Kathy Hudson, PhD
Deputy Director for Science, Outreach and Policy, NIH

Kathy is the Deputy Director for Science, Outreach, and Policy at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). She leads the science policy, legislation, and communications efforts of the NIH and serves as a senior advisor to the NIH director. Kathy is responsible for creating major new strategic and scientific initiatives for NIH and was a key architect of the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences and the NIH BRAIN Initiative. She directs the agency’s efforts to advance biomedical science through policy development and innovative projects and partnerships.