Carmen Aldinger, PhD, MPH, PMP, joined the MRCT Center in October 2014 as Program Manager, and assumed the role of Administrative and Training Manager in July 2017 and the role of Senior Administrative and Training Manager in October 2020. She provides managerial oversight for the MRCT Center capacity building initiatives for Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and Multi-Regional Clinical Trials (MRCT) and for several capacity building projects, including core competencies for clinical researchers, and virtual trainings for clinical research design and conduct. She also manages events and conferences, including meetings of the executive and steering committee, external advisory board, annual meeting, and other operational and procedural aspects of the MRCT Center.
Dr. Aldinger has 25 years experience in global health, including project management and leadership, materials development and capacity building, monitoring and evaluation, collaboration and coordination. Prior to coming to the MRCT Center, she has worked as a Project Director and Associate Center Director at Education Development Center’s Health and Human Development Division, Global Programs, co-directed the World Health Organization Collaborating Center to Promote Health through Schools and Communities, and subsequently worked as an independent consultant for United Nations agencies and non-profit organizations. Dr. Aldinger has a Ph.D. in Educational Studies from Lesley University, a Master of Public Health in international health from Yale University, and a Bachelor’s degree in health education from Towson University. Since November 2017, she is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).