Adam M. Clark, Ph.D., FasterCures
Adam Clark, Ph.D. is the Director of Scientific and Federal Affairs at FasterCures. Dr. Clark leads FasterCures programmatic efforts to bolster innovation at the National Institutes of Health, improve the regulatory science framework at the FDA, and further FasterCures priorities to engage industry and government agencies around efforts to improve innovation, efficiency, and effectiveness of medical research and clinical care. Dr. Clark has a background in biomedical sciences as a researcher, program administrator, and policy advisor with a focus on molecular diagnostics and personalized medicine.
Prior to coming to FasterCures, Dr. Clark worked as the Director of Science and Health Policy at LIVESTRONG, a cancer advocacy organization founded by Lance Armstrong, where he directed the scientific agendas and policy positions of the foundation. Preceding his work at the foundation, he served as a technology development specialist at the National Cancer Institute developing programs focused on biomarker development for cancer. In his time at the NCI, Dr. Clark also performed assignments in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the Office of the Secretary of HHS.
Dr. Clark sits on several committees, including the Federal Advisory Committee for Health Information Technology Policy at HHS as well as the Cancer Biomarkers Consortium Steering Committee at the Foundation for the NIH. He earned his Ph.D. in cancer biology from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and was trained in science and health policy through the Emerging Leaders Program as HHS.