Erica Froyd represents the interests of Lewis-Burke clients in the areas of biomedical research, federal research policy and health care with a particular focus on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other agencies within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, including: the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).
Prior to joining Lewis-Burke, Ms. Froyd served as the Director of Government and Public Affairs at the Society for Neuroscience where she coordinated strategies to secure increased federal funding for biomedical research and built support for issues important to science, including the investment in biomedical research through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and sustained support for neuroscience research in the annual appropriations process. She has extensive experience working with Congress, the Executive Branch, scientific and health organizations and other stakeholder partners.
Ms. Froyd developed her expertise in research and health advocacy at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) where she directed a coalition of more than 80 organizations and focused on a variety of issues including NIH, bioterrorism, public health, and diversity in the health professions. Prior to AAMC, she served as the Grassroots Representative at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Ms. Froyd earned her B.A. in political science from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota and her Masters in Public Administration with a focus on health policy from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.