Discover this year’s Thought Leaders!


Alexander Bragat

Director – NYU Langone Medical Center

Alexander Bragat currently serves as director of DataCore, an NYU Langone Medical Center resource that provides services in clinical research data management, extraction, analysis and other areas. In this role, Mr. Bragat ensures that the NYU Langone clinical research community has access to best practices, expertise, processes and software compliant with regulatory requirements, as well as data from NYU Langone’s clinical systems (subject to appropriate regulatory controls). Prior to this position, he served as director of data management at Amicus Therapeutics for six years. He also gained extensive experience as a scientist in clinical biomarker validation, pharmacodynamics, and pharmacokinetics at Bristol-Myers Squibb for 11 years. Mr. Bragat holds a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Fordham University. He is member of the Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC) and voting member of the CDISC Advisory Council, as well as a member of the Society for Clinical Data Management (SDCM).


Debra Jendrasek

Vice President, Strategic Development Partner – Chiltern International

Deb Jendrasek is Vice President, Strategic Development Partner at Chiltern International. Deb has held several different positions within Chiltern over the past 10 years. Most recently, she was responsible for leading the global data management & data technologies & programming teams to help leverage data technologies and processes to improve clinical trial quality, efficiency and outcomes.
She is an experienced Biometrics Manager with more than 20 years in the clinical trial industry and has spearheaded many paper to EDC transitions. She continues to champion technology enhancements for Chiltern and their clients in her current role.
Deb holds a degree in Computer Information Systems from Bentley College, Waltham, MA.


Derek Perrin

Senior Director, Clinical Data Management – Astellas Pharma

Derek Perrin has over 25 years of experience in the field of pharmaceutical research. He has spent the majority of his career focused on Clinical Data Management. He is currently the Head of Clinical Data Management at Astellas, where he leads the activities of the U.S. and European DM teams. Prior to joining Astellas, Derek worked for both Pfizer and Eli Lilly & Company in data management roles of increasing responsibility and support for multiple Therapeutic Areas of clinical research.
An active supporter of the Society for Clinical Data Management, Derek first joined the SCDM Board of Trustees in 2005 for a three year term. He returned to board service in 2012 as a Trustee. He was selected to Chair SCDM’s board in 2015 for a one year term.
Derek holds of Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Leadership from Purdue University, and he is proud to be a Certified Clinical Data Manager (CCDM™).