Lauren Silvis serves as Senior Vice President of External Affairs, overseeing regulatory, public policy and government affairs. Silvis previously served as the Chief of Staff of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Prior to that role, she was the Deputy Center Director for Policy in FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health. At FDA, she advanced policies on clinical testing, precision medicine, and digital health. Silvis was also a partner at Sidley Austin LLP, focusing on FDA regulation of pharmaceuticals and medical devices. She graduated from Duke University and earned her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center.