December 5, 2011 (REVISED December 9, 2011) Mary Mazanec Named Director of Congressional Research Service

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Librarian of Congress James H. Billington has appointed Mary B. Mazanec as director of the Congressional Research Service (CRS). The appointment of Mazanec, who has served since April 2011 as CRS acting director, is effective immediately.

“Dr. Mazanec has advanced degrees in law and medicine and brings a breadth of experience that will be valuable in leading CRS and ensuring that CRS continues to provide comprehensive and objective research and analysis that meets the needs of Members and staff,” the Librarian said.

Before joining CRS, Mazanec worked from 2002 to 2010 with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), where she served most recently as a deputy assistant secretary and director of the Office of Medicine, Science and Public Health in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. Mazanec also brings to CRS congressional experience. She was a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow, serving as a senior adviser to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, Subcommittee on Public Health. Earlier in her career, she served as a senior policy analyst at the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC).

Mazanec received a bachelor of science from the University of Notre Dame, summa cum laude; a doctorate in medicine from Case Western Reserve University Medical School; and a juris doctorate from Case Western Reserve University Law School.

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