Tony Pearson

JD, MPH, Senior Director, Diversity & Inclusion in Clinical Trials

Tony Pearson leads the strategic trial design and delivery to ensure appropriate representation of diverse participants and investigators in clinical trials across all Lilly therapeutic areas.

Tony joined Lilly in 2019 as an Associate Director in Trial Capabilities, leading teams responsible for site start up. Tony then supported Lilly’s Diabetes Corporate Affairs team, where he worked to address key barriers to care and optimal health outcomes by engaging influential policy, advocacy, patient, and government stakeholders.

Prior to his roles at Lilly, Tony served in government affairs for Indiana University (IU) Health, supporting hospital system and federally qualified health center priorities. He also served as an Associate General Counsel, supporting the transactional and regulatory needs of IU Health’s multi-specialty physician practice group before leading gastroenterology and hepatology operations as a Service Line Administrator.

Tony earned a Bachelor of Science and Master of Public Health, with a concentration in Health Policy and Management, from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. He earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence from Indiana University. Tony is also a Veteran, achieving the rank of Lieutenant Commander, serving as a health care administrator, and supporting plans, operations, and medical intelligence for Naval Special Warfare Command.

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