by Stephani Simmons
October 11, 2017
Executive Vice President and Group Head, Health,
Courtney Gray Haupt leads the healthcare team in Edelman’s Washington, DC office, specializing in public affairs and thought leadership campaigns on issues including public health, medical innovation, clinical trials and consumer health and wellness. She has led health policy and advocacy efforts for associations, professional societies and global corporations and has directed initiatives to educate policymakers in the U.S. and abroad, including the European Commission and the European Medicines Agency.
In addition, Courtney has provided senior counsel on programs to improve access to medicines, address health reform and prevent substance abuse, including the Consumer Healthcare Products Association’s Stop Medicine Abuse initiative and Up and Away and Out of Sight with the CDC to educate parents about using and storing medicines safely to prevent accidental overdoses in young children. She partnered with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health to address antibiotic resistance and helped to create ACT for NIH to increase federal funding for the National Institutes of Health.
Prior to joining Edelman, Courtney served as vice president, Government Affairs and Communications, for Washington Health Advocates, where she focused on coalition building and federal appropriations strategies for NIH, CDC and FDA.
Courtney serves on the Board of the Center for Study and Information on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP) and co-founded the 30K Friends Foundation to raise awareness about bone marrow stem cell donation and provide support blood cancer patients.