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CAPT Jennifer Fan, Pharm.D., J.D.

Acting Director of the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP)

CAPT Jennifer Fan, Pharm.D., J.D. is a Commissioned Officer in the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) and returns as the Acting Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) Director at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

CAPT Fan served many different roles at SAMHSA from 2007-2021 including Acting CSAP Deputy Director; Special Assistant for the CSAP Director; Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) Liaison for the Drug-Free Communities Support Program Grants; CSAP Subject Matter Expert on Opioids and Prescription Drug Misuse; and Public Health Advisor/Pharmacist for SAMHSA Legislative and Regulatory Affairs, CSAP Division of Workplace Programs, and the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) Division of Pharmacologic Therapies.

During her time at SAMHSA, CAPT Fan served as the Senior Editor for the Surgeon General’s Spotlight on Opioids Report and was instrumental in creating SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework for Prescription Drugs (SPF Rx) grants and the Grants to Prevent Prescription Drug/Opioid Overdose-Related Deaths (PDO). She also served as the Designated Federal Officer for the SAMHSA Drug Testing Advisory Board and oversaw the approval process of Medical Review Officer Entities. She was also the Government Program Officer for SAMHSA’s National All Schedules Prescription Electronic Reporting Act of 2005 (NASPER) grants on prescription drug monitoring programs and helped oversee the regulation of opioid treatment programs (OTPs) during her time in CSAT.

Previous to joining and returning to SAMHSA, CAPT Fan worked at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in the Office of Medical Policy (Division of Clinical Trial Quality and the Division of Drug Marketing, Advertising, and Communications) and the Office of Generic Drugs (Division of Bioequivalence). She also worked at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in the Division of Ambulatory Services (Hospital and Ambulatory Policy Group) on Medicare Part B Reimbursement.

CAPT Fan received her Pharm.D. from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy and her J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law.

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Last Updated: 11/03/2022