Debbie Coté, RN

Debbie Coté, RN is an accomplished global clinical operations professional, who began her career as a Registered Nurse, Debbie worked as a neurological intensive care nurse at The Neurological Institute, Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City for 10 years. She then transitioned to drug development operations managing and executing Phase 1-3 trials.


For the past 12 years, she has been involved in early development clinical research, working for Regeneron, Quintiles, Elan, PPD, Johnson & Johnson, and Nektar Therapeutics working in key roles.  A talented professional who combines clinical operations with quality management . Excels in developing innovative risk ranking strategies by focusing on the big picture often identifies program risks and quality remediation plans, while maintaining enrollment and meeting regulatory timelines.


Debbie currently is a consultant specializing in GCP/ICH compliance and patient recruitment strategies.  An industry thought leader, speaker at Proventa International – Clinical Operations Strategy Meeting, San Francisco, and Lead a Speaker series on social media and patient recruitment strategies at the MAGI Clinical Research Conference in Los Vegas.  She authored the chapter on Minimizing trial costs by Accelerating/Improving Enrollment/Retention for a published text book ‘Global Clinical Trials for Alzheimer’s Disease’.


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