Eric Perakslis


Durham, North Carolina, USA

Eric Perakslis is a Rubenstein Fellow at Duke University, where his work focuses on collaborative efforts in data science that span medicine, policy, engineering, data science, information technology, privacy, and security. Perakslis is also a Lecturer in the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Harvard Medical School and Strategic Innovation Advisor to Médecins Sans Frontières.

Before entering his current role, Perakslis served as Chief Science Officer at Datavant and was Senior Vice President and Head of the Takeda R&D Data Science Institute. Prior to Takeda, Perakslis was the Executive Director of the Center for Biomedical Informatics and the Countway Library of Medicine. Perakslis also served as Chief Information Officer and Chief Scientist (Informatics) at the United States Food and Drug Administration. In this role, Perakslis authored the first IT Strategic Plan for the FDA. He was also responsible for modernizing and enhancing both the IT and in silico scientific capabilities of the FDA. Prior to this role, Perakslis was Senior Vice President of R&D Information Technology at Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceuticals R&D.

Perakslis has a PhD in chemical and biochemical engineering from Drexel University. He also holds BSChE and MS degrees in chemical engineering.

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