Caroline Donovan Patient Engagement

Leadership & Board › Caroline Donovan

Caroline Donovan is the Director of Patient Engagement for Lupus Therapeutics and Lupus Research Alliance. For the past 10+ years, Caroline has worked in patient engagement and education in various capacities. At LRA/LT, she ensures that the patient voice is central to all programs, activities, and projects undertaken by the organization. In addition, she works with external partners, such as pharmaceutical companies to incorporate the patient voice in the drug development process. Caroline also designed and implemented our Patient Advocates for Lupus Studies (PALS) program, a peer education and support program co-designed with individuals living with lupus to increase awareness and knowledge about clinical trials among the lupus population.

Prior to joining Lupus Therapeutics, Caroline worked primarily in oncology, beginning at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center where she worked in Phase I oncology clinics, moving on to cancer education and prevention. She brings this patient experience to her work as Director of Patient Engagement.

Caroline holds a BA in History and Anthropology from the University of Virginia and a Master’s in Public Health from the Columbia Mailman School of Public Health, with a focus on the Social Determinants of Health.