Claire Pomeroy is president and chief executive officer of the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation which is dedicated to accelerating support for medical research. She currently serves on the board of trustees for the Morehouse School of Medicine and the board of directors for Sierra Health Foundation, Science Philanthropy Alliance, Foundation for Biomedical Research, iBiology, Inc., New York Academy of Medicine, Haemonetics, Inc., and Becton Dickinson.
Pomeroy received her medical degree from the University of Michigan and completed her residency and fellowship at the University of Minnesota. She earned an MBA from the University of Kentucky. She received an honorary doctor of science degree from University of Massachusetts Medical School in 2016. Previous positions include chief of infectious diseases and associate dean for research at the University of Kentucky. She was vice chancellor and dean of the University of California, Davis School of Medicine from 2005–2013. She became president of the Lasker Foundation in June 2013.
Pomeroy was inducted into the U.S. National Academy of Medicine in 2011.