Assistant Secretary for Global Affairs Department of Health and Human Services
Loyce Pace joined the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as the Assistant Secretary for Global Affairs (OGA) in March of 2021. Ms. Pace is a public health expert and promotes global health equity efforts. She received a Bachelor’s degree with Honors in human biology from Stanford University and a Master’s degree in international health & human rights with the distinction of Delta Omega from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Following her education, her work has focused on inclusion in the global health domain—she has been involved with community-based organizations and grassroots leaders around the world, advised global committees and foundations, directed advocacy programs, and much more. Ms. Pace became the President & Executive Director of Global Health Council in 2016, and for the next four years led efforts to boost global health assistance and investments. In November 2020, Ms. Pace joined the Biden-Harris Transition COVID-19 Advisory Board and consulted the team on their agenda to end the pandemic.
In her current role at HHS, Ms. Pace aims to strengthen the U.S. international health agenda through multilateral and bilateral forums. She is responsible for overseeing the Department’s relationships with both foreign governments and international institutions as well as policymaking bodies such as the G7, G20, United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), and World Health Assembly. Both before and during the pandemic, Ms. Pace has worked to advance global health equity and health priorities around the world.
Learn more about Loyce Pace’s work:
- HHS.gov Bio: Loyce Pace, MPH
- Twitter: Loyce Pace, MPH (she/her)
- Health Affairs Speaker Series: Policy Spotlight: One-on-One with Loyce Pace, Director, HHS Office of Global Affairs
- MSNBC: Loyce Pace discusses public health response to COVID-19 on MSNBC
- Global Health Council: Letter from Loyce – a postscript: Passing the Torch, Keeping the Flame