Jennifer Luray, a health policy leader whose work spans across the public and private sectors, has been named Senior Advisor at Research!America, the nation’s largest nonprofit alliance working to make research to improve health a higher national priority. She began her new role on December 3.
As Senior Advisor, Luray will collaborate across Research!America’s policy, development and communications departments to build partnerships and enhance capacity. She will serve on the organization’s leadership team and participate in coalition development and strategic planning.
Luray directed U.S. policy and government affairs at BD and Abbott, where she worked with key research and healthcare stakeholders to advance a wide array of issues including diagnostic regulation, drug safety, antibiotic resistance and infection prevention. As President of the Susan G. Komen Advocacy Alliance, she drove better access to breast cancer screening.
Luray has held several high-level roles in government. She served as Chief of Staff to former Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) and as legislative director to Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY). Luray supported Congresswoman Lowey’s efforts to champion funding for NIH and increase women in clinical trials. Appointed to the White House under President Clinton, Luray served as Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Women’s Initiatives and Outreach.