Brown Stafford
President, Clinical Development

Paula Brown Stafford joined Quintiles in 1985, and is currently President of Clinical Development. Her global responsibilities cover Quintiles’ Phase I-IV services, including Medical and Project Management; Site, Data and Safety Monitoring; Laboratory Services; and Functional Resourcing.

Paula has held numerous positions during her 29 years in the pharmaceutical services industry, including positions in Project Management in the United States and Europe, Business Development, Scientific Operations and General Management.

She holds a Bachelor of Science and a Masters in Public Health, both from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with her specialization in Biostatistics.

In addition to her role at Quintiles, Paula is a member of the CDISC (Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium) Board of Directors and is Past Chair, member and Chair of the Public Health Foundation Board at UNC-Chapel Hill, and sits on the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA) Advisory Board.

Paula was a 2011 recipient of the Triangle Business Journal’s Women in Business award for her significant contributions to Quintiles, and her dedication to making a positive difference in healthcare around the world. In 2012, she was named as one of the 10 top women in biotech by FierceBiotech.


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