J.D., University of Maryland Carey School of Law; M.P.H., Yale University
Brooke Courtney, J.D., M.P.H., serves as Senior Regulatory Counsel in FDA’s Office of Counterterrorism and Emerging Threats in the Office of the Commissioner, where she works on domestic and global regulatory, policy, and legal issues to facilitate access to medical countermeasures (drugs, devices, and biologics) for civilians and the warfighter in response to chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) and emerging infectious disease threats. In 2014, she received the FDA Commissioner’s Award ofExcellence for her work with state and local public health partners. Ms. Courtney previously served as the Director of the Baltimore City Health Department’s Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response, where she oversaw the city’s public health emergency response efforts and 12-hospital health care coalition. She has also worked at the Center for Health Security, the American Red Cross, and Pfizer. She is a member of the National Academies’ Preparedness Forum, served as a member of the National Academies’ crisis standards of care committee, and was a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations (2010-2015). She is the 2010 recipient of the Public Health Law Association’s Emerging Leader in Public Health Law Award. Ms. Courtney served on the board of directors of the Association of Yale Alumni in Public Health and was a founding member and co-chair of the Yale Alumni Service Corps, which provides global volunteer service opportunities. Her M.P.H. is from Yale University and her J.D. and Health Law Certificate are from the University of Maryland Carey School of Law, where she received the William P. Cunningham Award for excellence in service to the school. She is admitted to practice law in Maryland and the District of Columbia.