Carolyn Asbury, PhD

Carolyn Asbury, PhD

casbury@dana.org

Senior Consultant, The Dana Foundation

Carolyn Asbury, PhD has worked in health philanthropy for more than two decades, focusing on health services and on neuroscience grantmaking. Her own research, through the University of Pennsylvania's Leonard Davis Institute concerns policies to facilitate development and market availability of drugs and biologics for "orphan" (rare) diseases. She undertook pro bono research and helped to design the Orphan Drug Act; authored "Orphan Drugs: Medical vs Market Value," and has authored several journal articles and book chapters on these topics. She has served on the Boards of several non-profit health-related organizations including the National Organization for Rare Disorders, U.S. Pharmacopeia, College of Physicians of Philadelphia, and Treatment Research Institute.

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