As a policy associate, Irene Ulrich (she/her) supports CSPI's scientific integrity initiative and advocates for transparency and evidence-based policymaking.

Prior experience

Prior to joining CSPI, Irene worked as a clinical pharmacist and program director in a large family medicine clinic. In this role, she applied evidence-based medicine practices to patient care, advocated for pharmacists in public health programs, and conducted practice-based research. Irene is also passionate about teaching and holds an adjunct appointment with the University of North Carolina (UNC) Eshelman School of Pharmacy. Irene received her PharmD degree from UNC in 2012 and her MPH from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health in 2023.

Joined CSPI

Irene joined CSPI in February of 2024.

What do you enjoy most about working at CSPI?

Coming from a clinical background, I am acutely aware of the impact of policy on health care delivery. I am inspired and excited by working alongside passionate and talented colleagues to promote systems-level change!