Chris Rao is Alira Health’s Senior Vice President of Clinical Operations. With nearly 20 years of experience in the design and management of clinical trials, both domestic and international, Chris leads Clinical Operations, managing all operations for Alira Health’s North American CRO team.
With a strong focus on trial design methodology, trial implementation, financial planning, and clinical operations, Chris’s expertise includes all study phases and types for both pharmaceutical and medical device/diagnostic trials. He also maintains a strong research network in the U.S. and around the world, developed through his previous roles in data management, clinical study monitoring, project management, and strategy consulting.
Prior to joining Alira Health, Chris held roles in strategy consulting and data analysis for large pharmaceutical clients as well as operational and leadership roles for a boutique oncology focused CRO.
Key areas of expertise
- Clinical Operations & Monitoring
- Regulatory & Clinical Strategy
- Strategic Planning & Analysis