Erin Wilhelm, MPH
As a Director in USP’s Global External Affairs division, Erin Wilhelm provides leadership and strategic development of multiple initiatives that include global public policy, USP’s 2020 Convention, and USP200, the organization’s bicentennial celebration. Formerly, she served as Director of the USP Quality Institute, for which she established the Fellowship in Quality of Medical Products at multiple partner academic institutions in the United States around the world and recruited fellows to conduct research gaps surrounding medicine quality issues.
Ms. Wilhelm has a broad background in public health and communications. She has conducted research and written about numerous public health issues, including medicines quality, regulatory science education competencies, patient preferences for neurodegenerative disease treatments, HIV, disability, traumatic brain injury, and the impact of climate change on human health. Prior to joining USP, Ms. Wilhelm held both faculty and staff positions at Georgetown University for more than seven years. As assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacology & Physiology and executive director of the Program for Regulatory Science & Medicine, she directed daily operations of a master’s program and the Center of Excellence in Regulatory Science and Innovation (CERSI), supported in part by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The CERSI was a collaborative effort between Georgetown and the FDA to engage on issues related to regulatory science, an interdisciplinary area of research that aims to enhance the development of safe and effective medical products. Prior to Georgetown, Ms. Wilhelm was a staff member at the Institute of Medicine (now the National Academy of Medicine), and volunteer researcher at Fogarty International Center at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). She has also held communications positions at the Corporate Executive Board and the Children’s Bureau of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Ms. Wilhelm began her career as a staff writer and editorial assistant at the St. Petersburg Times, in Tampa, Florida. she holds a Master of Public Health from the George Washington University, and dual Bachelor of Arts in mass communications and political science from the University of South Florida.