Katarzyna Mierczyk

Lead Clinical Research Associate

Katarzyna Mierczyk

Lead Clinical Research Associate

Katarzyna (Kasia) Mierczyk has 14+ years of experience in clinical research, with a strong focus on Neurology and Psychiatric indications. She has 12 years of field monitoring experience across global Phase II-IV studies in indications such as Parkinson’s disease, Epilepsy, Schizophrenia, Multiple Sclerosis, and Tourette’s Syndrome.

Ms. Mierczyk is experienced in delivering data on time, implementing corrective and preventive actions with the site study teams, and ensuring close cooperation with sites and study vendors. She has worked with numerous scales and assessments within neurological and psychiatric indications, including MDS-UPDRS, MoCA, SCOPA-COG, and DaTScan for Parkinson’s disease, TS-CGI, TS-PGII, TS-PGIS, VAS, TTS, YGTSS, C&A-GTS-QOL, Mini Kid, C-SSRS for Tourette’s Syndrome, the Clinical and Patient Global Impression of Severity scores, QOLIE-31, NDDI-E, seizure check for Epilepsy, and the EDSS, SDMT, FS, T25FW and EQ-5D scales for Multiple Sclerosis.

She is familiar with many of the key players within these indications, and she understands how crucial early diagnosis and very close cooperation between patient, parent/guardian (for pediatric studies), and investigators is in the treatment of these diseases. She has worked with sites in both the United States and across Europe.

Ms. Mierczyk earned her Bachelors of Science (B.S.) and Masters of Science (M.S.) degree in Biology at the Warsaw University of Life Science. She completed postgraduate studies in the field of Project Management at the Warsaw School of Economics in January 2022 and postgraduate studies in the field of Clinical Trials at the Medical University of Warsaw in June 2010.

Why Clinical Research?

“I always wanted to become a doctor, but the reality of performing certain medical procedures was too much for me. Instead, I chose a career that would keep me close to medicine and that would allow me to work with doctors. I became a biologist with a specialization in microbiology, and during that time I spent most of my time in a laboratory. As a student, I worked as an intern for global Pharma companies in the Clinical monitoring, Pharmacovigilance, and Data Management units, and it was then that I realized that I wanted to work in clinical research. Today, I know that through my job, I am doing something valuable for people and that I am part of discovering unique and worthwhile treatments. In addition to that, my job is never boring—every day brings an opportunity to learn something new and experience different and interesting things—and I find that very exciting.”

This is what drives Kasia:

“Knowing that I’m contributing to the development of new and innovative therapies that have the potential to save lives and help people motivates me to action. Every medical discovery makes ours lives longer and more comfortable, and understanding this helps me through the daily challenges of this work. I also enjoy the diversity of experience that clinical research brings.”