Murray Lumpkin

Murray M. Lumpkin

Deputy Director, Regulatory Affairs

Dr. Murray Lumpkin leads global regulatory systems initiatives for the foundation. In this role, he works with partners (including the World Health Organization, regionalization initiatives, and national regulatory authorities) to optimize the regulatory processes through which products must pass to be developed, legally marketed, and procured in low- and middle-income countries, without sacrificing product quality, efficacy, or safety.

Before joining the foundation in 2014, Murray had a 24-year career at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. His roles included director of the Division of Anti-Infective Drug Products; deputy center director, review management, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research; deputy commissioner for international and special programs; and the FDA commissioner’s senior advisor and representative for global issues.

Murray is a medical doctor and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He had fellowships in pediatrics and pediatric infectious diseases at the Mayo Clinic and was a Fulbright scholar in the United Kingdom, where he received an M.S. in medical parasitology and a diploma in tropical medicine and hygiene from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He worked at a refugee clinic in Bangladesh and was chief of pediatric infectious diseases at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital.

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