Paul E. Norris is director of the Office of Regulatory Science (ORS) in the Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA), Food and Drug Administration (FDA). As ORS director, Dr. Norris provides strategic scientific leadership, coordination, and expertise to ORA laboratories and leaders. He is responsible for providing support for high quality, collaborative, scientific activities that advance regulatory science and address public health issues concerning FDA-regulated products. For 11 years, he served the FDA as the director of the Arkansas Regional laboratory. Dr. Norris has served the public as a private practitioner, as a state and federal employee, and as a military officer. He has more than 30 years of experience in management, regulatory medicine, and animal and public health. Before joining the FDA, he worked for the Arkansas Livestock and Poultry Commission for 18 years, serving as state veterinarian during his last two years. He retired from the Arkansas Air National Guard with 26 years of service, attaining the rank of colonel. He is a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom, serving in Afghanistan.