As the head of ARA’s Programming team, Carol is responsible for planning and implementing process improvements that utilize SAS, SAS macros and other available technologies to maximize the efficiently of all programmers. She works across departments to determine where programmers can help increase overall project team efficiency, from generating complex database edit check listings to generating table output that is “drop-in ready” for medical writers. In these roles, she ensures that programming project timelines are met, performs project-related programming with an emphasis on figures, ad-hoc and project management-related tasks, mentors less experienced programmers, and provides input on programming time and resource estimates.
Carol has over 20 years of SAS programming experience in the pharmaceutical industry, working on the earliest phase clinical trials through leading large project teams working on complex US and EU submissions, three of which led to regulatory approvals. In addition to her extensive clinical trial experience, Carol spent over 5 years leading a team that focused on support for Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) tasks, including Knowledge, Attitude, and Behavior (KAB) surveys.
In addition to her work at ARA, Carol has been an adjunct faculty member in Thomas Jefferson University’s SAS Programming certification program since 1998, is actively involved with the annual PharmaSUG conference, and co-authored the book Validating Clinical Trials Data Reporting with SAS®, one of the first books on how to use SAS effectively for clinical trials programming.
Carol holds a B.A. in Psychology from The College of New Jersey. Outside of work, Carol enjoys riding her horses, fussing with her cats, making jewelry, and traveling with her husband.