Executive Director, Doug Peddicord oversees ACRO staff, directs ACRO policy, and represents the Association before Congress, regulators, industry groups, and the media.
Douglas Peddicord, Ph.D., is Executive Director of the Association of Clinical Research Organizations (ACRO). With policy expertise in the conduct and regulatory oversight of clinical trials, Douglas has represented the Association since it was founded in 2002.
Doug speaks frequently on the vital role of the clinical research, the strong commitment of ACRO’s members to the safety and ethics, and to the well-being of study participants, as well as on broader issues relating to health information privacy, financial conflicts of interest, and the globalization of clinical trials.
Following a career as a clinical psychologist, Doug came to Capitol Hill as an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Congressional Fellow in 1994. He worked on Medicare and a range of other health care issues as Legislative Assistant for Health for now-Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), who at the time served in the House as a member of the Ways and Means Health Subcommittee. Later, he was a policy advisor to the Chairman of the Maryland State Health Care Access and Cost Commission. Doug is a current member of the Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC) Board of Directors and a member of the Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative (CTTI) Steering Committee.
After attending Amherst College, Doug received his B.A. from the University of Bridgeport. He holds a Master’s degree and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Adelphi University.