Jennifer Leib, Senior Vice President


Jennifer Leib, Senior Vice President, joined CRD Associates in 2009 when it acquired HealthFutures, a government relations and public policy firm that she co-founded. Her practice areas include:

  • Patient advocacy organizations
  • Scientific professional associations
  • Diagnostic industry and clinical laboratories
  • Pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies
  • Venture capital and investment firms

Jennifer’s clients are innovators of disruptive technologies that are fundamentally changing the way research is done, the way medicine is practiced and the way health care is delivered. Board certified in medical genetics, Jennifer also advises clients in the rapidly growing field of personalized medicine to help them actively engage in the discussions driving the adoption of those practices and technologies. She helps clients navigate the evolving regulatory and reimbursement landscape for targeted therapeutics, laboratory-based diagnostics, and mobile and digital health technologies. Jennifer also specializes in assisting young companies and associations with building a brand presence in Washington through relationship building with advocates and policymakers. On behalf of clients, Jennifer builds and manages coalitions, facilitates meetings with government officials, coordinates Congressional briefings, plans policy symposiums, provides strategic planning, engages in direct lobbying, drafts legislative language, and more.

Jennifer previously worked at the National Institutes of Health, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, and in the biotechnology industry. She is frequently invited to present at national and international conferences in the fields of genetics and personalized medicine and has co-authored peer-reviewed publications on genetics policy issues including genetic nondiscrimination and population carrier screening, as well as scientific publications stemming from her research at the NIH. Jennifer was honored to be a 2017 Spotlight Health Scholar at the Aspen Ideas Festival. Jennifer holds a master's degree in genetic counseling from The Johns Hopkins University and a bachelor's degree with honors and high distinction in sociology from the University of Michigan. 

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