Diana Zuckerman, Ph.D.

Diana Zuckerman, Ph.D., is the President of the National Center for Health Research, a nonpartisan, nonprofit research and education organization that works to improve policies and programs that affect the health and safety of adults and children. She works with Members of Congress and their staff to strengthen patient and consumer safeguards, and has testified about medical products and FDA policies several dozen times before Congress, FDA Advisory Committees, and the FDA Science Board.

Dr. Zuckerman was on the faculty at Vassar and Yale and was a researcher at Harvard prior to moving to Washington, DC to work in Congress, starting as an AAAS Fellow in 1983.  In 1995, Dr. Zuckerman served as a senior policy advisor in the White House, working for First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton and the Office of Science and Technology Policy. Since 1996, she has served in leadership positions at nonprofit organizations, and has been president of the National Center for Health Research since 1999. She founded the Center’s Cancer Prevention and Treatment Fund in 2007.

In addition, Dr. Zuckerman was a fellow at the University of Pennsylvania Center for Bioethics for many years and was the first non-physician elected to the Women in Medicine International Hall of Fame. She has served on the Board of Directors of the Alliance for a Stronger FDA.

After receiving her Ph.D. from Ohio State University, Dr. Zuckerman was a post-doctoral fellow in epidemiology and public health at Yale Medical School.

Dr. Zuckerman, a founding board member, joined the Reagan-Udall Foundation for the FDA Board of Directors in 2008.