BD Names Joanne Waldstreicher to Board of Directors

FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., July 24, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), a leading global medical technology company, today announced the appointment of Dr. Joanne Waldstreicher to its board of directors.

Waldstreicher, 63, was most recently the chief medical officer for Johnson & Johnson (J&J), serving in this capacity from 2012 until her retirement in 2023. As chief medical officer, she provided visionary strategic and operational leadership at J&J, with global responsibility for safety, epidemiology, regulatory and clinical operations transformation, bioethics and late-stage pipeline program review. Prior to being named chief medical officer for J&J, Waldstreicher served as chief medical officer for Janssen Pharmaceutical Research and Development, which is a division of J&J, from 2009 to 2012. Prior to this role, she served as vice president and as senior vice president of Global Drug Development from 2002 to 2009. Across her career at J&J and in various roles she was also responsible for clinical research, biostatistics, regulatory affairs, and Asia Pacific R&D and medical affairs. Prior to J&J, Waldstreicher led endocrinology and metabolism clinical research at Merck Research Laboratories. She has authored more than 55 research publications, holds numerous patents and is an established thought leader in evidence and science-based product development and decision making, driven by patient needs and bioethical values.

"Dr. Waldstreicher brings more than 30 years of experience in clinical and strategic leadership roles at some of the leading health care companies in the world," said Tom Polen, chairman, CEO and president of BD. "The combination of her broad experience in R&D, regulatory, clinical evidence generation and safety aligns with BD's journey to advance our strong innovation agenda, and to be best-in-class for quality and safety in the MedTech industry."

Waldstreicher serves on the board of directors of Structure Therapeutics, a publicly traded, clinical-stage global biopharmaceutical company, and also serves on an expert panel for the Reagan Foundation for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), developing recommendations for the FDA related to an evidence generation strategy for the United States. She is a faculty affiliate of the Division of Medical Ethics, Department of Population Health at New York University School of Medicine and is an advisory board member of the Brooklyn College Cancer Center.

Waldstreicher earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Brooklyn College and her doctor of medicine from Harvard Medical School. She completed her residency in internal medicine at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston and completed a fellowship in endocrinology at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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