Juliet Bui serves as Policy Advisor on Health at the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. She comes to the Initiative as a Presidential Management Fellow from the Office of Behavioral Health Equity at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), where she focuses on strategies to address behavioral health disparities. The Office of Behavioral Health Equity was created in accord with the Affordable Care Act, and works to ensure that diverse populations (culturally, racially and ethnically diverse individuals; sexual minority populations; and other groups vulnerable to behavioral health disparities) have access to high quality behavioral health care.
Before joining SAMHSA and while completing her graduate studies, Juliet researched workforce policy for the Service Employees International Union Local 721, with a focus on the Los Angeles County social services system. She also interned as a therapist to transition-age youth at the Coalition for Responsible Community Development, a non-profit in South Los Angeles. Prior to graduate school, she worked in the Office of Communications at the Brookings Institution. Juliet holds a B.A. in Sociology and B.A. in Psychology from Rice University, and a Master in Social Work and Master in Public Administration from the University of Southern California.