Maureen McArthur Hart is a patient advocacy, public policy, and communications leader with experience in structuring biomedical research collaborations with engagement of multiple stakeholders, accelerating biomedical innovation, ensuring ethical conduct of research, and developing outreach materials to varied audiences. She is the Director, Patient Advocacy, Public Policy, and External Engagement at Creyon Bio, a member of the voluntary PRA/ICON Rare Disease Advisory Council, and a Board member for Cure VCP Disease, Inc. Previously, she was a strategic advisor with Global Genes, working with the Medical & Scientific Advisory Board on projects focused on science and technology issues related to rare disease research and therapy development, developing content for major patient advocacy meetings, and leading efforts to connect rare disease researchers and patient advocates. Prior to joining Global Genes, Dr. Hart served as a researcher with the Science and Technology Policy Institute on strategic planning projects for translational research, bioinformatics, and clinical trials, and on program evaluation for the National Cancer Institute and the National Institutes of Health. She also has led the development of policies to protect human research subjects and public outreach projects on biomedical research at the University of Kentucky. She earned a PhD in public policy from George Washington University, an MS in science and technology studies from Virginia Tech, and a BS in biology from UCLA.