Chrissy J. Cochran is director of the Office of Bioresearch Monitoring Operations within the Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA) in the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). She is responsible for working with each of FDA’s product centers to establish and manage a new, stand-alone Bioresearch Monitoring Program.
Dr. Cochran previously led the Division of Enforcement and Postmarketing Safety in the Office of Compliance in the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. Prior to that she led the Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) compliance program in the Center for Devices and Radiological Health, monitored clinical trials at a large clinical research organization, and performed laboratory research at the Veteran’s Administration.
Dr. Cochran holds a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, a Master of Science in Toxicology from Northeastern University, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Toxicology from University of Maryland, Baltimore. She completed her post-doctoral training at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.