CDR Cristina Dar, M.Eng.

Branch Chief, ECB, OC, CDER

CDR Cristina Dar is responsible for overseeing the U.S. FDA CDER Exports Compliance Program which promotes the global supply chain integrity of drug exports through the compliance review of exports certificate applications and Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) declarations. Prior to taking this position, she was the FDA CDER Drug Imports Team lead for 2.5 years, where she was responsible for advancing the operational architecture of the drug imports program and led several projects including the development of a global surveillance strategy that stopped the importation of methanol-contaminated hand sanitizers made in Mexico during the COVID-19 pandemic response. CDR Dar has 7+ years of imports experience (Section 801) and 5+ years of medical device compliance experience (21 CFR Part 820).
She has also driven policy development and incident response operations in medical device cybersecurity for the Healthcare and Public Health (HPH) Sector. Her work on this front has advanced the HPH Sector’s preparedness for healthcare delivery organization on how to manage medical device cyberattacks.
For the U.S. Public Health Service, CDR Dar has deployed on multiple occasions, including to Liberia for the Ebola outbreak as well as domestically for Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
CDR Dar received a Master of Engineering in Cybersecurity Policy and Compliance from the George Washington University and a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering from The Catholic University of America.
During her free time, CDR Dar enjoys exploring new places and cultures with her family and loves a good cappuccino.

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