Deputy Director for Policy
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
|Diane DiEuliis, Ph.D. is the Deputy Director for Policy in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, a position she has held since August, 2011. In this position, she is responsible for assisting in the coordination of policy and strategic planning for components of the Office of the ASPR and directly supporting the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy.
Prior to joining the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Dr. DiEuliis was the Assistant Director for Life Sciences and Behavioral and Social Sciences in the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) in the Executive Office of the President. During her 4 year tenure at the White House, she was responsible for coordinating health issues among Federal departments and agencies, and was involved in developing policy in areas such as biosecurity, biosafety, human subjects, synthetic biology, Federal scientific collections, public access, and biotechnology.
She also managed portfolios in the Science of Science Policy (devoted to measuring the outcomes of Federal investments in S&T), and Research Business Models (devoted to streamlining administrative requirements in the grants and contracts process). Dr. DiEuliis also worked to help coordinate agency response to public health issues such as the H1N1 flu.
Prior to working at OSTP, Dr. DiEuliis was a program director at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), where she managed a diverse portfolio of neuroscience research in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. She completed a fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania in the Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research. She obtained her Ph.D. degree from the University of Delaware, and completed her postdoctoral research in the NIH Intramural research program, where she focused on cellular and molecular neuroscience.