Mark Skinner is President and CEO of the Institute for Policy Advancement Ltd, a global health company specialized in patient-centered outcomes research. He is also Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence and Impact at McMaster University. He led both national and international patient organizations including the World Federation of Hemophilia and National Hemophilia Foundation. He is the principal investigator for the Patient Reported Outcomes Burdens and Experiences (PROBE) study, a global research project to enhance the direct patient voice in healthcare decision-making. He holds numerous roles as an advisor on critical blood safety and supply matters including serving on the US Health and Human Services Advisory Committee on Blood and Tissue Safety and Availability. Previously, he was Vice President State Programs at the American Insurance Association and Administrative Assistant/Chief of Staff to the Speaker of the Kansas House of Representatives. He holds degrees in Public and Business Administration from Kansas State University and JD from Washburn University School of Law.