Executive Director & Division Director
Erin Williams, J.D., is a health policy lawyer, bioethicist, and internationally recognized speaker and author. Williams is responsible for MITRE’s biomedical innovation strategy and work program with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR). During her tenure at MITRE, Williams has provided policy and legal analysis to support components of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on such topics as public health, quality, medical product safety and effectiveness, and payment reform. She has shaped engagements with the Agency for Health Research and Quality (AHRQ), the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), various other HHS Staff Divisions, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Prior to coming to MITRE, Williams led the Congressional Research Service’s support to Congress during health reform, and served as Executive Director of the nonprofit Foundation for Genetic Medicine. Williams earned her J.D. from the Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, and her B.A. in Religious Studies (with focus on Biomedical Ethics) from the University of Virginia.