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Tim Mackey

Director / Associate Professor, Department of Healthcare Research and Policy
UC San Diego - Extension / UC San Diego - School of Medicine

Type of Company:
Academic Institution
Professional Degrees: BA/BS, MA, PhD

Bio: Tim Ken Mackey is an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Global Public Health at UC San Diego School of Medicine, the Director of Healthcare Research and Policy at UC San Diego - Extension, and the Director of the Global Health Policy Institute. In addition to his academic appointments, he is also the CEO and Co-Founder of S-3 Research, a healthcare big data and machine learning startup that was first created after receiving a startup award from the National Institutes of Health. Prof. Mackey is the author of over 140 publications and his research has been featured in high-impact journals such as Science, JAMA, Nature Biotechnology, the Lancet, Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology, Clinical Microbiology Reviews, and BMC Medicine. His research and expertise has also been featured in major news outlets such as CNN, NPR, the Wall Street Journal, WIRED, and Bloomberg. He also has extensive professional experience including over 10 years experience in the private sector and acting as a consultant for the World Health Organization, the US Department of Justice, US Department of State and others. He currently teaches courses at UCSD School of Medicine, UCSD Rady School of Management, and in the UCSD Global Health Program. His multidisciplinary work focuses on technology (including big data, machine learning and blockchain), health policy, global governance, and global public health.

Robert Matheis

President and CEO
CMPP Certified: (2/2009)

Bio: Dr. Matheis has a long tenure within scientific and medical communications and has been an integral part of ISMPP for more than a decade. He joined ISMPP in July of 2019 from his role as the Executive Director and Head of Global Scientific Communications at Celgene Corporation. Previously, he was Senior Director of Evidence Based Medical Communications at Sanofi. Rob began his ISMPP journey as inaugural Chair of the ISMPP Credentialing Board of Trustees, with oversight of examination development and establishment of credentialing criteria. He also served as the 7th President of the ISMPP Board of Trustees. During his tenure, Rob was an influential champion for transitioning ISMPP governance to a permanent board-appointed President and CEO. Most recently, Rob has been Chair of the ISMPP Global Transparency and Trends Committee and a Workstream Lead for the ISMPP Authorship Selection Best Practices Task Force. His professional interests include establishing the value proposition for medical affairs and enriching the role of medical publication professionals to include medical communication capabilities. Dr. Matheis is a licensed clinical psychologist with specializations in behavioral statistics, neuropsychology, and organizational psychology. He is well-published with an extensive bibliography covering brain and spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, and alternative medicine. Outside of work, Rob enjoys spending time with his family, staying active, and volunteering with various community organizations.

Gordon Muir-Jones

Porterhouse Medical US

Type of Company:
Communications Agency
Professional Degrees: BA/BS, CMPP
CMPP Certified: (9/2009)

Bio: For over 30 years, Gordon has been directly involved in the development and implementation of global and domestic medical communication plans, with education, publication, training and advocacy components. With particular expertise in publication planning, he is a Charter Member and active committee member of ISMPP. Gordon established a US office for the Porterhouse Medical Group at the end of 2017, having previously led the US operation of another global medical communications consultancy since 2004.

Mukund Nori

Senior Medical Writer
rareLife solution

Type of Company:
Communications Agency
Professional Degrees: CMPP, MBA, PhD
CMPP Certified: (9/2009)

Bio: Mukund Nori, PhD, MBA, ISMPP CMPP is currently the Chair of the ISMPP Ethics and Standards Committee, a position he has held for the past few years. Mukund keeps himself well informed on the current status of publications guidelines, legal issues, public and government data disclosure sites, etc., and shares his expertise with his colleagues through internal training programs. He is dedicated to promoting best practices, ethics, and transparency in all aspects of medical publications. Specifically, over the past several years, he has led educational presentations and discussions at ISMPP Annual Meetings and various pharmaceutical companies on the issues and potential solutions pertaining to authorship, data disclosure and transparency, and other matters of ethics in publication practice that go beyond the written guidelines.