An experienced medical writer who has created a wide array of regulatory documents during his career, Sam has also served multiple other roles in clinical research, and works with a multidisciplinary perspective to evaluate, understand, and summarize the complex information needed to support the scientific story of new products.
Sam draws upon his diverse experience in clinical research to understand and frame the data and science that support a product. His involvement in various aspects of clinical trials – from initial design through startup, the trial itself, and preparation of study reports and submissions – have allowed him to see the “big picture” in the development of new products. This background enables him to clearly describe and relate the scientific rationale for new drugs, medical devices, and other products.
Sam has held a variety of clinical research roles for more than 25 years, working as a project assistant, performing research data quality control, serving as a project manager, overseeing regulatory submissions, and working as a clinical research associate. He has 15 years of experience as a medical writer, with work on both pharmaceuticals and medical devices (including diagnostics) across many different therapeutic areas. He holds an MPH from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and an MA in technical and professional communication from East Carolina University.
Sam is a member of the Rotary Club and has served as a DJ for a nonprofit community radio station. He spends his spare time reading history, hiking, and learning to draw.