January 24, 2022

Mary B. Mazanec Named Director of Congressional Research Service

From The Library of Congress:

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.


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’s degree in pre-med from the University of Notre Dame, summa cum laude; a doctor of medicine from Case Western Reserve University Medical School; and a juris doctorate from Case Western Reserve University Law School.

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