Patricia Hurley, MSc, CPHQ,is the Director of Strategic Research Initiatives in the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Center for Research and Analytics. Patricia leads several ASCO Research Committee strategic initiatives to advance and improve oncology clinical research and ensure patients have equitable access to quality clinical trials. She is also the staff lead for ASCO’s Research Community Forum, which is a solution-oriented initiative to address clinical trial site challenges with conducting and managing clinical trials. Patricia represents ASCO on a variety of multi-stakeholder collaborations to advance clinical trials and is on working groups for the Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative (CTTI), American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), and Outcome Measures in Rheumatology Clinical Trials (OMERACT). She is currently serving a second term on the Board of Directors for the Sjogren’s Foundation. Patricia has a master’s degree in health research methodology from McMaster University’s Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics Department in Ontario, Canada. Her expertise is in research methodology, measurement design and evaluation, research operations, and data management. Patricia’s career reflects her commitment to research, evidence-based quality health care, and advocacy in a variety of areas, including oncology, rheumatology, pediatric rehabilitation, and child and maternal health.