Allan Coukell, BScPharm
Allan Coukell, BScPharm, is Senior Vice President of Public Policy at Civica, a non-profit manufacturer of essential medicines established by health systems to address drug shortages. Previously, he was Senior Director of Health Programs at the Pew Charitable Trusts, an independent nonprofit research and public policy organization, where he led initiatives related to FDA, drug, and medical device innovation and safety, the pharmaceutical supply chain, food safety and nutrition, medical conflicts-of-interest, opioid use disorder, improving end-of-life care, prescription drug spending, antimicrobial resistance, and public health. He trained in pharmacy and practiced as a clinical pharmacist in oncology at the London Health Sciences Center and Ontario Regional Cancer Center; served as Senior Medical Writer and Editor with the medical journal publisher Adis International (a Wolters Kluwer company); and covered health and science as a reporter and producer for WBUR (NPR) in Boston and at Radio New Zealand. He was a founding Board member and vice chair of the Medical Device Innovation Consortium, a public-private partnership, and previously served as consumer representative on the FDA’s Cardiovascular and Renal Drugs Advisory Committee.
Mr. Coukell joined the Reagan-Udall Foundation for the FDA Board of Directors in 2013.