Vanessa Boulanger, MSc, firmly believes in the power of research to create meaningful change for individuals, and to transform communities and policy responses. In fall 2017, she joined the National Organization for Rare Disorders as the Director of Research Programs. She oversees the management, growth, and implementation of the organization’s research activities.
Boulanger has more than a decade of experience addressing health and social inequalities. She has held leadership positions at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Center for Community-Based Research, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and the François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights. She also held a faculty position at Regis College.
Boulanger earned a master’s degree in global health and population from Harvard University and a bachelor of arts in international development and social change from Clark University.