Announcement: Kaye Hayes Selected as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Infectious Disease and the Director of the Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy

Content From: Rachel Levine, MD, ADM, U.S. Public Health Service, Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human ServicesPublished: May 25, 20223 min read


Kaye Hayes

Dear Colleague,

OASH is pleased to announce that B. Kaye Hayes, MPA has been selected as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Infectious Disease and the Director of the Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy. A dedicated and passionate public health expert, Kaye has provided vast leadership within OASH for the past 25 years. Since September 2020, Kaye served as the Acting Director of the OASH Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy (OIDP). In this role, she steadfastly provided strategic leadership and policy development, while encouraging coordination and innovation from our HIV, vaccines, viral hepatitis, sexually transmitted infections, blood and tissue safety, antimicrobial resistance, tick-borne diseases programs, and more.

Kaye also previously served as the Acting Deputy Director and Senior Advisor for Policy for the Office on Women's Health and worked as the Special Assistant and Senior Advisor for Policy for Dr. David Satcher, 16th U.S. Surgeon General and the Assistant Secretary for Health, an honor that continues to guide her work.

Kaye has also worked as the Extramural Community Liaison for the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), where she developed and strengthened partnerships with national, state, and local organizations, including business, labor, faith community, entertainment, and other nontraditional health partnerships. While at CDC, her career included assignments leading efforts on the Women's Health Equity Act and health care reform.

Kaye received her bachelor's degree from the University of Virginia and a master's degree in public administration from Georgia State University, with a concentration in strategic management and human resource management. While in graduate school, she was inducted into Pi Alpha Alpha National Honor Society, and she was selected as a Presidential Management Fellow and assigned to the CDC National AIDS Information and Education Program where she provided advice and counsel to implement one of the most successful and longest running public education and prevention campaigns for HIV/AIDS—America Responds to AIDS and Business Responds to AIDS.

During her federal tenure, Kaye is exceedingly proud of her work with the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) to implement the Ending the HIV Epidemic Initiative and the National HIV/AIDS Strategy launch at the White House last December, along with the release of strategic plans on HIV, STI, Hepatitis and Vaccines, Blood Safety Report, and the Tick-Borne Disease Congressional Report. Kaye looks forward to continuing to guide the office during the COVID-19 pandemic and developing evidence-based approaches to responding to a range of infectious diseases and syndemics.

Please join me in congratulating Kaye in her new role and accomplishment!


Rachel L. Levine, MD
ADM, U.S. Public Health Service
Assistant Secretary for Health