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Office of Federal Strategy

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The Office of Federal Strategy creates strategic connections between policymakers and JHU/JHM experts at pivotal moments in the federal policymaking process to fulfill Johns Hopkins’ mission to bring new knowledge to the world. Our data-driven advocacy transforms public policies that further scientific exploration, interdisciplinary scholarship, higher education, and world-class patient care. Representing the nation’s oldest research university, which receives more federal research dollars than any other institution of higher education, our office advances legislative and regulatory policies that improve the nation’s innovation ecosystem.

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The seasoned government relations professionals of the Federal Strategy team are ambassadors of the Johns Hopkins name and lead JHU and JHM advocacy. Capitalizing on the team’s experience and connections, Federal Strategy advises internal stakeholders on how to navigate the complicated and ever-changing federal landscape. The team’s approach is both collaborative and creative: on the one hand, partnering with peer institutions and national associations to enhance our influence; and on the other, showcasing institutional thought leaders who transform federal grants into practical applications to improve the nation’s medical care, public health, education, infrastructure, and more through signature initiatives.

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Hopkins on the Hill

Showcases federally funded research and programs across Johns Hopkins University and Medicine.

Health Policy Forum

Virtual fireside chat–style discussion with luminaries shaping contemporary health policy.

Alumni Changemakers

Jacqueline Hackett

Hackett serves as deputy chief of staff for the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy

Randy Erwin

Erwin has led the National Federation of Federal Employees for nearly two decades

Dr. Jennifer Lee

A passion for policy emerged during her residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital

Dr. Anand Parekh

Former Johns Hopkins Hospital resident currently serves as chief medical advisor at the Bipartisan Policy Center

Laura Friedel

Laura Friedel pivots to private sector after 22 years on The Hill 

Louis Burns

Burns joined the congressional staff of U.S. Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger in 2021

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