Bio: Erin Will Morton is Senior Vice President at CRD Associates, a Washington, DC-based health care government relations firm, where she represents the National Independent Laboratory Association (NILA). Over the course of her career, Erin spent several years working with NILA and has over a decade of experience in global and domestic health policy. Erin focuses on issues impacting community and regional clinical laboratories including Medicare reimbursement and regulatory concerns.
In addition to her domestic health policy work, Erin leads the firm’s global health practice, where she specializes in global health program financing, research and development for new global health tools, and product development partnership resource mobilization. Her global health expertise includes tuberculosis, malaria, neglected tropical diseases, and drug development. Erin works on both domestic and multinational advocacy strategies, engaging with the WHO and the EU.
Prior to joining CRD Associates, Erin was Director of External Affairs at the TB Alliance in New York City, where she managed advocacy and donor relations. Before TB Alliance, Erin led the Global Health Technologies Coalition (GHTC) where she directed US and global advocacy for a coalition of 25 non-profit research and development organizations to sustain and strengthen investments in global health research and product development. Erin spent eight years at the District Policy Group at Drinker Biddle, where she provided strategic guidance to global and domestic health care clients–including NILA–and represented the interests of patients, health care providers, and researchers before the US Congress and federal agencies. Erin began her career at NARAL Pro-Choice America, where she coordinated grassroots efforts for congressional campaigns.
Erin holds a master’s degree in American Government from the Johns Hopkins University and a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Dickinson College.