Michelle Crouthamel
Head of Digital Science / Managing Director, AbbVie


DissertationThe Rise of Patient Centricity in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Michelle Crouthamel is the managing director of the Clinical Innovation Unit at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). Michelle’s passion for driving patient-centricity in the pharmaceutical industry led her to become an ‘Intrapreneur’ at GSK, and the founding member of the Clinical Innovation Unit, which focuses on harnessing digital technologies and platforms to improve patient engagement and clinical trials. Michelle is currently leading the strategy and pilot programs of e-Recruitment and m-Health platforms, and is involved in the industry-wide consortium, TransCelerate, an eSource work stream. Over past 15 years, Michelle led many successful programs in discovery and development at both Merck and GSK, is an inventor who holds multiple patents, and has published extensively in the areas of Neuroscience, Oncology, and Digital Health.

Michelle has a Master’s degree from the Institute of Neuroscience, a DBA from the Fox School of Business, and a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from the National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan.