Amanda Parrish, PhD
Director of Regulatory Affairs and Quality
Duke University School of Medicine
Amanda Parrish, PhD, RAC is the Director of Regulatory Affairs and Quality in the Office of Regulatory Affairs and Quality (ORAQ) within the Duke University School of Medicine. In this role, Dr. Parrish oversees a team of Regulatory and Quality professionals who provide guidance on FDA regulations for product development, clinical trials research, and manufacturing at Duke. Additionally, she manages the implementation of new educational, operational, and collaborative initiatives within ORAQ.
After receiving her undergraduate degree in biology from Emory University, Dr. Parrish worked two years in a laboratory performing prostate cancer research. She came to Duke University in 2004 to conduct her graduate research studies, where she obtained a PhD in Molecular Cancer Biology with a certificate in Cell and Molecular Biology. Her graduate research focused on regulation of the apoptotic cell death process. Following a short post-doc in her graduate lab and an internship with the Duke Translational Medicine Institute (DTMI) Regulatory Affairs office, in 2010, she moved into a role as a Regulatory Affairs Scientist at Duke University. Dr. Parrish holds the US Regulatory Affairs Certification (RAC) from the Regulatory Affairs Professional Society.