Alumni profile

Farida Lada

Thesis: On guarding the welfare of clinical trial subjects while promoting novel drug innovation: A Game Theoretical Approach, 2016

Promotor(s): Shyama Ramani and Aukje Mantel

Farida Lada is the University Director for Research Compliance at The City University of New York (CUNY), where she is responsible for the oversight and management of research compliance programs across CUNY's 24 colleges. In her role as University Director, Farida established CUNY's first export compliance program; restructured the University's Human Research Protection Program; and continues to implement improvements in the policies and procedures related to conflicts of interest in research, research misconduct, protection of human subjects, export compliance and animal welfare. Previously, Farida was the Director of Research Compliance at Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar (WCMC-Q), where she established WCMC-Q's first research compliance program. In this role, she also worked closely with the Qatari Supreme Council of Health in developing the local regulations for protecting human and animal subjects in research. Prior to that, she served as Assistant Director - Human Subject Research at University of California Los Angeles, where she oversaw the compliance of all biomedical research with federal regulations, State laws, international standards and University policies.

Educational background
Master of Business Administration, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky
Bachelor of Science in Biology, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas

Research interest
Ethical conduct of clinical trials: How do you maximize subject and society welfare while promoting innovation in the drug development process?


Selected publications by Farida Lada