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Kenneth Bernard

Kenneth Bernard MD, USPHS (Ret)

Special Advisor, White House National Security Council
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Kenneth Bernard, MD, was the former Senior Political Adviser to the Director-General, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland. Prior to that position, he served in a series of senior policy positions in the United States Government in both the Clinton and Bush (43) Administrations, including: Special Assistant to the President for Biodefense, Homeland Security Council, White House; Special Adviser for Health and Security on the National Security Council (NSC) Staff at the White House; Special Adviser for National Security, Intelligence and Defense for the Secretary of Health and Human Services; Senior Adviser to Senator Bill Frist; and Health Attaché at the U.S. Mission to the UN in Geneva. Dr. Bernard retired from the US Public Health Service in January 2005 with the rank of Rear Admiral and Assistant Surgeon General.