Dara Corrigan, J.D., is the Associate Commissioner for Global Regulatory Policy in the Office of Global Regulatory Operations and Policy. Ms. Corrigan leads key FDA initiatives to enhance the safety and quality of medical products by advising on global efforts to improve and measure medical product quality, to foster medical product innovation, and to improve access to medical products. She is responsible for the FDA’s Mutual Reliance Initiative—a collaboration with the European Union to ensure that the public has access to quality pharmaceuticals.
Ms. Corrigan joined FDA in 2010, serving as Associate Commissioner for Regulatory Affairs and then as Director of FDA’s Europe Office in Brussels, Belgium. She also has held a variety of senior positions in the Department of Health and Human Services, including Acting Inspector General, Senior Advisor for the Office of Health Reform and Director of Program Integrity for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. In those positions, she managed over 1,500 employees in offices in every state, drafted six regulations to implement the Affordable Care Act and served as the senior manager responsible for all Medicare program integrity issues involving quality of care and reimbursement. Ms. Corrigan served as an Assistant United States Attorney and a trial attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice.
She also has worked in the private sector as a partner at the law firm Arnold & Porter in Washington, DC for three years. She counseled pharmaceutical manufacturers and health care providers about all aspects of government regulation, fraud and abuse, conflicts of interest and ethics.
Ms. Corrigan received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Baylor University and her law degree from the University of Virginia in 1990.