Ms. Linda Wu is an international consultant for clinical research administration and education. She also serves as a member of the institution review board (IRB) at Loma Linda University. Prior to becoming a consultant in 2015, she was the founding director of the Loma Linda University Clinical Trial Center over a 7-year period. Ms. Wu’s professional interest has been rooted in advocacy for the clinical research profession. She has spent recent years traveling to Taiwan and China to support the development of career paths for clinical research nurses, by advising hospital administration, as well as providing workshops and educational lectures. She is an active member of the International Association of Clinical Research Nurses (IACRN) and promotes international collaboration through professional organizations like IACRN.
Ms. Wu graduated from China Medical University School of Nursing in Taiwan in 1984 and received her Master of Science in Nursing from University of Minnesota in 1989. She has practiced as a registered respiratory therapist prior to becoming a clinical research nurse. She has more than 20 years of experience in the field of clinical research.
In addition to being a clinical research professional, Ms. Wu has been an advocate for people with developmental disabilities. Ms. Wu is a mother of a young adult daughter with autism spectrum disorder. Her involvement in autism advocacy includes co-chairing parent support groups, serving as a board member for autism related not-for-profit organizations, as well as volunteering for various community generated autism activities and fundraising events. In recent years, her international work has brought opportunities to extend her advocacy to China through education and professional conferences. As a mother of a child with autism, Ms. Wu believes early intervention and active advocacy are key to achieving her daughter’s potential.