• June 3-6, 2024
  • San Diego Convention Center, California


Jenelle Krishnamoorthy

Jenelle Krishnamoorthy, PhD

Vice President, Head of Global Public Policy and International Affairs
Dr. Jenelle Krishnamoorthy is the Vice President and Head of Global Public Policy at MSD with deep expertise in domestic and global health policy. Jenelle leads human and animal health teams globally and is responsible for the policy development and execution for all the medicines and vaccines that are produced by MSD. Prior to joining MSD in 2015, Jenelle was the Health Policy Staff Director in the U.S. Senate for the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee which has jurisdiction over the FDA, CDC, NIH and other agencies within HHS. Dr. Krishnamoorthy first joined the U.S. Senate as an American Association for the Advancement of Science Congressional Fellow. Prior to her role on HELP Committee, Jenelle worked at the State Department on developing and advancing the U.S. policy in the areas of health, science, technology, and the environment with countries/organizations across the globe. Jenelle completed her pediatric clinical psychology residency/post-doctoral fellowship at Brown Medical School where she conducted research supported by the NIH in the areas of childhood obesity and tobacco policy. Dr. Krishnamoorthy received her B.S. from Randolph-Macon College, M.S. from the University of Tennessee, and Ph.D. from Virginia Commonwealth University. Jenelle is licensed to practice in Virginia.
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