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JoAnn Pfeiffer

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Sr Prog Dir + Clin Profr (FSC)
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 3020

Dr. Pfeiffer earned her doctorate and master's in Regulatory Science from the University of Southern California International Regulatory Science Program. Recent research include current practices of US investigators in the management of clinical trial agreements. She has an extensive background in clinical trial operations. Her expertise and education also include: regulatory compliance, CFRs, GCPs, HIPAA, budget management, contract management, site audits, performance management, SOPs, protocol, consents, IRB submissions, and regulatory reporting.

Research Interests: 

Clinical Trial Agreements, contracts, policy, research conduct, investigational drug and device research studies,

Summer 2022
Course NumberCourse Title
HCR 494Special Topics
Spring 2022
Course NumberCourse Title
HCR 494Special Topics
HCR 578Legal Aspects of Clinical Rsrc
Fall 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
HCR 575MgmtNegClinTrialBudgetContract
HCR 593Applied Project
Summer 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
HCR 561Conduct of Clinical Research
HCR 593Applied Project
HCR 598Special Topics
Summer 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
HCR 561Conduct of Clinical Research
HCR 563Regulatory Affairs
HCR 568Health Care Project Management
Honors / Awards: 

College of Nursing and Health Innovation - Dream, Discover, Deliver Award for Interprofessional Team (2017)

National Association of Professional Women - Woman of the Year 2012/2013

Professional Associations: 

Association of Clinical Research Professionals - Member at Large; Regulatory Affairs Committee Member; Professional Mentor

Regulatory Affairs Professional Society - Member at Large

Coalition of Academic Clinical Research Programs - Member; co-chair website committee; site visitor/evaluator for academic site's clinical research programs

  • Clinical Trial Budgets
  • Clinical Trial Agreements
  • Efficient Clinical Trial Start-up
  • Site Audits
  • Study Staff Training
Pro Bono: 

National & International Speaker - conduct of clinical trials, curriculum development, course and program development, professional and educational competencies, 

Executive Education Courses: 

Graduate Certificate: Alternative Dispute Resolution


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