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Quita Highsmith is a Pioneer at ARTIS. She currently serves as the Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer at a major biotech company. Recognizing the need to diversify clinical research back in 2017, she co-founded  Advancing Inclusive Research®, an initiative to address barriers to clinical research for underrepresented patient groups. In addition to her diversity and inclusion expertise, Quita brings nearly two decades of brand marketing, business development and a global leadership perspective from her previous leadership roles in Commercial and Government Affairs at several biotech companies. 


As a Pioneer, Quita supports the ARTIS team and portfolio with her extensive biotech background, experience in advancing inclusive research, and expertise in embedding diversity, equity and inclusion strategic initiatives into the business to drive business impact.

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Quita Highsmith


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