Andrew Herrin

Andrew Herrin supports Lewis-Burke clients by tracking, monitoring, and researching congressional and federal agency activities related to health, engineering, and transportation.  Specifically, Andrew provides clients with in-depth information on emerging opportunities in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the Department of Transportation (DOT).

Issue Expertise: Health and hospitals, engineering, computing, and transportation.

Additional Experience:  Before joining Lewis-Burke, Andrew spent a year abroad as an intern for the U.S. Department of State in Berlin, Germany.  During his internship, he learned the ins and outs of federal agency operations and the nuance of U.S. foreign policy.  Andrew also gained valuable experience as an intern in the district office of Congressman Richard Hudson (NC-08), where he supported campaign outreach and assisted constituents with navigating federal agencies.

Vital Statistics: Originally from Mount Pleasant, North Carolina, Andrew earned his undergraduate degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he double majored in Political Science and Contemporary European Studies and minored in History.  While studying abroad, he also earned a graduate degree in Political Science with a focus on Transatlantic relations from Humboldt Universitaet and Freie Universitaet.  Andrew enjoys supporting Tarheel athletics, traveling, and visiting the nearest park.  As a new transplant to the D.C. metro area, Andrew looks forward to discovering more of the District.

Eve Granatosky, Ph.D.

Dr. Eve Granatosky is a key member of the Lewis-Burke biomedical research team, where she combines her scientific background and first-hand experience in the federal government, to help clients achieve their advocacy goals.  She leverages her knowledge of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to support clients in relationship-building, competing for funding opportunities, and shaping emerging programs.  Eve also assists researchers and research organizations with interdisciplinary priorities, builds connections across agencies, and provides unique insights into policies and opportunities that might otherwise be overlooked.  As a trained biochemist and former Hill staffer, she has an appreciation for the nuances of  research, policy, and politics, empowering her to effectively represent clients’ interests across the federal science landscape.

Issue Expertise: Biomedical research, research policy, basic life sciences, graduate STEM education, environmental health, infectious disease, and biotechnology

Additional Experience: Prior to joining Lewis-Burke, Eve was selected for the Genetics and Public Policy Fellowship through the American Society of Human Genetics and the National Human Genome Research Institute.  Through this fellowship, she worked in policy offices at both the NIH and within a professional scientific society.  The fellowship also took Eve to Capitol Hill, where she worked as a Legislative Fellow for Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal and covered health, education, and biomedical research issues.  During her doctoral training, Eve led grassroots student efforts to promote science policy and advocacy on her university campus and co-founded the Science Policy Initiative at the University of Notre Dame.

Vital Statistics: Eve earned her Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame, where she studied pre-clinical drug development for neurodegenerative diseases and developed a deep appreciation for Fighting Irish sports. She also holds a B.S. from Stonehill College, where she majored in biochemistry and minored in dance. Eve was born and raised in Groton, Connecticut and enjoys yoga, crossword puzzles, and the New England Patriots.

Nicole Parker, Ph.D.

Dr. Nicole Parker leads advocacy efforts for Lewis-Burke’s biomedical research portfolio in areas concerning federal research policy, biomedical research workforce policy, and health care policy, with a focus on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other grantmaking agencies within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).  She utilizes her prior experience as a biomedical researcher to connect with clients seeking to expand their biomedical research and health-funding portfolios.  Nicole also uses her federal contractor experience with multiple offices within NIH to help clients better understand the priorities and inner workings of the agency.

Nicole is passionate about STEM.  She actively supports efforts to broaden participation in STEM fields and improve biomedical workforce training.  Throughout each stage of her career, Nicole has focused on efforts to support diversity and inclusion in STEM.  In graduate school, she served as an inaugural student member of the Committee on Equity, Diversity, and Civility, which was charged with developing an initial plan for improving diversity and inclusion efforts within the department.  As an NIH contractor, she worked closely with the Division of Biomedical Research and Workforce, in the Office of Extramural Research, on their extramural diversity efforts.  In her spare time, Nicole consistently engages with underserved communities through community service and attends events related to improving diversity and inclusion efforts in STEM.  She manages key relationships with various stakeholders in the field to provide clients with the resources and tools needed to support their success.

Issue Expertise: Biomedical research, research and grants policy, graduate education, biomedical training and workforce, STEM education, and broadening participation in STEM.

Additional Experience: Nicole was awarded the Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship at The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine while in graduate school.  During her fellowship she worked with the Board on Higher Education and Workforce and focused on efforts to improve graduate STEM training and the support of women in STEM.  After obtaining her degree, she served as a Science Policy Analyst at Ripple Effect, a management consulting firm that provides professional consulting services for federal, private, and non-profit clients.  While at Ripple Effect, Nicole worked on several projects within the Office of the Director (OD) at NIH, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), and the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS).

Vital Statistics: Nicole’s roots are in the wonderful state of North Carolina.  She moved to Maryland to be a part of the esteemed Meyerhoff Scholarship Program at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC).  She graduated from UMBC in 2011, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, with a minor in sociology.  Nicole remained in the Baltimore area and obtained her Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins in 2017.  While obtaining her doctoral degree, she completed a certificate in Risk Sciences and Public Policy, a certification specifically designed for research scientists interested in bridging science and policy.  Nicole remains active in the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and she also loves reading new books for her book club.

Laura Uttley

Laura Uttley develops and executes comprehensive advocacy strategies that resonate with congressional and federal agency audiences. In close consultation with clients, she leverages experiences gained on Capitol Hill, with federal agencies, and in academia to advance client priorities across a diverse issue portfolio.

As the firm’s lead for defense health and biosecurity issues, Laura has broad federal agency expertise, including the Department of Defense (DOD), the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), among others. The breadth of this knowledge benefits clients’ interagency priorities and promotes multi-pronged approaches to achieving federal funding goals.  Laura couples her agency expertise with legislative advocacy to successfully promote client interests in authorization and appropriations legislation.

Issue Expertise: Defense and national security, biodefense, global health security, appropriations, and social and behavioral sciences.

Additional ExperienceLaura mentors graduate and undergraduate students through American University’s Public Affairs and Advocacy Institute, sharing her professional experiences and expertise to further students’ theoretical and practical understanding of lobbying and public policy.  She is a Co-Founder and Member of the State Society of Rhode Island. Laura gained additional government relations experience in Congress and the Department of Defense through appointments in the Offices of Congressman James Langevin, Senator Jack Reed, and the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs.

Vital Statistics: Laura attended American University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Master of Public Administration.  Born and raised in Jamestown, Rhode Island, Laura enjoys traveling to her hometown to spend time at the beach in the summer.