Board of Directors

Kenneth I. Kaitin, Ph.D.*


Kenneth I. Kaitin, Ph.D., has served on the Board since November 2003 and is a Senior Fellow at Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development (“CSDD”), an academic drug policy research group providing strategic information to help drug developers, regulators, and policy makers improve the quality and efficiency of the drug development process. From July 1998 to December 2020, Dr. Kaitin served as the Director of Tufts CSDD. Since August 2014, Dr. Kaitin has held a primary appointment as Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine at the Tufts University School of Medicine, as well as secondary appointments as Professor of Medicine and Professor of Integrative Physiology and Pathobiology at Tufts University School of Medicine. In December 2014, he received the appointment of Advisory Professor at Shanghai Medical College of Fudan University. Dr. Kaitin has served on the faculty of the European Center for Pharmaceutical Medicine at the University of Basel since September 1999. At the Tufts University School of Medicine, Dr. Kaitin was a Research Associate Professor of Medicine from October 2003 to May 2008 and a Research Professor from May 2008 to August 2014. He has written extensively on a broad range of drug development issues and has provided public testimony before the U.S. Congress in hearings on pharmaceutical innovation and FDA reform. In 2011, Dr. Kaitin received the Dr. Louis M. Sherwood Award granted by the Academy of Pharmaceutical Physicians and Investigators, in 2020, he was named a Global Fellow in Medicines Development by the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Physicians, and in 2021, he received the Distinguished Achievement Award from the Sino-American Pharmaceutical Professionals Association. Dr. Kaitin is a former Editor-in-Chief of the Drug Information Journal, and from 1997 to 1998 he was President of the Drug Information Association. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology, and he currently serves on the editorial boards of a number of peer-review journals. Dr. Kaitin serves as an expert consultant to the U.S. Department of Defense on Bioterror Countermeasure issues. He received a B.S. from Cornell University and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Rochester.


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