A graduate with honors from the University of Pennsylvania, Julie DeFalco was formerly a Policy Analyst at CEI, specializing in risk issues. She specifically focused on the human cost of regulations such as those issued by the Food and Drug Administration, as well as corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards. She was also the editor of CEI's FDA Drug Lag Reader, a compendium of twenty years of work on this issue. Her other work focused on airline safety regulations and advertising and free speech issues. She has been published in Investor's Business Daily, Reason magazine, and the Washington Times, among others. She has been an occasional guest on CNN, NewsTalk television and NET TV.