The President today announced his intention to nominate Robert B. Helms to be an Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services (Planning and Evaluation). He would succeed Robert J. Rubin.
Mr. Helms has been with the Department of Health and Human Services since 1981. He was Deputy Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation/Health, 1981-1984; and Acting Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, 1984 to present. Previously, he was director of health policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute, 1974-1981; and an associate professor of economics at Loyola College in Baltimore, MD, 1971-1973.
He graduated from Auburn University (B.S., 1962) and the University of California at Los Angeles (M.A., 1966 and Ph.D., 1973). Mr. Helms is married, has two children, and resides in Rockville, MD. He was born January 12, 1940, in Mobile, AL.