Speaker's Biography:

Margaret Anderson
Executive Director, FasterCures / The Center for Accelerating Medical Solutions

Margaret Anderson is Executive Director of FasterCures, a nonprofit think tank, catalyst for action and center of the Milken Institute that works across sectors to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the medical research enterprise. Anderson defines the organization′s strategic priorities and positions on key issues, develops its programmatic portfolio and manages its operations. Before her appointment, she was FasterCures' chief operating officer for five years. Previously Anderson was at the Academy for Educational Development, the Society for Women's Health Research, the American Public Health Association and the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment. She serves on the boards of the Alliance for a Stronger FDA and the Council for American Medical Innovation. She received a master's degree in science, technology and public policy from George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs, and is involved in numerous biomedical, public health and science policy coalitions and committees.