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Joan Affleck

Merck & Co., Inc.
Executive Director, Head of Medical Writing
Joan Affleck is an Executive Director and Head of Medical Writing at Merck where she built an industry-leading team to support the company’s innovative and science-driven pipeline. In this new environment she has had support to enable her game-changing work in the management of clinical information and focused authoring. Joan has 20 years of experience in the biopharma industry. She served as an advisor to the TransCelerate Common Protocol Template Initiative and as a core team member of its Covid-19 - Clinical Trial Planning & Reporting Catastrophic Disruption working group. She is a Columbia University Lang Center Innovation Fellow and a member of the University of Virginia Darden School of Business Leadership Communication Council.