Kenneth A. Getz
Kenneth A. Getz is the chairman of CISCRP – a nonprofit organization that he founded to educate and raise public awareness of the clinical research enterprise – and a Senior Research Fellow, Assistant Professor at the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development where he studies R&D management and operating models, investigative site, outsourcing, and study volunteer trends and policies. Ken is also the founder and owner of CenterWatch, a leading publisher in the clinical trials industry.
A well-known speaker at conferences, symposia, universities and corporations, Ken has published extensively in peer-review journals, books and in the trade press. He is the author of two nationally recognized books for patients and their advocates entitled Informed Consent: A Guide to the Risks and Benefits of Volunteering for Clinical Trials and The Gift of Participation, and the recipient of several awards for innovation and scholarship. Ken has held a number of board appointments in the private and public sectors including serving on the Institute of Medicine's Clinical Research Roundtable, the DIA Foundation, the Consortium to Examine Clinical Research Ethics, and the Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative. He is on the editorial boards of Contemporary Clinical Trials, Research Practitioner, and the Drug Information Journal and writes a bi-monthly column for Applied Clinical Trials.
Ken holds an MBA from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and a bachelor’s degree, Phi Beta Kappa, from Brandeis University. Prior to founding CenterWatch, Ken worked for over seven years in management consulting where he assisted biopharmaceutical companies develop and implement business strategies to improve clinical development performance.