Allan Coukell

Allan Coukell
Allan Coukell
Senior Director
Health Programs
The Pew Charitable Trusts


Allan Coukell is senior director of drugs and medical devices, overseeing Pew’s initiatives related to drug and medical device innovation and safety, medical conflicts of interest, the pharmaceutical supply chain, pharmacy compounding, antibiotics, prescription drug abuse, the Food and Drug Administration, and specialty drugs, and other efforts related to health costs and care delivery.

Before joining Pew, he practiced as a clinical pharmacist in oncology at the London (Ontario) Health Sciences Center and the Ontario Regional Cancer Center, served as a senior medical writer and editor with the medical journal publisher Adis International, and covered health and science as a reporter and producer for WBUR (NPR) in Boston and Radio New Zealand.

He is vice chair of the Medical Device Innovation Consortium and a board member of the Reagan-Udall Foundation for the FDA. He served as a consumer representative on the FDA’s Cardiovascular and Renal Drugs Advisory Committee.

Recent Work