Global Conference 2010
President, Council for American Medical Innovation
Debra Lappin is President of the Council for American Medical Innovation, which works toward a national policy agenda that preserves U.S. leadership in medical innovation. She is also a senior vice president at B&D Consulting, focusing on innovative public-private partnerships and other alliances to drive translation research and public health promotion and prevention. Her practice focuses on the increasingly influential role of nonprofit patient organizations as partners with government in research, development and prevention. She serves or has served as an advisor to the leading agencies in public health, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health, and has participated on a number of committees at the National Academy of Sciences. She is a member of the board of Research!America and an adjunct professor at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.