Diana Foster

PhD, Vice President, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Dr. Foster serves as a consultant to the Society for Clinical Research Sites as the Vice President of Strategy and Development. In her role she is responsible for building relationships with industry that help amplify the voice of the clinical research site.

Diana is a recognized expert in the intricacies of site management and an innovator in the use of strategic marketing and positioning tactics. Diana has designed and facilitated site management and patient recruitment trainings across the globe. While serving as president at DAC Patient Recruitment Services (formerly D. Anderson & Company), Diana led the organization through its evolution as a niche site management organization. Her early tenure as head of an SMO, Rheumatology Research International, also gave her a unique understanding of how sites operate and what they need to reach enrollment goals within targeted timelines.

Over the past two decades, Diana has addressed audiences across five continents, published multiple papers and articles, and written five authoritative industry books including “Global Issues in Patient Recruitment and Retention,” a sequel to “International Patient Recruitment: Regulatory Guidelines, Customs and Practices.” The books have served as teaching tools for colleges and universities, along with her earlier works: “A Guide to Patient Recruitment,” “A Guide to Patient Recruitment and Retention” and “50 Ways to Cope with Arthritis.” In addition, she has been a sought after speaker and given copious presentations across the world.

Her personal honors include recognition by the Global EXEC Women’s International Council as an International Woman of Influence, being named a finalist for Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Awards, and an induction into the PharmaVOICE “100 Most Inspiring People in the Life-Sciences Industry.” She is among accomplished women around the globe who are changing the way international clinical trials are conducted.

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