June 8, 2021

SWHR Hires Lindsey Horan as Chief Advocacy Officer

The Society for Women’s Health Research announced the hiring of Lindsey Horan as its new Chief Advocacy Officer. Horan comes to SWHR with a decade of experience in federal health and research policy and coalition management. 

As chief advocacy officer, Horan will provide oversight of SWHR’s government relations, communications, and advocacy functions. Along with SWHR’s senior team, she will be responsible for helping to drive SWHR’s policy agenda, build relationships with key stakeholders and policymakers, and guide activities to improve women’s health through science, policy, and education.

Previously, Horan served as the assistant director of government affairs for the American Association for Dental Research (AADR), where she was responsible for developing and implementing AADR’s federal policy agenda, spanning federal budget and appropriations issues, international scientific collaboration, scientific workforce matters, and tobacco policy.

Prior to AADR, Horan served as a senior manager for advocacy at AcademyHealth, where she supported efforts to raise the visibility and promote the value of health services and systems research.

Horan received her master’s degree in global communication, with a concentration in public diplomacy, from The George Washington University. She received her ABJ in public relations and her BA in international affairs from the University of Georgia.