Eric Perakslis, PhD, is the Chief Science and Digital Officer at the Duke Clinical Research Institute and faculty in Population Health Sciences at Duke Medical School, where his work focuses upon the digitization of clinical trials in ways that solve the long-standing issues of access, equity, and efficacy.
Most recently, Eric was a Rubenstein Fellow at Duke University, where his work focused on collaborative efforts in data science that span medicine, policy, engineering, data science, information technology, privacy, and security. Eric is also a Lecturer in the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Harvard Medical School.
Eric served as Chief Information Officer and Chief Scientist (Informatics) at the U.S.
Food and Drug Administration. In this role, Eric authored the first IT Strategic Plan for FDA and was responsible for modernizing and enhancing the IT capabilities as well as in silico scientific capabilities at FDA. Prior to his time at FDA, Eric was Senior Vice President of R&D Information Technology at Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceuticals R&D.