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Anne Rancourt, MPS
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Anne Rancourt
Anne Rancourt, MPS

Anne Rancourt was appointed as director of the Office of Health Communication and Education at the Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in May 2024. As director of the Office of Health Communication and Education, Ms. Rancourt is responsible for conducting public education, stakeholder outreach, and regulatory communication programs designed to ensure FDA's success in implementing the Tobacco Control Act. These efforts include developing breakthrough communication strategies to reduce youth tobacco use and help current tobacco users quit, and building stakeholder understanding of and compliance with FDA tobacco product regulations.

Before her career at FDA, Ms. Rancourt served as communications director at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). In this role, Ms. Rancourt was responsible for managing the communication branch that oversaw dissemination of NIDA’s scientific research portfolio on substance use and addiction, including tobacco and e-cigarette use.

Prior to her tenure at NIDA, Ms. Rancourt was a Communications Section Chief at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), where she led communications strategy on HIV. Earlier in her career, Anne led media and digital outreach strategies for The Heart Truth campaign to educate women about the risk of heart disease at NIH’s National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

Ms. Rancourt holds a M.P.S. in Strategic Public Relations from The George Washington University and a B.A. in English from Georgetown University.

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Anne Rancourt, MPS
1-877-287-1373 (9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Eastern)
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