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Ann Meeker-O’Connell

Vice President and Global Head, Quality Assurance

Ms. Meeker-O’Connell is the Global Head, Quality Assurance (QA) at IQVIA. Ann has more than 20 years of clinical and biomedical research experience in government, academia and industry. This included four years at the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, ultimately serving as the Director of the Division of GCP Compliance within the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. Additionally, she has held QA roles at Johnson & Johnson, Amgen, Genentech, and Pfizer.  Ann is a recognised industry thought leader for clinical quality, having developed key FDA guidance related to trial oversight and led cross-industry initiatives on clinical Quality by Design through and clinical Quality Management Systems.  She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs.  

Prior to IQVIA, Ann served as the Global Head, Consumer BioResearch Quality and Compliance at Johnson & Johnson. Ann began her career in pharmaceutical development designing clinical trials for the National Cancer Institute.

Ann holds a bachelor’s degree in biological anthropology and anatomy and a master’s degree in pharmacology from Duke University, where she was a Howard Hughes Fellow and an NIH Integrated Toxicology fellow. She also holds certifications as an ISO 31000 risk management professional and trainer.