Dr. Jeffrey A. Cooper is the former Vice President, Process & Strategic Improvement at WCG. He retired from WCG in 2021.
Dr. Cooper is a physician trained in pediatrics, pediatric pulmonary disease, and nuclear medicine. During his academic career, Dr. Cooper was a basic science investigator, clinical investigator, IRB chair, and hospital administrator. He left medical practice in 2002 to help start the Association for Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs, Inc. (AAHRPP) where he was responsible for the development and operation of the accreditation process. Prior to that, Dr. Cooper was associate medical director at Albany Medical Center where he was responsible for utilization management and quality improvement.
At WCG, Dr. Cooper specialized in combining his management and regulatory experience to create systems that promote clinical research while meeting regulatory requirements and high ethical standards.
Dr. Cooper received his undergraduate training at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and obtained his medical degree from Albany Medical College, and a Masters in Medical Management from H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management at Carnegie Mellon University. He trained in pediatrics at the University of Iowa and in nuclear medicine and pediatric pulmonology at Albany Medical Center. He is board certified in pediatrics and nuclear medicine. After completing his post-graduate training, Dr. Cooper studied pulmonary physiology under a National Research Service Award, after which he became active in the ethics and regulation of clinical research.