Douglas Peddicord, Ph.D.


Executive Director

Association of Clinical Research Organizations

Doug Peddicord, Ph.D., is Executive Director of the Association of Clinical Research Organizations (ACRO).  With policy expertise in the conduct and regulatory oversight of clinical trials, he has directed the association since it was founded in 2002.

As the voice of the CRO industry around the world, ACRO actively participates in policy discussions around regulations, legislation and other initiatives that impact the CRO industry in both the United States and globally.  Dr. Peddicord speaks frequently on the vital role of the CRO in the clinical research enterprise, as well as on broader issues relating to the conduct of clinical research, including data protection and data sharing, innovation in clinical trial design, the use of real-world evidence, and the like.