Principal Deputy Center Director - Center for Drug Evaluation and Research | CDER
Jacqueline Corrigan-Curay, J.D., M.D., is the Principal Deputy Center Director in FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER). Most recently, she served as the Acting Center Deputy Director for Operations, directing center and agency-level priority and initiative programs and leading GDUFA III reauthorization negotiations.
Previously, Dr. Corrigan-Curay was director of CDER’s Office of Medical Policy (OMP). In that role, she led the development, coordination, and implementation of medical policy programs and strategic initiatives. She worked collaboratively with other CDER program areas, FDA centers, and stakeholders on enhancing policies to improve drug development and regulatory review processes.
Dr. Corrigan-Curay brings to the position a unique legal, scientific policy, and clinical background with expertise in risk and scientific assessment, and clinical trial design and oversight. Before joining FDA, she served as supervisory medical officer with the Immediate Office of the Director, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). She also served in director and acting director roles with the Office of Biotechnology Activities (OBA), Office of Science Policy at NIH, where she was executive secretary of the NIH Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee. She has held positions as an attending physician with the VA Medical Center, a policy analyst with the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment, and as a practicing attorney in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Corrigan-Curay earned her law degree from Harvard Law School, her medical degree from University of Maryland School of Medicine, and a bachelor’s degree in history of science from Harvard/Radcliffe College in Cambridge, MA. She completed her training in internal medicine at Georgetown University Medical Center, where she also served as a clinical assistant professor of medicine. She has continued to practice internal medicine part-time at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Washington, D.C.