Matt Lowery, ACRP-CP, CCRS
Executive Director, Clinical Research Business Development Plus
Matt has been the Director of Clinical Research at SNA for the last 9 years where he handles the day to day operations as well as budgets and contracts, finances and accounting, regulatory, and business development. He holds certifications through the Association for Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) – the ACRP-CP since 2018 and the CCRC since 2013 – and is a member of ACRP, Model Agreements & Guidelines International (MAGI), Society for Clinical Research Sites (SCRS), and the Society of Clinical Research Associates (SoCRA).
Matt is from a small, rural town in the Upstate of South Carolina. He moved to Florida to attend the University of Tampa where he graduated with dual bachelor’s degrees in biology and marine science with a minor in chemistry. After graduating, he stumbled into the medical field and never looked back, eventually working in family practice, public health, genetics, and now clinical research.
Matt has over 14 years of experience in clinical research on both the site and sponsor level. On the site side, Matt has worked as a study coordinator, site manager, director of clinical research, and assists other sites with general consulting, business development, and budget/contract negotiation. On the sponsor side, he’s gained knowledge and experience in monitoring, clinical operations, finance and accounting, and has drafted and revised several protocols for Parkinson’s disease and provided insight for protocols for Alzheimer’s disease, autism, hallucinations, multiple system atrophy, and schizophrenia.
Matt is involved with and helps to shape initiatives that will improve the industry. Some of his past and current projects include the Shared Investigator Platform through TransCelerate, better payment terms for sites, establishing an eISF for better communications with sponsors’ eTMFs, streamlining the feasibility and start-up phase, and developing site-facing technologies such as eSource. He often speaks at industry conferences such as the Site Solutions Summit through SCRS, the DrugDev Summit, and the Clinical Research & Operations Worldwide Networking (CROWN) Congress.
Whenever able, Matt enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking (and eating), movies, and traveling to interesting places near and far.