Erin Heath is Associate Director of the AAAS Office of Government Relations. Her primary area of focus is biomedical policy. Before joining AAAS in 2006, she worked for the American Institute of Biological Sciences, where she led the organization’s media training and outreach efforts and handled a range of policy issues. Ms. Heath holds a Master of Science with Merit in Public Policy and Administration from the London School of Economics and Political Science. While in London, she served as a research assistant in Parliament. Prior to graduate school, Ms. Heath spent years as a journalist in Washington, most notably as a science policy reporter and columnist for the National Journal. She earned a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Maryland.