William F. Raub, PH.D.


William F. Raub is the Acting Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) within the Office of the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).? From December 2001 through February 2003, he served concurrently as Principal Deputy ASPE and Deputy Director of the Office of Public Health Emergency Preparedness, also within the Office of the Secretary.

Dr. Raub was the HHS Deputy Assistant Secretary for Science Policy from 1995 to 2001.?? He was the Science Advisor to the Administrator, United States Environmental Protection Agency from 1992 to 1995 after a one-year assignment as Special Assistant for Health Affairs in the Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President of the United States.? Prior to that, he was the Deputy Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the Department of Health and Human Services from August 1986 through November, 1991.? From July 1989 through March 1991, he was the Acting Director, NIH.

From 1978 to 1986, Dr. Raub served first as Associate Director, and later Deputy Director, for Extramural Research and Training at NIH.? He was Associate Director of the National Eye Institute from 1975 to 1978 and Chief of the Biotechnology Resources Branch in the Division of Research Resources from 1969 to 1975.? Dr. Raub was Acting Chief of the Special Research Resources Branch, Division of Research Resources, in 1968-1969, and was a Health Scientist Administrator in the Division of Research Facilities and Resources from 1966 to 1968.? From 1966 through 1979, Dr. Raub led the development of the PROPHET system, the first integrated array of computer-based tools for the study of the relationships between molecular structures and biological effects.

Dr. Raub has received numerous awards from external organizations for his government service ? including the Society of Research Administrators' Award for Distinguished Contribution to Research Administration, the American Medical Association's Nathan Davis Award, and election as a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration.? In addition, within HHS, he has twice been presented the Distinguished Service Award and has received the Presidential Meritorious Executive Rank Award and the Presidential Distinguished Rank Award.

Born in Alden Station, Pennsylvania, Dr. Raub was graduated summa cum laude with the A.B. degree in Biology from Wilkes College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.? He received the Ph.D. degree in Physiology from the University of Pennsylvania, where he also was awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship and was a Fellow of the Pennsylvania Plan.? During 1965-1966, Dr. Raub was an instructor and post-doctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School.