Leigh Zisko, MPh, is the Co-Director of Trial Recruitment and Study Solutions for the Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation (GAP). As such, she works with the GAP-Network of 70+ sites to implement clinical trials programs and enhance recruitment tactics to ensure expedited enrollment into studies. In addition to her work for the Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation, Leigh currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Black Health Care Coalition, a non-profit organization working to eliminate health disparities through advocacy, access to health care, and health promotion.
Prior to her work with GAP, she had the opportunity to gain research experience in private, academic and hospital-based settings. Leigh worked as a Research Assistant at the University of Illinois – Chicago and the Women’s Interagency HIV Study (WIHS), a Research Coordinator at the Department of Veterans Affairs (CADRE Division), and a Regulatory Affairs Coordinator at Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, where she became the Clinical Trials Senior Manager in 2015 overseeing the Alzheimer’s clinical trial portfolio.
Leigh has done research in a variety of different fields including mental health, HIV/AIDS, developmental disabilities and Alzheimer’s disease. She has a breadth of experience in clinical trial implementation from the research site’s perspective, including trial start-up and execution, recruitment initiatives, process effectiveness and ICH, FDA, and HIPAA compliance.
Leigh has a Master’s in Public Health from the University of Illinois-Chicago and a Bachelor’s in Communication Studies from the University of Iowa. She has been a member of the Society of Clinical Research Associates (SOCRA) since 2014 and is a Certified Clinical Research Professional (CCRP).