Donna Cryer

Donna R. Cryer, JD

President & CEO

Global Liver Institute

Donna R. Cryer, JD, has channeled her personal experience as an IBD and liver transplant patient into professional advocacy as president and chief executive officer of the Global Liver Institute, the innovation and collaboration platform for liver health.

For more than a decade Mrs. Cryer led CryerHealth, a healthcare consulting firm she founded, providing strategic counsel to top biopharmaceutical companies, patient advocacy organizations, and emerging technology firms on patient engagement in health information technology, drug discovery, and clinical decision making.  She is a frequent speaker on the topic of patient-centeredness and patient engagement in healthcare transformation.

Mrs. Cryer serves on the Executive Committee of the People-Centered Research Foundation, the Boards of Directors of the Society for Participatory Medicine and the Personalized Medicine Coalition, as a patient representative to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the ABIM Gastroenterology Specialty Board.   Mrs. Cryer’s community service also includes roles on the Boards of Trustees of Sibley Memorial Hospital/Johns Hopkins Medicine and The Taft School. 

Mrs. Cryer has been named one of the Top Blacks in Healthcare by the Milken Institute at GW School of Public Health and, one of the Top 10 Patients Who Make An Impact by Health 2.0 and one of PharmaVoice’s 100 Most Inspiring People.

Mrs. Cryer received an undergraduate degree from Harvard/Radcliffe Colleges and a Juris Doctorate from the Georgetown University Law Center.