Bray Patrick-Lake

Patient Advocate | Duke Clinical Research Institute Bray Patrick-Lake on Linkedin

Ms. Patrick-Lake develops strategies to effectively engage patients, advocacy organizations, and other stakeholders in local and national research programs through DCRI's Research Together program. She is a tireless champion of patients as valued partners in research and has led extensive efforts through the Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative to incorporate patient voice into clinical trial design, conduct, oversight, and regulatory frameworks, as well as improvement of the clinical trial enterprise. In 2010, Ms. Patrick-Lake founded the Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) Research Foundation in response to the lack of definitive scientific information regarding the condition of PFO after being a patient in an aborted clinical trial. Ms. Patrick-Lake has served as a patient representative at the FDA on a variety of advisory committees and panels, in workgroups for EMA and NIH, as a guest lecturer and an external reviewer for IOM, and as a patient stakeholder or co-investigator for Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute grants. She is a member of the PCORnet Coordinating Center's Executive Leadership Committee where she develops patient engagement strategies.