Dr. Parikh has spent two decades at the nexus of science, policy, and business. Before joining AAAS, he was senior vice president and managing director at DIA Global, a neutral, multidisciplinary organization bringing together regulators, industry, academia, patients, and other stakeholders interested in health care product development. He led strategy in the Americas and oversaw DIA programs that catalyzed progress globally toward novel regulatory frameworks for advanced therapies not amenable to existing regulations.
Prior to DIA, Dr. Parikh was general manager of the Health and Consumer Solutions business unit and vice president at Battelle, a multibillion-dollar research and development organization. He led a $150 million business unit that performed basic and applied research, developed medicines and health care devices, and created advanced analytics and AI applications to improve human health.
From 2001-2009, Dr. Parikh served as science advisor and professional staff to the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, where he was responsible for negotiating budgets for the NIH, CDC, AHRQ, BARDA, and other scientific and health agencies. Dr. Parikh serves as a board member and officer for Research!America, Friends of Cancer Research, and ACT for NIH. He has received multiple public service awards, including from the American Association of Immunologists, the National AIDS Alliance, the Coalition for Health Services Research, and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.