Meet Eric D. Perakslis, Ph.D., Chief Information Officer and Chief Scientist (Informatics)
Eric is currently Chief Information Officer and Chief Scientist (Informatics) at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. In this new role, Eric is responsible for modernizing and enhancing the IT capabilities as well as the in silico scientific capabilities at FDA.
Prior to FDA, Eric was Senior Vice President of R&D Information Technology at Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceuticals R&D and was a member of the Corporate Office of Science and Technology. During his thirteen years at J&J, Eric also held the posts of Vice President R&D Informatics, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Director of Research Information Technology as well as assistant Director and Director of Drug Discovery Research prior to his current role. Before joining J&J, Eric was the Group leader of Scientific Computing at ArQule Inc. and he began his professional career with the Army Corps of Engineers.
Eric has a Ph.D. in chemical and biochemical engineering from Drexel University and also holds B.S.Che and M.S. degrees in chemical engineering. Eric’s current research interests are enterprise knowledge management, patient stratification, healthcare IT and translational informatics with the specific focus precompetitive data sharing, and open source systems globalization.
Eric is a late-stage kidney cancer survivor and an avid patient advocate. He has served as the Chairman of the Survivor Advisory Board at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey and as the Chief Information Officer of the King Hussein Institute for Biotechnology and Cancer in Amman, Jordan. Eric has also worked extensively with the Lance Armstrong Foundation, the Kidney Cancer Association, the Scientist < — > Survivor program of the American Association for Cancer Research, OneMind4Research and several other top non-profit disease-based organizations to further their domestic and international agendas.
Eric’s personal interests include sailboat racing, back-country snowboarding, rock climbing, cycling, running marathons and operating his family vineyard and winery. Eric lives in Doylestown, Bucks County Pennsylvania with his wife Lisa Gail and 10-year-old daughter Sammy.