Senior Advisor for Science Policy, Analysis, and Communication

Ms. Rowe has primary responsibility for talent recruitment, quality oversight of deliverables, and business development. She also provides research, data conceptualization, and analysis support for evaluation projects. Ms. Rowe has more than 40 years’ experience in policy research and management, most of which has been dedicated to science, biomedical research, and public health. With more than 25 years at the National Institutes of Health, Ms. Rowe served as the Associate Director for Science Policy, Analysis and Communication at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and as the Evaluation Officer for the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Ms. Rowe helped to establish and served as Co-Director for the AIDS Policy Center at George Washington University. She joined the University after serving as staff director for the Governor’s Task Force on AIDS and special assistant to the deputy secretary of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. She also worked as a strategic planning consultant for American Medical International, a for-profit hospital corporation, and with the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (then HEW) on hospital cost-containment and national health insurance legislation. Ms. Rowe completed doctoral coursework in public policy from the Wharton School and received her master’s degree in urban and health planning from the University of Pennsylvania. She received her BA summa cum laude from Tufts University in urban planning and economic development, and completed leadership training at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

In 2016, Ms. Rowe was named to the Advocate in Science program (AIS) for the Susan G. Komen Foundation. The AIS represents advocates who volunteer their time to reduce the burden of breast cancer in their communities and bring the valuable perspective of survivors and breast cancer patients to scientific discussions. AIS members can work to educate others about research, participate in grant reviews, help scientific teams prioritize research initiatives, and provide input as researchers develop and implement new research projects. They may also provide input to other parts of the SGK Foundation, such as in addressing national policy and health care issues. AIS members undergo ongoing scientific training by leading researchers to maintain and expand their knowledge in the field.