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 Expert  722003

Expert in Pharmacoepidemiology, Pharmacoeconomics, Epidemiology, FDA, Drugs, Education

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Missouri (MO)
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise:

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Expert is one of the leaders in the field of pharmacoepidemiology. He has extensive experience consulting on issues of applying epidemiological principles to the risk/benefit assessment of drugs.

As Director of Global Pharmacoepidemiology and Health Economics Research for a major pharmaceutical company, he initiated a program to integrate epidemiologic and health economic considerations in to the entire drug development cycle.

He has experience addressing FDA and other regulatory agency regulations for reporting potential adverse reactions to marketed drugs and for reporting possible safety issues during the drug development process.

He founded the major international society in pharamcoepidemiology and served as its Executive Director for 15 years. He has traveled extensively to many of the 53 countries represented in the society and currently works with collaborators in Europe, Australia, Africa, and Asia. He has particular interests in projects in China and holds an Adjunct Professorship at the Medical School in Tianjin.

He Chairs the Quality Improvement Committee for a major community hospital and partners with a physician who specializes in industry quality management.




drug development


drug regulation




health care industry quality management


economic research


medical causation

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Kansas City, Missouri;  Independence, Missouri;  Saint Joseph, Missouri;  Lees Summit, Missouri;  Kansas City, Kansas;  Topeka, Kansas;  Olathe, Kansas;  and Lawrence, Kansas.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1974   Ph.D.   Epidemiology   University of California - Berkeley  
1968   M.A.   Mathematical Statistics   University of Missouri  
1966   M.S.   Public Health   University of Missouri  
1962   B.S.   Mathematics   University of Maryland  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1991 to


(Undisclosed University)


Preventive Medicine




Expert's responsibility includes teaching epidemiology and pharmacoepidemiology, advising and supervising graduate students, and research.

1987 to 1991


Hoechst Marion Roussel


Global Pharmacoepidemiology and Health Economics Research




He established and directed the global postmarketing safety department responsible for providing epidemiologic and health economic support to company products.

1981 to 1983


Bureau of Drugs, FDA


Epidemiology Development Branch




He directed the program which developed epidemiologic approaches to studying postmarketing drug safety.

1968 to 1981


United States Public Health Service - SF


Division of Hospital and Clinics


Associate Chief Research Coord. Br, Chief Clinical Research


He managed the peer review system of clinics and IRBs which distributed $6-$8 million/year in intramural funding. He also directed the coordinating center for two large multi-center clinical trials.

Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a member of ISPE, ACE, SER, APHA, and the American Society of Suicidology.

Professional Appointments

He is a Lifetime Board Member of ISPE and is the Chair of the Global Devleopment Committee of ISPE. He serves on the Board of Governors for the Truman Medical Center. He is also the Chair of the Joint Quality Committee for Truman Medical Center.


Expert is the Founder and Incorporator of the International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology. The annual "Expert" scholarship awarded by ISPE is given in his honor.

Publications and Patents Summary

He has over 40 publications in peer reviewed journals, has edited one book and has written several book chapters.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert spent a year directing the development of a pharmacoeconomics outcomes research business for a major CRO. He commuted monthly for onsite interactions and client visits.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Expert has served as an expert for legal firms in several states and as a "friend of the court."
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • FDA expert witness for consulting on an atypical antipsychotic..
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
German   He currently has low levels of German fluency, but at one time spoke fluently.

Market Research:
He has extensive international experience and contacts in the pharmaceutical industry, regulatory agencies and academia.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

He developed and managed over 30 international meetings and conferences, with from 50 to 650 participants.

Other Skills and Services

He has conducted extensive travel and collaboration in Europe, and has had several lecture visits to Japan and China.


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