Elyse I. Summers, J.D., President and CEO, AAHRPP
Ms. Summers has been AAHRPP’s President and CEO since 2013. She provides strategic and substantive leadership and oversight on all aspects of AAHRPP’s operations. Prior to AAHRPP, Ms. Summers spent almost 15 years at the US Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP, and its predecessor, the Office for Protection Research Risks). Prior to joining OPRR/OHRP, Ms. Summers practiced law pertaining to food, drugs, and other medical products (Buc & Beardsley) and served in the Office of the Commissioner at the US Food and Drug Administration. She has also practiced the law of tax-exempt organizations (with, respectively, Baker and Hostetler, and, Steptoe and Johnson), and has spoken and written on that topic as well. She earned her JD at the George Washington University National Law Center and her B.A. from the University of Michigan.