President and CEO, Research!America
Mary Woolley has been president and CEO of Research!America, an alliance working to prioritize research to improve health, since 1990. She is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and serves on the National Academy of Sciences Board on Higher Education and the Workforce, having previously served on its Board of Life Sciences. Woolley is a founding member of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research Board of Associates and elected member of the National Academy of Medicine who served two terms on its governing council. A former CEO of the Medical Research Institute of San Francisco, she has a 30-year publication history on science advocacy and research-related topics.