Sudip S. Parikh, PhD
Sudip Parikh is the Chief Executive Officer for the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Prior to AAAS, he was Managing Director of DIA Americas and Senior Vice President of DIA Global, an international neutral forum and knowledge manager that empowers its members from stakeholders across the healthcare product development ecosystem to bring safe and effective treatments to patients around the world. He led DIA’s activities in the Americas, was a member of the Global Executive Committee, and chaired the board of DIA Learning. He led the transformation of DIA Americas into an essential partner for its members.
Dr. Parikh is an active board member of several impactful health and science policy organizations, including Research America, the Friends of Cancer Research, the Ohio State University Food Innovation Center, and the NIH NCATS Programmatic Consultation Committee.
Prior to joining DIA, Sudip was General Manager of the Health & Consumer Solutions Business Unit and Vice President at Battelle, a multi-billion dollar research & development organization. In this role, he led a business unit composed of multidisciplinary teams of scientific, technical, and business development professionals.
Previously, Dr. Parikh led Battelle’s global AgriFood Business Unit. Based in London and Geneva, this business unit provides research and development services to the AgriFood industry from laboratories throughout the United States and Europe.
Prior to Battelle, Dr. Parikh served as Science Advisor and Professional Staff to the United States Senate Appropriations Committee where he was responsible for negotiating budgets for the National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, BARDA and other agencies. In that role, he was a senior liaison to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, universities, research centers and hospitals. As Senator Arlen Specter’s aide on biomedical research, Sudip was on the frontlines of doubling the NIH budget between 1998 and 2003, providing NIH with $10 billion in the stimulus package of 2009, and ensuring emergency funding for FDA when it experienced a shortfall in 2006.
Early in his career, Dr. Parikh was a Presidential Management Intern at the NIH. He was awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship while earning his Ph.D. in Macromolecular Structure and Chemistry from The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA. He earned his B.S. in Materials Applied Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.