Craig Burton is the Senior Vice President of Policy and Strategic Alliances for the Association for Accessible Medicines and the Executive Director of the Biosimilars Council. In his current role, Craig is responsible for leading policy development and issues management for AAM, directing the Biosimilars Council, and building relationships with strategic partners in the health care sector, including patient advocacy groups.
With more than 20 years of Federal health policy experience, Craig has served in key roles at the center of a range of pressing health care debates. Prior to joining AAM in 2017, Craig was at Avalere Health, where he helped clients anticipate and plan for the impact of change stemming from legislative, regulatory, or other market dynamics. Craig also established and directed the health policy and government relations efforts for two biopharmaceutical companies.
Craig served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Legislation in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In this role, he advised the Secretary, senior Department leaders and White House officials on legislative strategy to achieve key priorities. Craig also served in the Senate, where he was Health Policy Advisor to Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, M.D., and as professional staff on the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions.