Anand Merchant

Anand Merchant is the Associate Director, Clinical Information Sciences, supporting Late Oncology studies at AstraZeneca. He has over two decades of experience spanning areas of cancer and clinical research, bioinformatics, and scientific project management. His work with multidisciplinary teams has yielded impactful collaborative projects in both academia and government environments. He leverages all his learnings to improve the patient journey by helping design innovative clinical trials that are adaptive to the emergent challenges of our times. In his current role, some of the key responsibilities are to implement novel approaches and create interactive visualizations that systematically harness evidence from the vast array of literature and database resources. These evidence-based analytics provide scientific intelligence that support critical design assumptions, evaluation of technical aspects, assessment of benefit-risk profiles, and maximizes opportunities to ensure enrollment of a diverse and inclusive patient population relevant to the study.


Anand Merchant holds a medical degree, a Masters in Biomedical Informatics from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (now a part of Rutgers University), and a Doctoral degree in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Connecticut Health Center.