Bray Patrick-Lake


Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative at Duke University, Durham, NC
Stakeholder Engagement and Sustainability Committee Member, MDEpiNet


Ms. Patrick-Lake is the Director of Stakeholder Engagement at Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative and the Director of Patient Engagement  at Duke CTSA. These programs support efforts to actively engage participant partners in Duke research programs, as well as patient advocacy organizations and other stakeholders in CTTI efforts to improve clinical trials. She implements strategies to enhance awareness of Duke CTSA and CTTI’s work, particularly with patient advocates, and extend its impact by working in partnership with the patient advocacy community on research design and conduct and improvement of the clinical trial enterprise. 

In 2010, Ms. Patrick-Lake founded the PFO Research Foundation in response to the lack of definitive scientific information regarding the condition of patent foramen ovale (PFO) after being a patient in an aborted clinical trial. Ms. Patrick-Lake has served as a patient representative at the FDA on a variety of advisory committees and panels, in workgroups for EMA and NIH, as a guest lecturer and an external reviewer for IOM, and as a patient stakeholder or co-investigator for AHRQ and PCORI grants. She is a member of the PCORnet Coordinating Center’s Executive Leadership Committee where she develops patient engagement strategies, MDEpiNet’s National Medical Device Registry Task Force, MDIC’s Patient-centered Benefit-Risk Steering Committee, ACC Foundation’s Patient-centered Care (PC3) Shared Decision Making Workgroup, DIA’s Patient Fellowship Selection Committee, TVT Registry Stakeholder Advisory Committee, and is a board member for the Alliance for Headache Disorders Advocacy. She holds a BS in zoology from University of Georgia and a Master of Forensic Sciences degree from National University in La Jolla, CA.