Brooke Courtney, JD, MPH '99

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 international regulatory, policy, and legal issues related to chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear threats, including emerging infectious diseases. In 2014, she received the Commissioner’s Award of Excellence 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 health emergency response efforts, including the city’s 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 Institute of Medicine (IOM) Preparedness Forum, served as a member of the IOM crisis standards of care committee, is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and is the 2010 recipient of the Public Health Law Association's Emerging Leader in Public Health Law Award. Ms. Courtney was a founding member and co-chair of the Yale Alumni Service Corps. 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 law school. She is admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia and in Maryland.