Ms. Brigner serves as Deputy Vice President in State Government Affairs for the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), a trade association in Washington, DC. She provides clinical expertise and policy support for issues related to Appropriate Use of Medicines (including prescription drug abuse/misuse efforts with the National Governors’ Association and other groups), adherence/care coordination and value and innovation of the industry’s latest treatments. Until recently, Ms. Brigner also worked a weekend shift local Emergency Room in Reston, Virginia in addition to her work with PhRMA.
Previously, Ms. Brigner worked for the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare (NCPSSM), a large national grassroots seniors’ association. Other work experiences include: the General Accounting Office (GAO), the Congressional office of Senator Chuck Robb, the Center for Health Policy Research and Ethics at George Mason University, and the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, where she worked as a Neurology nurse to provide direct patient care to patients from all over the world.
Ms. Brigner attended nursing school at Texas Woman’s University in Houston and served as President of the National Student Nurses’ Association and President of the Texas Nursing Students’ Association. Ms. Brigner also holds a Master’s degree in Health Systems Management from George Mason University.