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Jerika Acosta

Director of Clinical Operations
Positions & Honors
Contributions to Science
Additional Information
Originally From:
North Palm Beach, Florida
Fun Fact:
Jerika loves fast cars

Mrs. Acosta currently serves as the Director of Clinical Operations at Proxima Clinical Research, Inc.  Proxima is a contract research organization focusing on assisting emerging pharmaceutical and medical device companies in clinical product development. Prior to joining the Proxima team, Jerika served as the Senior Director of Clinical Operations for a CRO where she was tasked with developing the clinical operations infrastructure as well as heading the Project Management, Data Management, Biostatistics, Monitoring, and Project Support departments.

She has worked in CRO, pharma, and academic environments, including operational oversight of multi-therapeutic global programs leading to successful regulatory submissions and product launches for multiple leading organizations. Using her scientific training and industry knowledge to support various projects in clinical development, safety, medical writing, and regulatory, Jerika has designed, managed, and executed a large number of clinical trials worldwide.


Rutgers University: Pharmacy, B.S.

Positions & Honors

Proxima Clinical Research, Inc., Houston, Texas
Director of Clinical Operations

MEDIcept, Ashland, Massachusetts
Senior Director of Clinical Operations

ACMP, Acton, Massachusetts
Director of Clinical Operations

Parexel, Billerica, Massachusetts
Global Senior Project Leader

Celerion, Lincoln, Nebraska
Director of Clinical Operations

Parexel, Billerica, Massachusetts
Global Senior Project Leader

Contributions to Science

Mrs. Acosta has played an important role in the development of the following medical products:

  1. Drug- Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)
  2. Drug- Diabetes
  3. Drug- FLT2-Positive Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)
  4. Drug- Hepatitis
  5. Drug- Hepatocellular Carcinoma
  6. Drug- Hypertension
  7. Drug- Lower Back Pain
  8. Drug- Metastatic Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma
  9. Drug- Neurological Trauma
  10. Drug- Obesity
  11. Drug- Osteoporosis
  12. Drug- Pain (CII)
  13. Drug- Pain Management
  14. Drug- Pediatric Epilepsy
  15. Drug- Psoriasis
  16. Drug- Psoriasis (Biologics)
  17. Drug- Rheumatoid Arthritis
  18. Drug- Smoking Cessation (Adolescents)
  19. Drug- Spinal Cord Injury
  20. Drug- Submental Fat (Injections)
  21. Medical Device- Antibiotic Cement-Coated Rods
  22. Medical Device- COVID-19 IVD
  23. Medical Device- COVID-19 POC
  24. Medical Device- Electrophysiology
  25. Medical Device- Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
  26. Medical Device- Gynecological Cancers
  27. Medical Device- Hand Dynamometer  
  28. Medical Device- Hypervascular Tumors
  29. Medical Device- Hypothermia in Chemo Patients
  30. Medical Device- Insomnia
  31. Medical Device- Odontoid Fractures
  32. Medical Device- Pain Management
  33. Medical Device- Sleep Apnea
  34. Medical Device- Surgical Robot
  35. Medical Device- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Additional Information

White Paper: Improving Issues in Spinal Cord Injury Trials NACTN (North American Clinical Trials Network) 2008

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