Board of Directors

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 is a frequently quoted and nationally respected expert on health and health policy, especially FDA issues. She worked with Members of Congress and their staff to strengthen patient safeguards in FDAAA and has testified about medical products and FDA policies several dozen times before Congress, FDA Advisory Committees, and the FDA Science Board.

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 non-profit 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 and in 2010 was elected to the Women in Medicine International Hall of Fame. She serves on numerous boards and commissions, including the Board of Directors of the Alliance for a Stronger FDA. She is also the author of five books, several book chapters, and dozens of articles in academic journals and national newspapers.

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.