Margaret Anderson is the executive director of FasterCures, a Milken Institute center that works to speed up the timeline for medicines to go from discovery to patients. Anderson is a member of the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences Advisory Council and Cures Acceleration Network Review Board, the National Health Council board, the United for Medical Research Steering Committee, and the Institute of Medicine's Forum on Drug Discovery, Development and Translation. She is also a past president of the Alliance for a Stronger FDA. Previously, she was the deputy director of the Center on AIDS & Community Health at the Academy for Educational Development, program director at the Society for Women's Health Research, health science analyst at the American Public Health Association and project director at the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment in the Biological Applications Program. Anderson holds a B.S. from the University of Maryland and an M.A. in science, technology, and public policy from George Washington University.