Susan Wood PhD

Susan Wood is Associate Professor of Health Policy and Director of the Jacobs Institute of Women’s Health at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services. Previously she was the Assistant Commissioner for Women’s Health at the US Food and Drug Administration until 2005 when she resigned on principle due to the continuing delays of approval of emergency contraception over-the-counter by FDA. Raised in north Florida, trained as a research biologist, Susan also worked for the Congressional Caucus on Women’s Issues, and for the US Dept. of Health and Human Services.