Florence Houn, MD, MPH

Dr. Houn is the vice president for global regulatory science at Celgene Corporation, where she is responsible for advancing the science of Celgene’s interactions with regulatory authorities on products designed to treat cancer, inflammatory and other diseases. She previously oversaw regulatory policy, intelligence and strategy at Celgene.

For 15 years, Dr. Houn held senior management positions at the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), including in vaccines research and review, and drug evaluation. Her numerous awards include the 2014 FDA Distinguished Alumni Award and the 2009 US Department of Health and Human Services Career Achievement Award.

With more than 20 years of experience in regulatory and drug development programs, Dr. Houn serves on the advisory board for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Harmonization Center and the board of directors for the FDA Alumni Association. She is also a member of the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’s Medicare Evidence Development and Coverage Advisory Committee.

Dr. Houn received her bachelor’s degree from Harvard University, her MD from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and her MPH from the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health.