Masimo announced that Founder, Chairman, and CEO Joe Kiani has been appointed by President Joe Biden to the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST). The President’s video announcement can be found seen above.
Since 1933, with the creation by President Franklin D. Roosevelt of a Science Advisory Board, each President has established an advisory committee of scientists, engineers, and health professionals. Created by Executive Order, President Biden’s PCAST will advise him on matters involving science, technology, education, and innovation policy. The Council also provides the President with scientific and technical information needed to inform public policy relating to the American economy, the American worker, national and homeland security, and more. In particular, President Biden has asked PCAST to consider such pressing topics as how the pandemic can inform public health needs and how scientific and technological breakthroughs can help address climate change. The 30 members of the Council, the most diverse in history, include distinguished individuals from sectors outside the Federal Government with diverse perspectives and expertise in science, technology, education, and innovation, including 20 elected members of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, five MacArthur “Genius” Fellows, two former Cabinet secretaries, and two Nobel laureates. More details about PCAST can be found here.
Joe Kiani commented, “Thank you, President Biden, for this appointment. I am excited to work with this incredible PCAST group and others to explore ways that science and technology, and policies that can shape them, can improve healthcare, the environment, innovation, and equity in our country and the world.”