Chief Operating Officer
Christina Hughes is the Chief Operating Officer of Medrio. Christina has extensive experience in the clinical trials industry focused on delivering high-quality solutions through the innovative use of technology. Prior to joining Medrio, she excelled in streamlining operations and increasing efficiencies in the global clinical trial industry. With more than 25 years of clinical trials experience, she held increasingly prominent positions at Bracket (now Signant Health), AiCure, and ERT where she was responsible for global operations across multiple business lines. Christina was named one of the PharmaVOICE 100 Most Inspiring People in the Life Sciences industry in 2016.
After receiving her BS in Biology from Yale University, where she also played women’s varsity softball and won the Ivy League Championship, she went on to receive an MBA in Finance and Health Care Management from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
At Medrio, Christina oversees the operations involved in delivering high-quality and on-time studies to our clients so they can confidently make real-time decisions about whether to bring lifesaving or life-enhancing drugs to the market. Christina and her team ensure all actions are proactively communicated, coordinated, and executed because they believe in serving as a trusted partner to their clients. Ultimately, however, Christina strives to preserve the patient at the center of the life sciences ecosystem through the delivery of Medrio’s cutting-edge solutions.
A daily exerciser, she has now marked Triathlon off of her bucket list (twice) and also completed the MS100 City to Shore bike ride two years in a row, in honor of her college roommate with MS. Christina also loves to cook and her husband and three kids are the beneficiaries of her home-cooked meals every night. In addition to being globetrotting travelers—her kids have had passports since they were four months old and have stamps to Sri Lanka, Zambia, Kenya, Costa Rica, and Europe—the entire family is crazy about soccer. One of their favorite things to do together (pre-pandemic) is watching Philadelphia Union games live.
Guilty Pleasure Food: Peanut M&M’s
Favorite App: Polar Flow (syncs with her Polar watch)
Favorite Holiday: Thanksgiving