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Dr. Wendy Charles has been involved in clinical trials from every perspective for nearly 30 years. She implemented institution-wide research compliance, managed two Institutional Review Boards, served as a Principal Investigator for digital health research, site Research Director and Coordinator for commercially-sponsored research, worked for an SMO/CRO as a site start-up specialist, and audited research. She currently works as Chief Scientific Officer for BurstIQ, a blockchain healthcare company, where she leads the Life Sciences division.
Wendy augments her blockchain healthcare experience by serving on the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Blockchain Task Force, EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum Expert Panel, Government Blockchain Association healthcare group, and serves as Co-chair of the IEEE Standardization Committee subgroup for Blockchain in Life Sciences Research. She also serves as Assistant Editor for Frontiers in Blockchain and as a peer reviewer for blockchain articles in several other journals.
Wendy obtained her PhD in Clinical Science with a specialty in Health Information Technology from the University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus. Wendy is certified as an IRB Professional, Clinical Research Professional, and Blockchain Professional.