Valerie Jensen is Associate Director of the Drug Shortage Staff at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. She received a B.S. degree in Pharmacy from the University of Iowa in 1990. She completed an American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Specialized Residency in Ambulatory Care at the White River Indian Health Service hospital in White River, Arizona in 1991. She worked as a clinical pharmacist for Indian Health Service hospitals in Arizona and New Mexico before joining FDA in 1999. She was one of the initial developers of FDA’s Drug Shortage Program and was named Associate Director in 2012.