AIMBE Appoints Executive Director

The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) announces the appointment of Dawn Beraud, Ph.D., as the Executive Director of AIMBE beginning July 2023. As a science policy leader with senior government experience and a keen understanding of Capitol Hill, Dr. Beraud brings to AIMBE her passion for helping scientists join the conversation and influence policy decisions.

With significant consideration given to the skills, experiences, and expertise needed to successfully guide AIMBE in its next phase of advocacy leadership, AIMBE has selected Dr. Beraud to serve in this important leadership role. Dr. Beraud’s current position as director of the Office of Legislation, Policy, and International Activities at the National Institute on Aging (NIA) – and her ten-year history of serving the National Institutes of Health – have distinguished her as a leader in working with both Congress and academic leaders. Dr. Beraud skillfully communicated research plans and progress to congressional Members and their staff, which supported a more than 5-fold budget increase during her tenure. Her leadership skills, commitment to science policy, and experience with national policy leaders make her an exceptional individual for the role of Executive Director. We are confident that under her leadership, the organization’s success and impact in achieving its critical advocacy mission will continue to flourish.

Dr. Beraud received a B.S. in psychology from the University of Florida and a Ph.D. in neuroscience from Georgetown University.

“I am delighted to join this prestigious organization and to engage with the Fellows at the heart of AIMBE. With my leap outside of federal service, I am looking forward to partnering with Fellows to advocate for policies that support your important work to advance medical and biological engineering for the benefit of society.”

Over the next year, Dawn will begin the strategic planning process for AIMBE. “We are thrilled with the appointment of Dr. Beraud who will lead AIMBE and strengthen and solidify our advocacy mission,” noted AIMBE President Joyce Wong, Ph.D.

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Beraud as AIMBE Executive Director!