Acting Chief Public Policy Officer
As AAMC senior director of public policy and strategic outreach, Tannaz Rasouli leads the association’s legislative advocacy in support of medical research, medical education, public health funding, and hospital/emergency preparedness. In July 2016, she was named executive director of the Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research, a coalition of nearly 400 patient and voluntary health groups, medical and scientific societies, and academic and research organizations that support an enhanced federal investment in the biomedical, behavioral, and population-based research conducted and supported by the National Institutes of Health. Since July 1, 2022, Rasouli has served as acting chief public policy officer, working closely with the Government Relations unit and subject matter experts to be the voice of academic medicine to federal policymakers.
Rasouli has also spearheaded advocacy on several other legislative issues of interest to medical schools and teaching hospitals, including the health care workforce, federal programs promoting diversity and health equity, the 340B Drug Pricing Program, and support for other federal health agencies and programs. Working closely with her colleagues, she has led the association’s advocacy in responding to the opioid epidemic and other existing and emerging public health crises.
Rasouli received her bachelor’s degree from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and her master’s degree in public health focusing on health policy from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Since 2013, she also has served as an adjunct faculty member at the Georgetown University School of Nursing.