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Dr. Jordan Warford is the Senior Director of Research for Nova Scotia Health, where he leads a team of 530 research professionals who support over 1500 clinical research studies that have an enrollment of 17,500 patients from around the province at any one time. A leader in healthcare administration and innovative discovery science, Jordan’s approach to strengthening our research ecosystem has resulted in tactical strategies that improve processes and position teams for maximum impact across Nova Scotia. Grounded in a background of translational neuroscience, Jordan is focused on the integration of research into the continuum of care through clinical trials. He has extensive policy experience spanning provincial post-secondary program evaluation committees, contract research organizations, patient advocacy groups, and many non-profits. He is presently on the Board of Directors for the ALS Society of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.
Jordan’s experience with intergovernmental affairs has supported the launch of Atlantic Canada’s first clinical trials network resulting in a new front door for industry in the region. He is a certified health executive with the Canadian College of Health Leaders, a Project Management Professional, and holds both a MSc (Pharmacology & Neuroscience) and PhD (Pathology) from Dalhousie University.