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Emily Holmes, Ph.D.

Emily Holmes, Ph.D., J.D., currently serves as Senior Director of Research Compliance and Regulatory Affairs at Seattle Children’s. Prior to her role at Seattle Children’s, Holmes led compliance efforts at Scripps Research in La Jolla, CA, one of the largest biomedical research institutes in the world. From 1991 to 2019, Holmes served in various positions, including serving as a patent attorney and drafting patents on behalf of the Institute. At Scripps Research, she went on to supervise the research cores and specialize in research compliance. By the time she moved on, Holmes had moved into the role of Vice President of the Scripps Research Office of Policy, Education and Risk Administration.

In addition to her research and administration skills, Holmes has spearheaded the drafting of regulatory policy. She is registered with the US Patent and Trademark Office and is a current member of the California Bar. She is certified in healthcare research compliance (CHRC).