Community health system-based research with JoAnne Levy
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Community health system-based research continues to become an important focus area for pharmaceutical and medical device sponsors given the recent FDA guidance on diversity in clinical trials. 

Our guest for this episode is JoAnne Levy, Vice President at Mercy Research, a part of Mercyhealth. 

Mercy Research is one of the largest fully integrated, community health system-based research organizations in the United States with more than 40 acute care, managed, and specialty hospitals, convenient urgent care locations, imaging centers and pharmacies. In 2022, over 38,000 Mercy patients contributed to research learning.

JoAnne has served in the healthcare industry for almost 30 years. She leads Mercy Research, a not-for-profit organization managing clinical and real-world-evidence research activities across Mercy. JoAnne serves as current Chair and inaugural founder of Mercy Women in Leadership Council and as a member of Mercy’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Advisory Board.

JoAnne received her undergraduate, law and master of business administration degrees — all with honors — from Washington University in St. Louis. 

Please join me in welcoming JoAnne on the Clinical Trial Podcast. 

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