Diana Foster, PhD

Total Diversity Clinical Trial Management 

Dr. Diana Foster 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, Rheumatology Research International, to its current status as a premier patient recruitment organization. Her early tenure as head of an SMO gave her a unique understanding of how sites operate and what they need to reach enrollment goals within targeted timelines.

Over the past seven years, Diana has also been a consultant to the Society for Clinical Research Sites as their Vice President of Strategy and Development and in that role is responsible for building relationships with industry that help amplify the voice of the clinical research site.

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,” the highly anticipated sequel to “International Patient Recruitment: Regulatory Guidelines, Customs and Practices.” The books serve 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 hundreds of presentations across the world.

Her personal honors include recognition by the Global EXEC Women’s International Council as a 2009 International Woman of Influence, being named a finalist for Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Awards in 2008, and an induction into the 2006 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.

Diana currently serves on the boards of the Center for Information & Study on Clinical Research Participation, Journal for Clinical Studies and R&D Directions, and serves as Chief Strategy Officer and advisor for the Society for Clinical Research Sites. Her professional commitments include active involvement in the American College of Rheumatology Research and Education Foundation Development Advisory Council.

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