FDA Hires New CTP Associate Director for Policy and Partnerships

Natasha Phelps will assume her new role starting in May
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) said on Wednesday that it has selected Natasha Phelps as the CTP’s new associate director for policy and partnerships beginning on May 6.

Phelps comes to CTP from The Center for Black Health & Equity, where she served as the director of equity-centered policies. Prior to that position, Phelps spent five years at the Public Health Law Center as lead senior staff attorney specializing in commercial tobacco law and policy.

Phelps received her bachelor’s degree in sociology and legal studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She received her law degree from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Phelps was selected after an extensive nationwide search, multiple interview panels that evaluated a well-qualified applicant pool, and clearance through important FDA ethics and security processes, according to the CTP announcement.

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