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Carol Cave, Deputy Associate Commissioner for Regulatory Affairs

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Carol Cave

Deputy Associate Commissioner for Regulatory Affairs

Office of Regulatory Affairs

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Ms. Cave serves as the Deputy Associate Commissioner for Regulatory Affairs within the Office of Regulatory Affairs in the Food and Drug Administration. In this role she supports the Associate Commissioner for Regulatory Affairs with activities including enforcement, regulatory science implementation, import operations, global/federal/state collaborations, implementation of new laws and regulations, and overall strategic planning and prioritizations.

She previously served as the Assistant Commissioner of the Office of Enforcement and Import Operations and had responsibility for providing direction and oversight of the Food and Drug Administration’s field import operations. This included reviewing prior notice and intelligence data on human and animal food and leading the development, implementation, and evaluation of laws, regulations, and policies as they related to broad global and national programs and activities.

Prior to this position, she served as the Deputy Director for the Office of Compliance and Field Operations in the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) where she worked with other federal government agencies to identify unique approaches and solutions to identify potentially defective consumer products. Ms. Cave had an extensive career with the CPSC having served as the Director of Field Investigations, and as part of the Office of Compliance’s Special Investigations Unit. She holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Maryland, College Park.

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