Duke University Health System
Associate Vice President of Government Relations

Catherine Liao is responsible for leading the implementation of a comprehensive and diversified federal government relations program, working to strengthen Duke Health’s identity and reputation on biomedical research, education, training, and service. Prior to joining Duke, she worked for nearly six years in the Washington Office of Congressman David Price, handling health, education, labor, and housing appropriations issues. She has worked as a research assistant at the North Carolina Institute of Medicine, assisting staff with review of federal health reform legislation and recommendations for implementation at the state level. She also completed an administrative fellowship and served in the Office of the Chief of Staff at the Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Liao holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master of Science in Public Health from the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health.