Brianna Sheppard manages the Reagan-Udall Foundation for the FDA’s flagship program, Innovation in Medical Evidence Development and Surveillance (IMEDS). IMEDS creates innovative, public-private partnerships between leading healthcare claims data partners and researchers to explore new ways to use real world data to advance public health. Prior to joining RUF, Brianna worked as a senior associate at the Health and Environmental Sciences Institute (HESI) in Washington, DC, supporting technical research committees to collaboratively identify and help to resolve global health and environment challenges through the engagement of scientists from academia, government, industry, and other strategic partners.
Brianna holds an M.S. in Environmental Sciences and Policy from Johns Hopkins University and a B.S. in Environmental Policy and Planning from Virginia Tech.