Erin Williams, J.D., is a health policy lawyer, bioethicist, and internationally recognized speaker and author. Ms. Williams has provided policy and legal analysis to help support the Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services and other components of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on such topics as public health, quality, medical product safety and effectiveness, and payment reform. She has shaped strategic initiatives in partnership with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the National Institutes of Health, the Agency for Health Research and Quality, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, various other HHS Staff Divisions, the Federal Communications Commission, and the United States Department of Agriculture. Ms. Williams earned her J.D. from the Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, and a B.A. in Religious Studies (with focus on Biomedical Ethics) from the University of Virginia.