BGR Group Team

Remy Brim, Ph.D.

Vice President

BGR Government Affairs

CONTACT

202-661-6315, 202-507-0640
rbrim@bgrdc.com


EXPERTISE

Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act; Government Affairs; Research and Development

INDUSTRY SECTORS

Lifesciences, Healthcare, Food, Cosmetics

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, Office of U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Remy Brim, Ph.D. is a scientist and healthcare policy expert focused primarily on strategic policy and advocacy support for clients with FDA-regulated products and activities. Her passion, deep technical understanding, thoughtfulness and commitment to sound public health policy helps clients effectively navigate the complex regulatory and political landscapes required to advance the discovery, development and delivery of innovative products to patients and consumers.

Prior to joining the BGR Group, Remy served as Senior FDA Policy Advisor to the Senate HELP Committee’s Ranking Member, Patty Murray (D-Wash.). In this role, she was lead negotiator and advisor for U.S. Senate Democrats on FDA medical device, prescription drug, biologic, food safety and cosmetic policy initiatives, including the 21st Century Cures Act and the FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017. She managed FDA-related policy development and relationships for the Ranking Member, both internally with Senate leadership, other Senate offices, and their House counterparts, and externally with the FDA and other governmental organizations, regulated industry companies and trade associations, patient advocacy organizations and other key stakeholders.

Previously, Remy served under Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), including as the Senator’s Senior Health Policy Advisor from 2015 to 2016. She managed a comprehensive health care portfolio, with emphasis on biomedical research, pharmaceutical and medical device policies. She helped to develop and advance the Reducing Unused Medications Act, Advancing NIH Strategic Planning and Representation in Medical Research Act, Genetic Privacy Research Protection Act, Promoting Biomedical Research and Public Health for Patients Act, and Advancing Targeted Therapies for Rare Diseases Act into law.

Remy earned her B.S. in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics with Honors from Michigan State University and her Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Michigan Medical School where she advanced pre-clinical research to support an investigational new drug application at the FDA for Breakthrough-designated biologic currently under clinical investigation. Remy served as a Bioethics Post-Doctoral Fellow at the National Institutes of Health from 2011 to 2013 where she analyzed ethical issues in clinical research, public health and health care, applying frameworks from philosophy, ethics and law.

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