Allan Coukell, BScPharm

Allan Coukell, BScPharm, is Senior Director of Health Programs at the Pew Charitable Trusts, an independent nonprofit research and public policy organization, where he oversees initiatives related to FDA, drug and medical device innovation and safety, the pharmaceutical supply chain, food safety and nutrition, medical conflicts-of-interest, substance abuse, improving end-of-life-care, prescription drug spending, antimicrobial resistance and public health. Prior to joining Pew, he practiced as a clinical pharmacist in oncology at the London Health Sciences Center and Ontario Regional Cancer Center; served as a 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 Radio New Zealand. He is the 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.