Derek Ansel


Derek Ansel is Executive Director, Therapeutic Strategy Lead, Rare Disease at Worldwide Clinical Trials.  Mr. Ansel has worked in clinical research for more than a decade with a focus almost exclusively in rare and pediatric diseases, including non-malignant hematology, autoimmune diseases, metabolic disorders, movement disorders, and other genetic conditions. At Worldwide, he leads and supports corporate initiatives within rare and pediatric diseases and maintains relationships with over 60 patient-focused advocacy organizations. He holds a master’s degree in Pharmacology and Toxicology from Michigan State University and is pursuing a master’s degree in Genetic Counseling from Bay Path University.