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Office of Policy

Lauren Roth, Associate Commissioner for Policy


We develop and coordinate the review and analysis of broad agency policy that furthers the FDA’s mission to protect and promote public health, ensure consistency in the development and content of agency policy, and ensure that regulations and other agency documents to be published in the Federal Register meet all applicable requirements.

Major Functions

Our office consists of two components: the Policy Engagement and Coordination Staff, and the Regulations, Policy and Management Staff. We advise the Commissioner, the Deputy Commissioner for Policy, Legislation and International Affairs, and other key department or agency officials on matters relating to agency policy and regulations development. We act as the FDA’s focal point for developing broad agency policy and are the agency's liaison for intergovernmental policy development. We oversee, direct and coordinate the agency’s rulemaking activities and regulations development system, including editing, processing and preparing documents for publication in the Federal Register and initiate new systems and procedures to make the agency's rulemaking process more efficient.

Professional Expertise

The Office employs staff with a broad range of backgrounds and expertise, including healthcare practitioners, scientists, public health specialists, public policy specialists and attorneys

Contact the Office of Policy

Associate Commissioner for Policy: Lauren Roth
Phone: 240-402-1671 | Fax: 301-847-3541 | Email: [email protected]

Director of Regulatory Policy: Jarilyn Dupont
Phone 301-796-4716 | Email: [email protected]

Policy Engagement and Coordination Staff: Zahava Hurwitz, Director
Phone: 301-796-5257 | Email: [email protected]

Regulations Policy and Management Staff: Kenneth Cohen, Director
Phone: 301-796-7001 | Email: [email protected]

Regulations Editorial Section: Lisa Granger, Section Chief
Phone: 301-796-9115 | Fax: 301-847-8608 | Email: [email protected]


Contact Us

Office of Policy
Office of Policy Headquarters
FDA White Oak Campus

19903 New Hampshire Avenue
Building 32, Room 4239
Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002
United States

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