Mathilda Fienkeng

CAPTAIN Mathilda Fienkeng, PharmD, MS, serves as the Director of the Division of Medical Policy Development, in the Center of Drug Evaluation and Research’s Office of Medical Policy at the Food and Drug Administration. In this role, CAPT Fienkeng provides leadership, oversight, and direction to a diverse staff of medical, pharmacy, public health, legal, project management and administrative professionals in the development of new and ongoing policy initiatives pertaining to human drug development, human drug approval, bioresearch monitoring, and human subject protection. She joined FDA in 2008 and has public health experience in prescription drug advertising and promotional labeling review, surveillance and enforcement, drug shortage, and domestic and international emergency response. Prior, she worked as a registered nurse and a Secondary Education Teacher. CAPT Fienkeng was commissioned in the U.S. Public Health Service in 2008 and holds the rank of Captain (O-6). She earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree and a Master of Science in Regulatory Science from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, an executive certificate in Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School of Executive Education, an Associate of Science in Nursing from Essex Community College, Baltimore MD, and a Bachelor of Arts in Bilingual Education from Ecole Normale Supérieure, University of Yaoundé I, Cameroon.