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Principal Scientist and Digital Health Portfolio Lead
Dr. Marissa Dockendorf is a Principal Scientist and Digital Health Portfolio Lead in the Global Digital Analytics and Technologies group at Merck Research Laboratories. She’s worked in the pharmaceutical industry for 14 yrs and at Merck for 10 of those years with background in pharmacokinetics and PK/PD modeling. She’s participated in many crossfunctional drug development teams and provided pharmacokinetic and pharmacometric expertise and scientific oversight for a number of discovery, early, and late stage drug development programs across multiple therapeutic areas, with particular focus in the areas of cardiovascular disease, neuroscience, and ophthalmics. She plays a critical role in innovation projects at Merck Research Laboratories aimed at transforming the way clinical trials are conducted, including use of emerging technologies and use of outpatient sampling in clinical trials. In her current role as Digital Health Portfolio Lead, she works with project teams to develop and implement strategic plans for use of digital health solutions in clinical programs to address key drug development questions. Marissa received her B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology and her M.S. in Biomedical Engineering and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Florida.