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Linda Strause, PhD.
Partner, LookLeftGroup

Brief Bio

Dr. Strause is a Specialized Consultant in Clinical Research assisting pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies in numerous aspects of drug development including:

  • clinical trial site development & site qualification
  • contracts and budgets
  • regulatory affairs, and
  • technology applications.

With over 25 years in the drug development industry, Dr. Strause has served as Vice President, Business Development for Cyber Medica, with responsibilities for positioning the suite of eBusiness products within the healthcare industry; as Vice President, Corporate Accounts for Innovative Clinical Solutions, Ltd., a site management and healthcare research organization; and as Senior Director, Investigative Site Resources for Quintiles CNS Therapeutics, with responsibilities for all investigational site contracts, budgets, payments, regulatory documents and strategic planning for CNS studies. Dr. Strause was the Director of Research and Education at the San Diego Hospice from 1989 to 1993 during which time she launched the Center for Palliative Studies, dedicated to advancing palliative care education and research.

Dr. Strause has recently joined the NCQA Advisory Board and is Chair of the Subcommittee on Standards overseeing the accreditation of institutions and investigators in clinical research. In addition, she is the Forum Chair of Ethics and Regulatory for ACRP, Chairperson for the San Diego Hospice Institutional Review Board and currently serves on the San Diego Hospice Bioethics Board. She is on the Editorial Boards for the medical journal, Nutrition & the M.D as well as the ACRP Monitor.

Dr. Strause received her doctoral degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She maintains an Adjunct Professor appointment at the University of California, San Diego, where she teaches an undergraduate course in Human Nutrition. She is also a co-instructor for Clinical Trials Overview in the Masters Program in Regulatory Affairs at San Diego State University. Dr. Strause has been an invited speaker at a number of clinical research conference and is widely published, both in the field of clinical research conduct and in nutrition and calcium metabolism.


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