The Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR) is pleased to announce the election of Alan Wright, MD, MPH, chief medical officer at Roche Diagnostics Corp., to its Board of Directors.
“As a physician and senior executive with experience in both the pharmaceutical and diagnostic fields, Dr. Wright will bring a new perspective to the SWHR Board of Directors,” SWHR President and CEO Amy M. Miller said. “We look forward to working with Dr. Wright as SWHR expands its efforts to encourage novel diagnostics development for women.”
As chief medical officer, Wright serves as Roche’s clinical spokesperson and provides guidance on a wide range of policy and practice issues related to diagnostic medicine. He has extensive experience in the managed care, pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.
“For nearly 30 years SWHR has been leveraging scientific research to drive systemic changes that improve health care for women, and I am excited to join SWHR’s Board of Directors and contribute to this legacy,” Wright said.
Prior to joining Roche, Wright served as senior vice president of health improvement strategies for Miraca Life Sciences. He also worked as vice president for product strategy and business development for Resolution Health, a privately held analytics and intervention company serving the managed care market place.
Until 2005, Wright was chairman and CEO of Star Pharmaceuticals, a company that he founded in 2002 to serve the needs of the urological community. Previously, he held positions as senior vice president and chief science officer of Caremark and senior vice president and chief medical officer for AdvancePCS.
Wright graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree from Pennsylvania State University, received his medical doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania, and completed his residency in internal medicine at Temple University in Philadelphia. While at Temple, he served as chief medical resident from 1985 to 1986 and completed his MPH at Johns Hopkins.
Wright is a member of the American Medical Association, the American College of Physicians, and several journal editorial boards. He is also certified as a diplomat to the American Board of Internal Medicine and the National Board of Medical Examiners.