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Andrea Furia-Helms

FDA, United States
Director, Office of Patient Affairs
Andrea Furia-Helms is the Director of the Office of Patient Affairs (OPA) in the Office of the Commissioner. She collaborates with patient communities, the FDA medical product Centers and other offices to incorporate patient and caregiver perspectives in cross-cutting regulatory meetings. Before OPA, she spent over ten years as the Director of the FDA Patient Representative Program and coordinated patient engagement activities for the agency. Prior to FDA, Ms. Furia-Helms was Director of the Back to Sleep campaign , a public-private partnership to educate communities on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), at the National Institutes of Health. Ms. Furia-Helms has a Master of Public Health from The George Washington University.

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Monday, June 15

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