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Erin O’Quinn
Leadership Role
Acting Associate Commissioner for Legislative Affairs - Office of Legislation

As Acting Associate Commissioner for Legislation, Erin O'Quinn leads the Office of Legislation (OL). In this role she directs FDA interactions with Congress, advising and providing guidance to FDA Leadership in advance of hearings and other key engagements as well as ensuring that Congress has the most accurate and up-to-date information regarding FDA regulatory actions, managing FDA responses to requests from Congress, and coordinating legislative activities with the Department of Health and Human Services. Prior to joining FDA, Ms. O’Quinn worked for over a decade on Capitol Hill where she served as the Chief of Staff for Congresswoman Kim Schrier, M.D. (D-WA) on the Energy and Commerce Committee, and Deputy Chief of Staff for Congressman Ami Bera, M.D. (D-CA), where she developed long-term strategic agendas and served as the primary advisor on all legislative and policy issues. Earlier in her career she worked as an HIV tester and medical case manager. Ms. O'Quinn received a Master of Public Health and Master of Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she focused on Maternal and Child Health and Policy and Management.

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