Leadership Team

Frank Rockhold
Senior Advisor
Professor of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Ph.D. Duke Clinical Research Institute

Frank has had diverse research interests and consulting experience in industry and academia including clinical trials design, data monitoring, data standards, benefit/risk, real world evidence, cardiovascular research, and, most recently, safety and pharmacovigilance.  He has been a leader in the scientific community in promoting data disclosure and transparency in clinical research.  Frank is a full-time Professor of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics at Duke Clinical Research Institute.  He is also a Managing Partner of HunterRockhold, Inc., which provides strategic consulting to Industry, Government, and Academia in the areas of clinical trials, pharmacovigilance, data disclosure, and transparency.  Frank’s 40-year career includes senior research positions at Lilly, Merck, and GlaxoSmithKline, where he recently retired as Senior Vice President of Global Clinical Safety and Pharmacovigilance.  He has held faculty appointments at six different universities. Frank served for 9 years on the board of directors of the non-profit CDISC, most recently as Chairman, and is past president of the Society for Clinical Trials. He is a member of the PCORI Clinical Trials Advisory Panel and is on the board of the Frontier Science and Technology Research Foundation.  Frank is widely published in major scientific journals across a wide variety of research topics. He holds a BA in Statistics from The University of Connecticut, an ScM in Biostatistics from the Johns Hopkins University, and a PhD in Biostatistics from the Medical College of Virginia. Frank is a Fellow of both the American Statistical Association and the Society for Clinical Trials and an Accredited Professional Statistician, PStat®.