Community Engagement in Clinical Trials with Chris Komelasky

The FDA wants pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers to enroll diverse patients in clinical trials. 

One way to achieve the diversity goal is to engage with physicians in the community and provide them with the resources and support to conduct clinical trials.

To learn about community engagement in clinical trials, what it means, recent regulations and guidance documents, I invited Chris Komelasky, CEO and Co-founder of SiteBridge Research, on the podcast. 

SiteBridge Research is an Integrated Research Organization (IRO). Chris and his team help connect physicians and their patients to clinical trials and facilitate the process by reducing barriers for sites and participants.

Prior to the launch of SiteBridge, Chris has held various leadership roles at PPD, GlaxoSmithKline, Accenture and ZS Associates.

Chris holds a B.S. in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia and an MBA from Duke University and resides with his wife and three children in Chapel Hill, NC.

Please join me in welcoming Chris on the Clinical Trial Podcast.


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