Helene Clayton-Jeter, OD is the Director, Cardiovascular and Endocrine Liaison Program, Office of Health and Constituent Affairs/ Office of External Affairs, Office of the Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Dr. Clayton-Jeter assists in planning, developing, and evaluating FDA policies and programs related to patients and health care professionals. In her role at OHCA, she serves as a channel through which health professional and patient issues and viewpoints can be brought to the attention of FDA medical and regulatory staff. She serves as the OHCA subject-matter-expert in the optometry/ophthalmology arena, is a liaison to the Center for Device and Radiological Health and sits on the Department of Health and Human Services Health Disparities Council.
Dr. Clayton-Jeter has a Bachelor of Science degree in Visual Science and O.D. (Doctor of Optometry) degree from Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. She practiced clinical optometry in a variety of healthcare settings for 21 years prior to joining the staff at the Office of Health and Constituent Affairs.