Communications strategist Doug Levy has more than 20 years of professional health, medical and issues communications experience, including senior roles at three of the nation’s top biomedical research institutions, a unit of one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies, and one of the world’s leading public relations agencies. He also has extensive experience with emergency management, crisis preparation and public safety communications.
“I worked with Doug on UCSF-wide emergency management policy issues, as a communication advisor to the police department on use of social networking media, on public safety issues impacting the UCSF School of Medicine, among other initiatives…. He’s a go-to guy who can be counted on to get things done.” – Pam Roskowski, Chief of Police and UC Systemwide Police Coordinator University of California (Retired)
He studied food and drug law at the University of Maryland, where he earned his J.D., and he was chief of staff to former FDA Commissioner David Kessler when Kessler was dean of medicine at UCSF. As a reporter, Doug covered health, science and technology for USA Today. His investigative reporting garnered many awards, including a Peabody.
“Doug is an incredible partner. I always enjoyed working on projects with him, often under tense and challenging circumstances.” – Sandra Chu, Senior Director, Global Public Affairs and Issues Management, Visa Inc.
As a public relations counselor, Doug is adept at guiding executive communications, crisis preparation and management, and establishing and protecting corporate reputations. He has prepared scientists, academic and corporate leaders for challenging media interactions, ranging from live network interviews to Wall Street Journal editorial board meetings.
“Doug produced outstanding thinking accompanied by equally strong deliverables when my company was under attack as part of a corporate campaign by organized labor. He leveraged his own relationships to my company’s advantage, communicated very effectively and brought fresh ideas to the work.” – Dan Parker, Vice President, Strategic Sales Communication, Pharmacy Services at CVS Health
For more on Doug’s background, visit his profile on LinkedIn.