Advisory Board

Donna R. Cryer, J.D.

Donna R. Cryer, J.D. is chief executive officer of CryerHealth, a healthcare consultancy based in Washington, DC, providing advocacy and alliance development expertise to top pharmaceutical, biotech, and diagnostic companies, as well as the largest patient and physician associations in the United States and abroad. She is dedicated to ensuring that the voices and views of patients and physicians are heard in healthcare decision making.
Donna’s clinical trial experience includes creating the multicultural recruitment program for Matthews Media Group, a clinical trial recruitment firm now part of the Omnicom Group. Her clinical trial and multicultural health clients include deCODE genetics of Iceland, Boehringer Ingelheim, the Association of Black Cardiologists, the National Medical Association/W. Monague Cobb Health Policy Institute, and the National Minority Quality Forum.
A liver transplant recipient, Donna has been named to a five year term as a Patient Representative to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and elected as the 1st patient to be chair of the board of the American Liver Foundation. She serves as an advisor to the Institute for Patient-Centered Design and has spoken on the topic of E-patients at the National Institutes of Health, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Academy of Nursing, World Health Innovation and Technology Conference, and Princeton Medical Center.
An alumna of Harvard and Georgetown Law, she has been featured on CNN, Fox News, CBS Evening News, and NBC News. She serves on the advisory committee for the Women’s Health Institute at Howard University, the board of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association, and is a member of the Women Business Leaders of the U.S. Health Care Industry Foundation, the American Society of Association Executives, and the Virginia State Bar.
Watch Donna Cryer on the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association, Donna Cryer, CEO, Cryer Health; ePatient | Digital Health Summer Summit 2013, Donna Cryer Describes Patient Centered Drug Discovery at CanLiv Research Symposium, and Donna Cryer: Keeping Patients in Perspective. Read her LinkedIn profile. Follow her Twitter feed.