Cheri Banks is a Health Regulatory Specialist on the Science Policy team at the Federation of American Scientists. Cheri’s educational background includes a Bachelor’s degree in psychology and a Master’s in Public Health with a focus on prevention science. Before her current position with FAS, Cheri worked for Syneos Health/GSW, providing advertising services to pharmaceutical companies. However, much of her career has been dedicated to public health research and communication.
During her time with The Public Good Projects (PGP), Cheri successfully managed programs that aimed to increase confidence in science, promote vaccine uptake, and reduce vaccine hesitancy. Prior to PGP, Cheri held positions with The Forum for Collaborative Research where she worked to advance research that focused on accelerating therapeutic development for rare diseases and transplantation-associated virus infections (TAVI). She also served as a staff member with the National Academies of Sciences Engineering and Medicine where she contributed to congressionally mandated studies that informed policy.