CAPT Raquel Peat, PhD, MPH

Director of the Office of Orthopedic Devices
Office of Product Evaluation and Quality
Center for Devices and Radiological Health
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

CAPT Raquel Peat, PhD, MPH is a microbiologist and an Officer in the United States Public Health Service (USPHS). CAPT Peat has over 25 years of experience as a technical and regulatory expert, and as a manager and leader, in a variety of areas including drugs, medical devices and tobacco products. She is stationed at the Food and Drug Administration, as the Director for the Office of Health Technology 6: Office of Orthopedic Devices in the Office of Product Evaluation and Quality, Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) and that office will be responsible for regulating orthopedic devices for premarket and postmarket activities in a Total Product Life Cycle organization. Prior to this position, she was the Director for the Division of Premarket and Labeling Compliance, in the Office of Compliance, in CDRH where she is in charge of enforcing premarket and postmarket requirements, as well as promotion, advertising and labeling requirements for medical devices. She has served in multiple scientific, regulatory and leadership positions in the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research and the Center for Tobacco Products. She has participated in multiple deployments, to include those for hurricanes Irma, Maria, Sandy, Gustav, Katrina and Rita; the Washington, DC lead screening; and those for TOPOFF I and III exercises.  She has received her degrees; Doctor of Philosophy and Bachelor of Science from University of Maryland, Master of Science from Johns Hopkins University and Master of Public Health from George Washington University. 

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