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Jeremy Sharp

Vice President, Waxman Strategies

Jeremy Sharp

Jeremy Sharp has policy experience in both the executive and legislative branches of the Federal Government. Most recently he served as Deputy Commissioner for Policy Planning, Legislation, and Analysis at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Prior to that he served at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as Counselor to the Secretary for Science and Public Health, under both Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Secretary Sylvia Burwell. He also served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Legislation.

During his time in these roles, Jeremy worked on a variety of issues including prescription drug pricing, tobacco control, substance abuse, mental health, food safety, drug and device regulation, pharmacy compounding, biosimilar and interchangeable product policy, emergency preparedness, reproductive health and choice, health information technology, community health centers, health professions issues, blood, tissue, and organ donation, and biomedical research.

Before his service in the executive branch, Jeremy served as Legislative Director for Senator Christopher J. Dodd, and as one of Senator Dodd’s professional staff members on the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee’s Subcommittee on Children and Families. While working for Senator Dodd, Jeremy was involved in enactment of the Affordable Care Act, the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, and other health legislation. He also served for five and half years as Rep. Lois Capps’ senior health policy advisor and got his start working on Capitol Hill working for Sen. Evan Bayh. Between stints working for Members of Congress, Jeremy worked for the public health nonprofit Trust for America’s Health.  Jeremy received his bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.