Opportunities for Clinical Research Using a Digital, Decentralized Study Approach
Speaker: Ed Ramos (Co-founder, Digital Trials Center; Director, Digital Clinical Trials
Scripps Research; Scripps Research & Chief Scientific Officer CareEvolution)
Edward Ramos, Ph.D., is co-founder and director of digital clinical trials for the Scripps Research Digital Trials Center (DTC). In partnership with CareEvolution, Inc., where he also sits as the Chief Scientific Officer, the DTC team seeks to decentralize research through use of digital health technologies, employing novel strategies for remote, “site-less” participation, and applying state-of-the-art methodologies for data analysis. Dr. Ramos has led independent research projects and has been coordinating and administering large-scale national research efforts for over 15 years. His expertise spans population genomics, bioinformatics, mobile health, and digital clinical trials. In his previous positions serving in various capacities at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Dr. Ramos oversaw and managed portfolios that focused on innovative and groundbreaking initiatives aimed at improving public health, including the Participant Center of the All of Us Research Program, an ambitious program launched by NIH inviting one million people across the U.S. to help build one of the most diverse health databases in history, which could help in the development of better treatments and ways to prevent different diseases. Dr. Ramos began his federal service as a legislative fellow and legislative assistant, advising then-U.S. Senator Barack Obama on health and science policy. He received his Ph.D. in molecular biotechnology from the University of Washington with his thesis work carried out at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.