Elizabeth Barksdale

Elizabeth (Libby) Barksdale, PhDis the Senior Director of Regulatory Affairs and Scientific Policy for LUNGevity Foundation. In her role she guides the development and execution of LUNGevity’s regulatory strategy as well as the organization’s Transforming Clinical Trials Initiative, a multi-stakeholder effort to streamline clinical trials and make them more patient-centric.

Previously, Libby served as the Assistant Director for Regulatory Science and Policy at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), where she led efforts aimed at increasing understanding of the regulatory ecosystem and enhancing the development of oncology products. Before joining the AACR, she was with the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, where she focused on policies related to clinical research and biomedical research training.

Libby received her BS in Biology from Hope College and PhD in Molecular Medicine from The George Washington University. She sought out experiences in science policy while conducting postdoctoral research at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.