April 30, 2021: President Joseph Biden has annouced his intention to nominate Miriam Delphin-Rittmon to be Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Presently the Director of the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services of the State of Connecticut, Dr. Delphin-Rittmon has served as the Department's Deputy Commissioner, Senior Policy Advisor, and Director. She is an Associate Adjunct Professor with the Yale University Department of Psychiatry and has served as Director of Cultural Competence and Health Disparities Research and Consultation with the Program for Recovery and Health, and as a Senior Advisor to HHS's Administrator of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Dr. Delphin-Rittmon earned a BA in social science at Hofstra University and an MS and a PhD in clinical psychology at Purdue University. If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, she will replace Acting Assistant Secretary Tom Coderre.