Shann Williams

Associate Vice President, Federal Operations

Shann Williams

Associate Vice President, Federal Operations

Shann Williams leads Rho’s Division of Federal Research. As the director of the NIAID-DAIT Statistical and Clinical Coordinating Center at Rho, she provides oversight to 90+ federally-funded research studies and the 80+ staff members who design and execute those studies. Since joining Rho in 2004, Ms. Williams has served in clinical operations leadership and management roles, overseeing both full-service clinical trials and large federally-funded research networks. The breadth of her functional area expertise – including clinical monitoring, clinical project management, data management, trial master file process ownership, implementation of 21 CFR 11 compliant software systems, quality assurance, and change management best practices for the clinical research industry – enables her to provide expert guidance to Rho leaders and project teams, ensuring the right approach for Rho’s clients. Ms. Williams’ passion is enabling Rho’s project teams to execute nimbly while adhering to the highest quality standards for the benefits of public health. Ms. Williams is a member of several industry groups and holds certifications from Harvard Business School, the University of North Carolina School of Public Health, the Project Management Institute, and is currently pursuing her MBA.


Content by Shann Williams

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Webinar

Putting Patient-Centric Principles into Practice

This webinar will explore the rationale for implementing patient-centered practices and offer guidance for initiating patient-centered approaches to research.  Presenters will review practical strategies for engaging patients in the clinical trial process without sacrificing research quality or adding untenable costs to your trials. With more than 20 years of experience successfully implementing patient-centered strategies, our experts share which factors matter to patients and how to design trials that honor their needs and desires.

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Blog Post

Key Takeaways from the 2nd Annual Strategies in Patient Centered Clinical Research Conference

Patient centricity is garnering broad attention in our industry, but finding time to thoroughly explore the principles and practices of the movement can be difficult. We were excited to spend two full days immersed in discussion and collaboration with some of the industry pioneers in patient-centered clinical research. We wanted to share our take on the main themes and trends that stood out to us from the event.

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Blog Post

Practical Strategies to Simplify Patient Centricity: Part 1—Overview

This is the first in a series of blog posts on putting patient-centric principles into practice. How do you eat an elephant?  One bite at a time, right? Specifically, how do we eat the elephant of patient centricity?  We can employ simple, actionable, “bite-sized” strategies that will move us closer to a more patient-centric approach.