Susannah Fox is the new chief technology officer at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, succeeding Bryan Sivak, who left at the end of April after serving for nearly three years.

Most recently, Fox served as an entrepreneur in residence at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, developing strategies for expanding the organization’s public health mission. She previously was an associate director at Pew Research Center for more than 14 years; achievements included setting an industry standard for research on the social impact of the Internet on health and authoring more than 50 reports on various topics, according to her LinkedIn profile.

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In a blog posting, Fox pledged to continue work started by Todd Park, the first CTO at HHS, to better use data within the department, and to continue Sivak’s mission to modernize HHS and make its work more effective.

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