Dr. McCance-Katz Joins SAMHSA as Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use


Elinore McCance-Katz, M.D., Ph.D., Joins SAMHSA as the Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Elinore McCance-Katz has joined SAMHSA as the first Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use. In this role, she works across federal agencies to bring the full force of the government to bear in support of the clinical priorities identified by Secretary Thomas E. Price to address the opioid epidemic and focus on the treatment and care needs of Americans with serious mental illness.
Dr. McCance-Katz has extensive experience in the care and treatment of those living with substance use and mental disorders. She is board-certified in general psychiatry and in addiction psychiatry, with 28 years of clinical experience in treatment of mental disorders, substance use disorders, and co-occurring disorders. Her experience in federal and state agencies and as a clinician, researcher, and educator equip her with the multifaceted perspective needed to address today's behavioral health challenges.
Under her leadership, SAMHSA will continue to play a significant role in improving the nation's health with support from the White House, the Department of Health and Human Services, and our key stakeholders.
Please join us in welcoming Dr. McCance-Katz to SAMHSA!
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