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Lizbet Boroughs, MSPH


Lizbet Boroughs joined the Association of American Universities (AAU) in 2015 as Associate Vice President for Federal Relations. She is the lead on biomedical issues including NIH funding and policies, research sustainability and biomedical workforce training. Lizbet staffs the Council on Federal Relations’ Biomedical Task Force and AAU’s Biomedical Policy Working Group. She also handles immigration issues affecting AAU constituencies.

Prior to joining, AAU, Lizbet was Deputy Director of Government Relations at the American Psychiatric Association for fifteen years and was active in passage of federal programs for suicide prevention and increases in federal investment in neurological research. While at APA, she co-chaired the Mental Health Liaison Group, a coalition comprised of over 60 national organizations advocating for improved mental health and addiction services.

Lizbet received a Master of Science degree in Public Health at UNC-Chapel Hill with a concentration in pharmacoeconomics and her undergrad degree in Political Science from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut.