Senior Director, Strategic Projects, Office of the Chief Medical Officer
Johnson & Johnson
Karla Childers, MSJ, is the senior director of strategic projects in the Office of the Chief Medical Officer at Johnson & Johnson (J&J), and she has been with J&J since in 2013. In this role, her primary responsibility has been coordinating the J&J Clinical Trial Data Transparency Initiative, including the management of the Yale Open Data Access (YODA) Project collaboration, and she is active in advocacy supporting implementation of data sharing, including consultations with health authorities and various stakeholders. Ms. Childers is also responsible for the management of the J&J Bioethics Committee, which serves as an advisory forum for bioethical questions within J&J, and related activities (education, consultation, policy work). Before joining J&J, she was an associate director in Global Project Management (GPM) at Merck Research Laboratories (MRL) where she managed cross-functional drug development teams. Prior to joining GPM, Ms. Childers was a chemist in MRL’s Process Chemistry Group. She spent two years supporting outsourcing efforts in Process Chemistry and managed projects and partner relationships with contract research organizations in China, India, Europe, and North America. Ms. Childers received her BA in chemistry from Indiana University-Purdue University and a MS in jurisprudence with a concentration in health law from Seton Hall Law School.
Thursday, November 15
3:00 PM – 4:15 PM