovation)":http://dev.hudson.org/policycenters/16-in

Thursday 8:00 - 11:00AM
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Featured Speakers:
Robert W. Poole, Jr.
Christopher DeMuth
James Burnley
Gary Church
Kimberly Dennis
Gerald Dillingham
George Donohue
Chris Edwards
Jack Fearnsides
Craig Fuller
Richard Golaszewski
Tim Kane
Heather Krause
Ira Kuhn
Hanns Kuttner
Eli Lehrer
Lewis Libby
Paul Rinaldi
William Ris
John Strong
David Tell
Tevi Troy
Steve Van Beek
Marc Viggiano
John P. Walters
Kenneth R. Weinstein
Margaret Whitehead
Clifford Winston
08
April 2013
Past Event
Reclaiming Innovation in the Life Sciences: Reform FDA, Modernize its Culture
Featured Speakers:
Dr. Scott Gottlieb
Tevi Troy
Christopher DeMuth
Margaret Anderson
Joe Grogan
Brian Harvey
Tim Kane
Coleen Klasmeier
Hanns Kuttner
Dan Leonard
Lewis Libby
Jennifer Luray
Michael Mandel
Robert Popovian
David Tell
Marc Tessier-Lavigne
John P. Walters
Kenneth R. Weinstein
Margaret Whitehead
Benjamin Zycher
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08
April 2013
Past Event
Reclaiming Innovation in the Life Sciences: Reform FDA, Modernize its Culture

On April 8, 2013, Hudson Institute’s "Initiative on Future Innovation(Intiative on Future Innovation)":http://dev.hudson.org/policycenters/16-initia

Monday 10:00 - 1:00PM
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Featured Speakers:
Dr. Scott Gottlieb
Tevi Troy
Christopher DeMuth
Margaret Anderson
Joe Grogan
Brian Harvey
Tim Kane
Coleen Klasmeier
Hanns Kuttner
Dan Leonard
Lewis Libby
Jennifer Luray
Michael Mandel
Robert Popovian
David Tell
Marc Tessier-Lavigne
John P. Walters
Kenneth R. Weinstein
Margaret Whitehead
Benjamin Zycher