Research is our way to understand and improve the effectiveness of global regulatory systems.  Our approaches are reflected in a series of topic areas in which our faculty, students and collaborators are engaged:

Evaluation of regulatory, quality and clinical programs globally

Engagement of culturally different or underrepresented populations in clinical trials

Use of novel tools and techniques to gather evidence supporting product safety and efficacy

Development of regulated medical devices and companion diagnostics

Trends related to harmonization and reliance of global regulatory systems

Supply chain vulnerabilities and best practices for clinical trial supplies and manufactured products

Scientific development and risk management related to substances of abuse

We host or participate in research activities with scholars from other countries. This has resulted in special groups of researchers:

Doctoral Students: Every two years a cohort of doctoral students is chosen to complete a DRSc degree in the Department of Regulatory and Quality Sciences.  These students engage in policy research that typically overlaps with the research foci of the International Center. 

Visiting Scholars: A small number of visiting scholars with research interests are hosted in the Center to support collaborative research.  Those considering visiting are encouraged to develop research goals that might be accomplished in a period from 6 months to a year.  Working space and access to educational resources and presentations are provided, but financial support for the visit generally comes from the host country of the visitor.  Those interested in participating as a visiting scholar can read more about it here and contact Dr. Benson (Chiaoyun) Kuo for more information. 

Honorary Fellows: Some collaboration includes colleagues outside of our department who have an active role in the research projects that we undertake. These short- or longer-term interactions allow those who may have a role in industry or government to work with us. The fellow designation can also be used for individuals in other parts of the university who work with us to advance our mutual research agenda.  Those interested in this opportunity can read more about it here and contact Dr. Eunjoo Pacifici for more information.