Senior Director, Federal Advocacy
James Baumberger, MPP, is a senior director in federal advocacy at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Washington, DC office. He has been at the AAP since 2007. He advocates for the needs of children and adolescents before Congress and the Executive Branch and focuses on a number of policy issues including those related to biomedical research, substance abuse, adolescence, medical workforce, and subspecialty pediatrics. He is also the primary federal affairs representative for the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine. He has worked extensively on federal tobacco regulation and Food and Drug Administration laws related to pediatric drugs and devices for children. He holds a Master’s in Public Policy from The George Washington University. He lives in Takoma Park, Maryland and is the father of two children.