Ken is the founder and owner of CenterWatch, a leading publisher in the clinical trials industry. He is also the chairman of CISCRP—a nonprofit organization that he created to educate and raise public awareness of the clinical research process—and the Director of Sponsored Programs, Research Associate Professor, at the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development where he studies R&D management and operating models, investigative site, outsourcing and study volunteer trends and policies.
A well-known speaker at conferences, symposia, universities and corporations, Ken has published extensively in peer-review journals, books and in the trade press. He is the author of two nationally-recognized books for patients and their advocates entitled Informed Consent: A Guide to the Risks and Benefits of Volunteering for Clinical Trials and The Gift of Participation. He is the recipient of the 2006 Innovator in Clinical Research award from the Association of Clinical Research Professionals, the Drug Information Association's 2009 award for Distinguished Service and a 2010 Tufts University Distinction Award nominee. Ken has held a number of board appointments in the private and public sectors including serving on the Institute of Medicine's Clinical Research Roundtable, the DIA Foundation, the Consortium to Examine Clinical Research Ethics at Johns Hopkins University and the Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative established by the FDA and Duke University. He is on the editorial boards of Controlled Clinical Trials, Research Practitioner, and the Drug Information Journal and writes a bi-monthly column for Applied Clinical Trials.
Ken holds an MBA from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and a bachelor's degree, Phi Beta Kappa, from Brandeis University. Prior to founding CenterWatch, Ken worked for more than seven years in management consulting where he assisted biopharmaceutical companies in developing and implementing business strategies to improve clinical development performance.