2018 Faculty

Slava Akmaev, PhD, Senior Vice President & Chief Analytics Officer, BERG

Mitzi Allred, Director, Clinical Research, Clinical Content Standards, Merck & Co

Nithiya Ananthakrishnan, Senior Vice President, Data Science, OmniComm Systems

Débora Araujo, Associate Director, Clinical Contracting Services, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Julie Argento, Sr. Manager, Development Data & Analytics, Development Design Center (DDC), Amgen

Scott Askin, Director, Digital Development, Lead for eSource and eICF, Portfolio, Strategy & Innovation (PS&I), Novartis Pharma

Munther Baara, Senior Director, Development Business Technology, Pfizer

Geraldine Baggs, Ph.D., Principal Research Statistician, Statistical Sciences, ANRD Scientific and Medical Affairs, Abbott Nutrition

Heather Baldwin, MPH, Principal Consultant, Frogbottom Consulting, LLC

Lan Bandara, Director, Clinical Outsourcing, Medicines Development Centre, Coordination Department, Eisai Limited

Raj Bandaru, Senior Director, Data Sciences Strategy, Translational Medicine, Sanofi

Kevin Bateman, Distinguished Scientist, Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics and Drug Metabolism, Merck & Co.

Susan Bennett, Senior Clinical Data Manager, Center for Human Experimental Therapeutics, University of Rochester

Durgesh Bhandary, Senior Director, HEOR, AstraZeneca

Karina Bienfait, Ph.D., Head, Global Genomics Policy, Process and Compliance, Principal Scientist, Clinical Pharmacogenomics and Operations, Genetics and Pharmacogenomics (GpGx), Translational Medicine, Merck Research Laboratories

Gavin Birchnall, Senior Solutions Consultant, Digital Patient, ERT

Kimberly Bojczuk, Investigator, Discovery Supply - Global Biological Assets, RD Platform Technology & Science, GSK

Sagarika Bollini, Director, Head of Clinical Partner Management, Central Clinical Planning and Solutions, Global Clinical Operations, Bristol-Myers Squibb

Kate Boneck, Associate Director, Global Trial Optimization, Merck & Co.

Ron Bourque, Associate Director, RDI, Clinical Biologics, MedImmune/AstraZeneca

Danielle Boram, Esq, MPA, Clinical Contracts Attorney, Associate Director of Contract Management, Clinical Development, ImmunoGen, Inc.

Marisa Bower, Director, Global Supplier Management & Supply Bus Dev, Merck

Loni Branon, Director, Sitetrove/Chinatrove, Pharma Intelligence-Informa

Bonnie Brescia, Founding Principal, BBK Worldwide

Christina Brennan, M.D., Vice President, Clinical Research, Executive Research Administration, Northwell Health

Christine Buesnel, Director, Product Development, Biometrics, Roche

Jude Burger, MS, Manager, Eli Lilly

Jeri Burtchell, Director, Patient Initiatives, HealthiVibe LLC

Eva Bush, Senior Director, QA Lead, Americas Audit Excellence Quality Assurance Team (AEQAT), Global Clinical Quality Assurance, IQVIA

Amy Calvin, MT (ASCP), MBA, Digital Strategy and Implementation, Advisor, Eli Lilly and Company

Hui Cao, M.D., Ph.D., Executive Director, Real-World Evidence, COE for RWE, Global Medical Affairs, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation

Katherine Capperella, Global Patient Engagement Leader, Janssen

Cathy Carfagno, Associate Director, MRL IT, Merck & Co, Inc.

Taras Carpiac, Director, Global Development Operations, Amgen

Elisa Cascade, President, Data Solutions, DrugDev (An IQVIA Company)

Divya Chadha Manek, Head of Business Development (Commercial), Clinical Research Network, National Institute of Health Research

Chris Chan, Executive Director, R&D Finance, Finance, FibroGen, Inc.

Uli Chettipally, M.D., MPH, CTO, CREST Network, Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente

Jerome Chiaro, Vice President, Clinical Site Operations, StudyKIK

Christopher Chinn, MSc, ACA Head of RWE Strategy for Market Access Health Economics and Value Assessment, Sanofi

Yan Chow, M.D., MBA, Medical Director, Digital Health, Amgen

Jae Chung, President & Founder, goBalto

Ivor Clarke, CEO, SubjectWell

Ieuan Clay, Ph.D., Group Lead Digital Endpoints, Translational Medicine, Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research

Craig Coffman, Executive Director, Clinical Business Operations & Outsourcing, Nektar Therapeutics

Evi Cohen, Vice President, Global Pharma & Life Sciences, Appian

Gavin Coney, Head, Clinical, Clarivate Analytics

Christopher Conklin, Director, Feasibility Center of Excellence, Pfizer

Anca Copaescu, CEO, Strategikon Pharma

Nurcan Coskun, Ph.D., Global Risk Based Monitoring Program and Technology Solutions Manager, Medtronic

Irene Cosmatos, Software Delivery Manager, Database Analytics Automation, UBC

Anthony Costello, Vice President, Mobile Health, Medidata

Brieana Cox-Buckley, PharmD, MS, Executive Director, US Field Medical & Value Based Outcomes, Bioverativ

Cathy Critchlow, Ph.D., Vice President, Center for Observational Research, Amgen

Michelle Crouthamel, Digital Platform Leader, GSK

Oliver Cunningham, Director, Client Enablement, Bracket

Robann Cunningham, Senior Vice President, Business Development, Advarra

Karim Damji, Senior Vice President, Products, Solutions & Marketing, Saama Technologies

Eric Delente, President, Patient Solutions, DrugDev (An IQVIA Company)

Robert DiCicco, Pharm.D., Vice President, Clinical Innovation and Digital Platforms, GlaxoSmithKline

Julie Dietrich, MS, Director, Development Design Center, Amgen

Tara Dubois, Head, Clinical Trial Cost Management, Pfizer

Bhaskar Dutta, Principal Scientist, Advanced Analytics Center, AstraZeneca

Anthony Everhart, MD, FACP, Vice President, Medical Informatics, Chiltern International, Inc.

Jane Fang, M.D., MS, Head of Research & Development Information for Clinical Biologics, Medimmune Biologics Science Unit of AstraZeneca

Josh Fass, Strategic Solutions Specialist, Payments, Medidata

Ryan Ferguson, ScD, MPH, Director, VA Cooperative Studies Program Coordinating Center

Gerald Finken, ‎CSO/Founder and Innovator, Clinical Supplies Management

Michael Fites, Senior Feasibility Strategist, Bayer Pharmaceuticals

Balazs Flink, M.D., Clinical Trial Analytics Lead, R&D Business Insights and Analytics, Bristol-Myers Squibb

John Fontenault, COO, Omnicomm

Emily Freeman, MSC, Ph.D., Director, Risk Management Sciences, Abbvie

Charlotte French, Executive Director, Portfolio Relationship & Sourcing Management, Medical and Development, Astellas

Gilles Frydman, Patient Advocate; Co-Founder Smart Patients and ACOR (Asssociation of Cancer Online Resources)

Dawn Furey, Head, Global Clinical Trial Operations, Merck & Co.

Henry Galio, Senior Director, Vault CTMS, Veeva Systems

Nicolle Gatto, Group Lead, Senior Director, Epidemiology, Worldwide Safety and Regulatory, Pfizer

Ken Getz, MBA, Director, Sponsored Research Programs, Research Associate Professor, Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development

Yusuf Ghadiali, Senior Director, Performance Operational Capability, Global Clinical Operations, Biogen

Tess Gilbert, Consultative Solutions, Clinical Trial Optimization Solutions (CTOS), IQVIA

Dalvir Gill, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer, TransCelerate BioPharma Inc.

Jody Goldstein, Senior Clinical Project Manager, Center for Human Experimental Therapeutics, University of Rochester

Christian Gossens, Ph.D., MBA, Global Head Early Development Workflows, Research & Early Development Informatics, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd

Sindhya Govind, Specialist Business Systems Analyst, Amgen

Susan Griffing, Vice President, Global Head Country Clinical Operations, Roche

Vikram Gupta, Technology Innovation Senior Manager, Amgen

Shwen Gwee, Head of Digital Customer Insights, Digital Health Technologies & Data Sciences, Biogen

Lynn Hagger, Ph.D., Patient Engagement Director, Respiratory, INA & CVMD, Global Medical Affairs, Astra Zeneca

Paddy Hanlon, Vice President, Global Key Accounts, Marken

Aaron Harlett, Director, Supply Chain Systems and Related Services, Eli Lilly and Company

Beth Harper, MBA, Workforce Innovation Officer, Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP)

Beth Harper, President, Clinical Performance Partners; Consultant, Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development

Maria Harrison, Vice President, Real World Solutions, PRA Health Sciences

Lisa Hegg, Ph. D., VP, Head Project Planning and Management, Project Management and Business Performance, GSK

Maribel Hernandez, Director, Clinical Operations, Global Therapeutic Area Lead AD/Belviq, Neurology Business Group, Eisai, Inc.

Masha Hoffey, MS, Director, Clinical Analytics, Informatics, PerkinElmer

Kyle Holen, Head, Drug Development Center, AbbVie

Angelique Hopkins, MPH, Associate Director Clinical Trial Analytics, Business Insights and Analytics, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Keith Howells, CTO, Omnicomm

Chris Hoyle, MBA, Executive Director, Elite Research Network

Sandra Hudgens, MT(ASCP), BS, MBA, Associate Principal Scientist, Clinical Specimen Management Operations, Merck

Kevin Hudziak, Innovation Lead, Clinical Innovation, Eli Lilly & Company

Jeff James, MBA, CEO, Wilmington Health

Abhay Jha, Principal, Business Technology Lead, R&D Excellence Practice, ZS Associates

Liping Jin, Data-Driven Recruitment Lead, Pharmaceutical Research & Early Development, Roche Innovation Center New York

Therese Johnsen, Clinical Trial Intelligence Manager, Global Drug Development, Novartis

Otis Johnson, PhD, Vice President, ICON Clinical Research

Suzann Johnson, Associate Director, Investigator and Patient Engagement, Global Clinical Development Operations, Janssen R&D

Jill Johnston, President, Clinical Services Organization, WCG

Ram Josyula, Master Black Belt, R&D, BMS

Francis Kalush, Ph.D., Health Programs Coordinator, Professional Affairs and Stakeholder Engagement (PASE), CDER, FDA

Avanti Karandikar, Sr Manager Clinical Business & System Analysis RDIS, MedImmune (AstraZeneca Biologics)

Martin Karpefors, Ph.D., Informatics Science Director, CardioRenal, Autoimmune & Neuroscience TA Lead, AstraZeneca

Hrishikesh (Rishi) Karvir, Senior Manager, Medidata

Jeffrey Kasher, Ph.D., Founder, Patients Can’t Wait

Helen Kellar-Wood, Ph.D., Lead, Immunoscience Diversity & Patient Engagement, Global Clinical Operations, Bristol-Myers Squibb

Francis Kendall, Technology Evaluation and Implementation Leader, Product Development, Roche

Joe Kim, MBA, Senior Advisor, Clinical Innovation, Eli Lilly and Co

Jeff Kingsley, Chief Executive Officer, IACT Health

Brett Kleger, Chief Commercial Officer, DrugDev (An IQVIA Company)

Sophia Kourliouros, Senior Manager, Global Regulatory Operations, Eisai Inc.

Geoff Kremer, Director, CMR Informatics, Strategy & Operational Effectiveness, Novo Nordisk

Jim Kremidas, Executive Director, Association of Clinical Research Professionals

Amir Lahav, ScD, Rare Disease Research Unit, Pfizer

Mark Lanfear, MS, CCRA, Vice President and Global Practice Lead, Life Sciences Solutions, Kelly Outsourcing and Consulting Group (KellyOCG)

Paul Larochelle, PharmD, RPh, Senior Manager, Clinical Asset Planning, Specialty Therapeutic Area, Clinical Drug Supply, Biogen

Ian Lauf, Head, Clinical Business Operations, Shionogi, Inc.

Andy Lawton, Director & Consultant, Risk Based Approach Ltd.

Carol Lee, Associate Director, Clinical Drug Supply, Logistics, & IRT, Regeneron

Martin Lee, M.D., Vice President, Scientific Services, Scientific Affairs, PRA Health Sciences

Tine Lewi, Ph.D., MBA, Scientific Director, Quantitative Sciences/Real World Evidence Partnerships, Janssen Global Research & Development

Carrie Lewis, MS, Associate Director, Clinical Operations, Lupin Research, Inc.

Janis Little, Vice President, Global R&D Quality, Allergan

Terrie Livingston, PharmD, Senior Director, Real world outcomes, Innovative Partnerships & Insights (RI2), Biogen

Jill Loftiss, MHS, Head of Oncology Clinical Operations, Medimmune Biologics Science Unit of AstraZeneca

Robert Loll, Senior Vice President, Business Development & Strategic Planning, Praxis Communications, LLC

Suzanne Lukac, Director, Risk-Based Monitoring Implementation, Merck

Aaron Mackey, PhD, Director, Data Sciences, Covance

Elizabeth MacLean, Pharm.D., Director, Global Health and Value/Outcomes & Evidence, Pfizer

Charles Makin, Vice President & Global Head, Late Phase Research, Commercialisation & Outcomes, ICON

Marina Malikova, Ph.D., MA, Executive Director, Surgical Translational Research Operations and Compliance, Boston University

Kathleen Mandziuk, MPH, RN, Executive Director, Scientific Affairs, Real World Solutions, PRA Health Sciences

Mari Maurer, BSN, Pharma Clinical Solutions Consulting LLC

Kelly McKee, Advisor, Clinical Innovation, Eli Lilly and Co

Jyotsna Mehta, MS, B.Pharm., Director, Economics Value Evidence and Outcomes, Alkermes, Inc.

Doug Meyer, MBA, RPh Associate Director, Clinical Drug Supply, Biogen, Inc.

Dmitri Mikhailov, Ph.D., Director, Head, Biomarker Study Coordination, Novartis

Diane Miller, Director, Vendor Management, AbbVie

Sean Mooney Ph.D., Chief Research Information Officer, UW Medicine

Paulo Moreira, Vice President, Global Clinical Operations - External Innovation, EMD Serono, Inc.

Grant Morgan, Ph.D., PMP, Sr. VP & Head of Portfolio Planning, R&D Finance, Systems & Analytics, Portfolio & Project Management, BTG PLC

David Morin, Director, Research, Holston Medical Group

Rick Morrison, Co-Founder and CEO, Comprehend Systems

Younus Muhammad, Director, Epidemiology, Worldwide Safety and Regulatory, Pfizer

Mary Murray, Associate Director, Diversity & Patient Engagement, Global Clinical Operations, Bristol-Myers Squibb

John Neal, Founder and Chairman, PCRS Network  

David Nickerson, ‎Head of Clinical Quality Management, EMD Serono

Marija Nikolic, Associate Director, Vendor Management, Contracts & Outsourcing, Vendor Management, Astellas Pharma Global Development

Winnie Nelson, PharmD, MS, MBA, Senior Director HEOR, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals

Christopher O'Brien, VP Strategic Partnerships, myHealthTeams

Dan O'Connell, Principal, RBM Platform Adoption, Medidata

Charles O’Donnell, Director, Early Clinical Development Portfolio, AstraZeneca

Richard O’Hara, Associate Director, Clinical Outsourcing, Endo Pharmaceuticals

Kenneth Olovich, Chief Financial and Procurement Officer, Chorus

John Oidtman, Senior Vice President, Head of Global Clinical Operations, EMD Serono, Inc.

Ozgur Ozkan, Decision Science Director, Biometrics and Information Sciences, Astrazeneca Pharmaceuticals

Gahan J. Pandina, Ph.D., Senior Director, Compound Development Team Leader, Neuroscience, Janssen Research & Development

Eric Peacock, Co-Founder & CEO, myHealthTeams

Morten Pedersen, Senior Manager, Novo Nordisk

Al Peters, President, Clinical Operations and Finance, BTC Network

Gerry Petratos, CEO, Hiteks Solutions Inc.

JoAnn Pfeiffer, DrSC., Director, Clinical Research Management, Arizona State University

Daniel Piekarz, Senior Vice President, Healthcare & Life Sciences Practice Leader, DataArt

Armelde Pitre, MBA, Head, Quality Performance Analytics, Clinical Development Quality, Global Product Development, Pfizer, Inc.

Mark Price, MA, MEd Senior Director, Surveys and Observational Studies, RTI Health Solutions

Deborah Profit, Ph.D., Vice President, Otsuka Information Technology

Marisa Rackley, Director, Clinical Research Operations, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Angela Radcliffe, Managing Director, Executive VP, FCBVIO

Venkatraman Raman, Sr. Project Manager, R&D Information, Clinical Biologics, Astrazeneca

Bruce Rankin, DO, Medical Director, Avail Clinical Research (An Accel Research Site)

Bina Rathod, Associate Director & Business Lead, MRL IT Global Clinical Development, Merck

Ratan Ratnesh, Director & Head, Clinical Outsourcing, Otsuka

Rochelle Redding, Associate Program Manager, MRL, Merck & Co. Inc.

Jonathan Reuter, Associate Director Global Procurement R&D, Clinical Labs, Bristol Meyers-Squibb

Valérie Reynaert, Head, In-Country Clinical Operations for the Americas, R&D Projects Clinical Platform & Sciences, GlaxoSmithKline

Mark Ridge, Vice President, Clinical Development Operations, CSL Behring

Carla Romano, MS, Executive Director, Patient Centered Outcomes Assessment, RTI Health Solutions

Anthony Rowe, PhD, Director, R&D IT Business Technology Leader, Immunology TA, Janssen

Jonathan Rowe, Ph.D., Executive Director & Head, Quality Performance and Risk Management, Pfizer

Christopher Rull, Principle Consultant, CR Consulting, LLC; Former Vice President, Head of Business Development & Account Management, UBC

Patrick Ryan, PhD. Sr. Director and Head, Epidemiology Analytics, Janssen Research and Development

Janelle Sabo, PharmD, RPh, MBA, Sr. Group Director, Product Delivery, Eli Lilly

Archana Sah, Therapeutic Area Leader, Oncology, Genentech, Inc.

David Sall, President & CEO, Patient Enrollment Advisors (PEA)

Theodora Sarver, Manager, Product Management, Almac Clinical Technologies

Roslyn Schneider, MD, Global Patient Affairs Lead, Pfizer

Scott Schliebner, MPH, Vice President, Rare Diseases, Scientific Affairs, PRA Health Sciences

Earl Seltzer, Director, Global Feasibility, Syneos Health

Robert Sever, PhD, Associate Director, Research & Development, Praxair, Inc.

Joan Shaw, Vice President, Global Clinical Development & Operations, UBC

Sandra Shpilberg, CEO & Founder, Seeker Health

Greg Skalicky, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Syneos Health

Tom Skiendzielewski, Associate Director, Clinical Supply, Shire

Dione Smart, Research Data Coordinator, Clinical Data Management, Abbott Nutrition

Jodi Smith-Gick, RPh, Sr. Advisor, Product Delivery and Supply, Eli Lilly and Company

Sascha Sonnenberg, MBA, Vice President, Commercial Operations Americas & EMEA, Marken

Joanne Spallone, Global Development Quality Audit Head, Franchise Operations and Strategy, Novartis

Ginger Spitzer, MA, Executive Director, Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research

Mark Springer, Project Lead, Clinical Innovation, Eli Lilly & Company

Kristin Stallcup, Director, Monitoring and Data Flow Optimization, Covance

Nicole Stansbury, Executive Director, Adaptive and Intelligent Monitoring, Clinical Development Services, PPD

Manfred Stapff, M.D., Ph.D., CMO, TriNetX, Inc.

Abbe Steel, MSc, Founder & CEO, HealthiVibe, LLC

Annette Stemhagen, Dr.P.H., FISPE, Senior Vice President, Safety, Epidemiology, Registries and Risk Management, UBC: An Express Scripts Company

Stella Stergiopoulos, MS-MPH, Project Manager, Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development, Tufts University

Adrienne Strickler, Associate Director, Risk Management-Central Monitoring, Janssen

Linda Sullivan, Co-Founder & President, Metrics Champion Consortium LLC

Yiwen Sun, Senior Clinical Research Associate, Samumed, LLC

Steven Sweeney, Vice President, Clinical Development Operations, Quartet

Michael Tanen, Director, Clinical Biomarker Specimen Management, Merck

Rehbar Tayyabkhan, Vice President, Global Data Strategies & Solutions, Global Clinical Operations, Bristol-Myers Squibb

Shawn Tedman, MBA, Head of Product Offerings, Clinical Trial Optimization Solutions (CTOS), QuintilesIMS

Jaydev Thakkar, Product Innovation Lead, Amgen Digital Health

Stuart Thiede, President, Payments, DrugDev (An IQVIA Company)

David Thompson, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Real-World & Late Phase, Syneos Health

Jens B. Thuesen, CTMS Business Development, BSI Business Systems Integration AG

Aman Thukral, Assistant Director, Data and Statistical Sciences, AbbVie

David Turner, MS, CISA, CEO/Founder, Parallel6, a PRA Health Sciences Company

Kuno van der Post, MSc, PhD, Chief Commercial Officer, OmniComm

Geert Vanhove, Partner, Bluecrux

Thomas Verish Sr Director, Data Operations & Clinical Infrastructure CSL Behring

Jeff Van Noy, Vice President, Global Proposal Development and Business Information, ICON

Sonya Verrill, Manager, Clinical Projects, Clinical Operations, Abbott

David Vulcano, AVP & Responsible Executive for Clinical Research, Hospital Corporation of America (HCA)

Mike Walega, Executive Director, Monitoring & Data Flow, Covance

Amelia Wall Warner, Ph.D., RPh, CEO & Founder, Global Specimen Solutions

Sean Walsh, MBA, Chief Development Officer, Raleigh Neurology Associates

Jian Wang, Ph.D., CEO, BioFortis, Inc.

Xia Wang, Director, Health Informatics, Global Medicines Development Unit, R&D, AstraZeneca

Chris Watson, Director, Product Strategy, Digital Patient, ERT

Jolie Weintraub, Executive Director, TA Head Oncology, MRL Quality Assurance, Merck

Dawie Wessels, M.D., CMO, Synexus Clinical Research

Lynn Wetherwax, Senior Manager, Biobank, Translational Sciences Operations, Amgen

Kelly White, MSN, RN, Director, Global Operations Oncology, Global Trial Optimization, Merck & Co. 

Paul Whitehead, Ph.D., Head, Early Development Workflows, Roche

Jacqui Whiteway, Ph.D., Senior Director, Feasibility, Scientific Affairs, PRA Health Sciences

Kenneth Wilson, Director, Business Operations; Clinical Outsourcing Lead, Pfizer

Taylor Wong, LRL Procurement, Medical and Regulatory, Eli Lilly & Company

William Wong, Technology Strategy, Innovation Senior Manager, Amgen

Phil Woodson, Senior Software Engineer, 4G Clinical

Brenda Yanak, Global Head, Specimen Strategy & Innovation, End-to-End Specimen Management, Q² Solutions

Richard Young, Vice President, Veeva Vault EDC, Veeva Systems

Walter Young, Head, Strategy, Outsourcing and Governance, CSL Behring

Xiaosong (Sue) Zhang, MS, MAS, Staff Statistical Analyst, Clinical Program & System Support, Abbott Nutrition

Dorian Zoumplis, M.S. Biotechnology, Senior Innovation Project Manager, Technology Innovation & Delivery Excellence, AstraZeneca

Barbara Zupancic, Senior Director, Global Patient Recruitment and Retention, Worldwide Clinical Trials


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In Memory of Gerald “Jerry” Matczak
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Gerald “Jerry” Matczak, lead consultant in clinical innovation at Eli Lilly & Co., was a rare breed in the pharmaceutical world, someone who not only embraced social media, but also listened to activist patients. He has been a part of the SCOPE conference since its inception and won the Patient Engagement Award on Wednesday, the day before his passing. Matczak died suddenly on Feb. 2 at age 54. We will all miss him.

– Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI)