Anna DeGarmo is an associate at FasterCures, supporting the organization’s programs and external relations initiatives. Her primary focuses include research on the science of patient input in medical device and drug development research, tracking and analyzing the progress and impact of the 21st Century Cures Act, and partnering externally to assess the breadth of FasterCures’ network and identifying opportunities for growth.
Prior to FasterCures, DeGarmo was a research intern at the Riverside Center for Excellence in Aging and Lifelong Health, where she aided studies focused on reducing caregiver burden and providing effective training for nursing home staff. She did further aging-related work assisting ChooseHome, a program dedicated to providing support and resources for older adults to comfortably age in place. In addition to aging, DeGarmo’s interests lie in education and global health. She received her B.S. degree in kinesiology and health sciences from the College of William and Mary in 2017.