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Sylva Collins

Director, Office of Biostatistics, OTS, CDER
Dr. Collins is the Director of the Office of Biostatistics, OTS/CDER/FDA. Prior to joining the FDA in August 2019, she has spent more than 30 years leading large global biometrics organizations and has contributed to dozens of successful regulatory submissions in multiple jurisdictions. She pioneered the large-scale deployment of electronic data capture at multiple companies including Bayer and Novartis. She implemented standardization of biometrics systems and processes for large pharma organizations to allow near simultaneous regulatory submissions globally. Sylva received her B.S. in Mathematics from the American University of Beirut, M.A. and Ph.D. in Statistics from Boston University, and M.S. in Computer Science from NYU.