Kathy Hudson has joined the NIH National Center for Human Genome Research (NCHGR) as Assistant Director for Policy Coordination. As head of the newly created Office for Policy Coordination, Hudson will be responsible for the Office of Communications, Office of Program Planning, and Office of Legislation.
Before joining NCHGR, Hudson was Senior Policy Analyst in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health at the Department of Health and Human Services. She advised the Assistant Secretary on national health and science policy issues involving NIH. Before that, she was a Congressional Science fellow.
Hudson's training and professional experiences will provide focus and leadership in public policy and public affairs issues relating to NCHGR programs. She will coordinate NCHGR Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications activities.
Hudson received her B.A. in biology at Carleton College in Minnesota, M.S. in microbiology from the University of Chicago, and Ph.D. in molecular biology from the University of California, Berkeley. She has received numerous awards, including the Secretary's Special Recognition Award, Assistant Secretary for Health Special Recognition Award, and science fellowships from the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment and American Society for Microbiology.