Doug Peddicord

Executive Director

Doug Peddicord, Ph.D. – Following a career as a clinical psychologist, Doug Peddicord came to Capitol Hill as an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Congressional Fellow in 1994. With policy expertise in the conduct and regulatory oversight of clinical trials, Dr. Peddicord serves as Executive Director of the Association of Clinical Research Organizations (ACRO). Founded in 2002 by leading clinical research organizations that provide a wide range of research and development support services to pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies, ACRO works to provide a heightened awareness of the critical role that CROs and technology companies play in the development of new drugs, new devices, and new treatments. ACRO is an active participant in policy discussions that may lead to regulations, legislation or other policy initiatives of importance to the clinical development industry, in the US, Europe and around the world.

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