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The following header reflects the organizational hierarchy.

FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION
OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER

The following is the Food and Drug Administration, Office of the Commissioner organization structure depicting the organizational structure reporting to the Commissioner of Food and Drugs within the Office of the Commissioner. These organizational structures are organized in sequential order by their assigned Standard Administrative code (Alphanumeric sequence of characters beginning with the letter D).

Each organizational component will be depicted in the following standard format:

Title of organization.
Position title of the manager.
Military rank if any, first name, middle initial if any, last name, post graduate degrees if any, and if the individual is designated as acting.

COMMISSIONER OF FOOD AND DRUGS
Margaret A. Hamburg, M.D.

Reports directly to the Commissioner of Food and Drugs
Chief of Staff
Lisa Barclay, J.D.

Reports directly to the General Counsel of HHS, advises the Commissioner of Food and Drugs
OFFICE OF THE CHIEF COUNSEL
Chief Counsel
Elizabeth H. Dickinson, J.D.
(DAA)

Reports directly to the Commissioner of Food and Drugs
OFFICE OF THE EXECUTIVE SECRETARIAT
Director
Martina H. Varnado
(DAB)

Reports directly to the Commissioner of Food and Drugs
OFFICE OF THE CHIEF SCIENTIST
Chief Scientist
Dr. Stephen Ostroff (Acting)
(DAE)

OFFICE OF COUNTER-TERRORISM AND EMERGING THREATS
Assistant Commissioner
Luciana Borio, M.D.
(DAEG)

Reports directly to the Chief Scientist
OFFICE OF SCIENTIFIC INTEGRITY
Director
Nathan Doty, J.D.
(DAEH)

OFFICE OF REGULATORY SCIENCE AND INNOVATION
Director
Vacant
 (DAEI)

OFFICE OF SCIENTIFIC PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Director
Leslie Wheelock
(DAEJ)

Reports directly to the Commissioner of Food and Drugs and an indirect report to the Counselor to the Commissioner
OFFICE OF LEGISLATION
Associate Commissioner for Legislation
Sally Howard, J.D.  (Acting)
(DAN)

Reports directly to the Commissioner of Food and Drugs and an indirect report to the Counselor to the Commissioner
OFFICE OF POLICY AND PLANNING
Associate Commissioner for Policy and Planning
Peter Lurie, M.D., M.P.H.
(DAQ)

Reports directly to the Associate Commissioner for Policy and Planning
OFFICE OF POLICY
Assistant Commissioner for Policy
Leslie Kux, J.D.
(DAQE)

OFFICE OF PLANNING
Assistant Commissioner for Planning
Malcolm J. Bertoni
(DAQF)

Reports directly to the Commissioner of Food and Drugs
OFFICE OF THE COUNSELOR TO THE COMMISSIONER
Counselor to the Commissioner
Vacant
(DAR)

Reports directly to the Counselor to the Commissioner
OFFICE OF CRISIS MANAGEMENT
Director
Mark Russo (Acting)
(DARA)

Reports directly to the Commissioner of Food and Drugs and an indirect report to the Office of the Chief Scientist
OFFICE OF WOMEN’S HEALTH
Assistant Commissioner
Marsha B. Henderson, M.C.R.P.
(DAS)

Reports directly to the Commissioner of Food and Drugs and an indirect report to the Counselor to the Commissioner
OFFICE OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Associate Commissioner for External Affairs
Steven Immergut (Acting)
(DAU)

OFFICE OF MEDIA AFFAIRS 
Assistant Commissioner for Media Affairs
Erica Jefferson (Acting)
(DAUA)

Reports directly to the Associate Commissioner for the Office of External Affairs
OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS
Assistant Commissioner for Communications
Lawrence Bachorik, Ph.D.
(DAUB)

OFFICE OF HEALTH AND CONSTITUENT AFFAIRS
Assistant Commissioner for Health and Constituent Affairs
Heidi C. Marchand, PharmD
(DAUC)

Reports directly to the Commissioner of Food and Drugs and an indirect report to the Office of the Chief Scientist
OFFICE OF MINORITY HEALTH
Director
Jonca Bull, M.D.
(DAY)
 

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