Joy Eckert

Joy Eckert, MPH

Research Manager

Joy Eckert is a Research Manager at the Reagan-Udall Foundation for the FDA. Her research focuses on the design of clinical studies, real-world data and evidence, and substance use disorders. She has a particular interest in the intersection of public health policy and drug development and regulation. In her role at the Foundation, Joy leads the development and execution of projects that bring together diverse sets of experts and sources of information to answer priority research questions.

Prior to joining the FDA Foundation, she worked at the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy researching biomedical innovation. She previously worked for the DC Department of Health on programs related to the opioid overdose epidemic. She also worked at George Washington University researching how pharmaceutical marketing impacts health care.

Joy earned her master's degree in Public Health from George Washington University and graduated from Presbyterian College with bachelor's degrees in Applied Mathematics and French.