Rebecca Kush is dedicated to catalyzing initiatives that streamline clinical research and accelerate learning health cycles. As the scientific innovation officer at Elligo, she advises on state-of-the-art technology and processes to improve efficiency and quality of data, from source to reporting and submission. As a fellow of the Translational Research Informatics Center, she works on initiatives focused on enabling academic research organizations to conduct global research. She is also an associate editor for the Learning Health Systems Journal.
Kush founded the Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC) where she spent 20 years leading the development of global clinical research data standards that are now required for submissions to support approval of new therapies in the U.S. and Japan. While with CDISC, she served as the president and CEO and had an integral role in the development of methods, standards and processes to link research and health care. Kush has also worked for the U.S. National Institutes of Health, in academia, at a global contract research organization and at pharmaceutical companies in the U.S. and Japan. She has a doctorate degree in physiology and pharmacology from the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine.