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

Judith McMeekin

Judy McMeekin is the Deputy Associate Commissioner for Regulatory Affairs (DACRA) within the Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA) in the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In this role, Judy serves as the principal advisor to and surrogate for the Associate Commissioner for Regulatory Affairs (ACRA) on the full range of ORA activities including enforcement, regulatory science implementation, import operations, global/federal/state collaborations, implementation of new laws and regulations, and overall strategic planning and prioritizations. 

Judy previously served as the acting director of ORA’s Office of Strategic Planning and Operational Policy (OSPOP) and as the Director, Division of Operational Policy. Prior to joining ORA, she served as Director, Division of Prescription Drugs in the Office of Compliance in the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research.  Before joining FDA, Judy 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.