Cherié Butts, PhD

May 25, 2021

Cherié Butts, PhD is Medical Director and Head of Clinical Assessments – Digital & Quantitative Medicine at Biogen (Cambridge, MA). She obtained undergraduate and graduate degrees from The Johns Hopkins University.  Her pre-doctoral studies at University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center characterized immune responses in ovarian cancer patients and postdoctoral studies at National Institutes of Health examined neuroendocrine regulation of immunity. She continued research at US Food & Drug Administration, taking on additional responsibilities of evaluating drug applications.  At Biogen, she is responsible for clinical trials and the use of tools for better understanding disease biology, reducing trial burden, and ensuring trials better represent all afflicted with disease

She is passionate about the furtherance of biomedical research and works with professional societies, scientific/professional development organizations, and biomedical research institutions. She currently serves on the Leadership Board of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Board of Directors of Keystone Symposia; Board of Trustees at Salem State University; Council of the Society of Leukocyte Biology; Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative Scientific Advisory Board; American Association of Immunologists Committee on Public Affairs; Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Finance Committee and Taskforce on Emerging Issues/Revenue Opportunities (chair); and is Adjunct Professor at University of Maryland.  

Cherie Butts, PhD is employed with Biogen and receives a salary from the company. However, she will not be discussing the business lines or products of her employer in the context of this educational activity

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