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Judy McMeekin, Pharm.D., Associate Commissioner for Regulatory Affairs

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Judy McMeekin

Dr. McMeekin is the Associate Commissioner for Regulatory Affairs (ACRA) within the Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA) in the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). She has responsibility for over 5,000 staff and operations in ORA. ORA is FDA’s “field force” supporting FDA’s product centers through responsibilities including, inspections and investigations, including criminal investigations, compliance and enforcement, import operations, regulatory science and field laboratory operations. ORA also works closely with global, federal, state, local, tribal and territorial partners, and administers contracts, grants and cooperative agreements to advance an integrated system and ensure an effective public health safety net.

Prior to becoming ACRA, Dr. McMeekin served as the Deputy Associate Commissioner for Regulatory Affairs, Acting Director of ORA’s Office of Strategic Planning and Operational Policy and as the Director, Division of Operational Policy. Dr. McMeekin began her FDA career in the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research in the Office of Compliance, eventually serving as the Director, Division of Prescription Drugs.  Before joining FDA, she worked for the United States Pharmacopeia, and several health systems as a clinical pharmacist.  

Dr. McMeekin received her Bachelor of Science degree in pharmacy and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Northeastern University in Boston, MA.  
 

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