Dr. Hvitved is a Public Health Advisor in the Division of Education and Development at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP). She joined OHRP in June 2016 from the Office of Extramural Research of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). At NIH, she worked as a Health Science Policy Analyst in the Office of Planning, Analysis, and Communication. Prior to her time at NIH, Dr. Hvitved was the Managing Editor of Molecular and Cellular Proteomics and a Presidential Management Fellow at the National Science Foundation (NSF). She received a PhD in Biochemistry and Cell Biology from Rice University and an MA in Philosophy from Johns Hopkins University.