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Rachel Sherman

Lecturer, Part-time

Dr. Sherman spent nearly 30 years with the FDA, serving most recently as Principal Deputy Commissioner of Food and Drugs and was responsible for cross cutting clinical policy and programs with a budget of more than $500 million. During her career at the FDA, she spearheaded HIV drug development during the height of the AIDS crisis, directed the Critical Path Initiative, launched the expedited review, development and breakthrough designation programs, and guided the establishment of the Oncology Center of Excellence (OCE), the Sentinel Initiative and the Evidence Generation program.

Dr. Sherman is currently the President and Founding Partner of Rachel Sherman Partners, LLC, through which she applies her expertise in regulatory science and medical product evaluation to address client challenges at all stages of product development. She earned an AB in mathematics from Washington University in St. Louis, an MD from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and an MPH from Johns Hopkins University.