Assistant Commissioner for Women's Health (OWH), U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Assistant Commissioner for Women’s Health (OWH), U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Ms. Henderson leads women’s health research and outreach and also leads new research collaborations with government, industry, and academia to promote best practices in the recruitment and retention of women in clinical trials and to advance the science of sex differences. Under her leadership, OWH released the first Women’s’ Health Research Roadmap at FDA which outlines seven priority areas for new or enhanced research including biomarkers, clinical trials design, nanotechnology, cardiovascular disease, and post market surveillance

Ms. Henderson is a nationally recognized leader, innovator, and change agent for the health of women and their families. She is the recipient of numerous awards from professional and consumer organizations; examples include the inaugural Dr. Estelle Ramey Award for Women’s Health Leadership; the “HerMANA” Award for innovative outreach to Hispanic women, and the Pinnacle Award for exceptional leadership in enhancing health care quality and medication use for patients and caregivers. She was also the first non-pharmacist to receive the prestigious Jacob Miller Award from the American Pharmacists Association Foundation.

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