Maribel Salas, MD, MSc, DSc, FACP, FISPE is Executive Medical Director and Head of Epidemiology and Cardiovascular Therapeutic Area, Daiichi Sankyo Inc., and Adjunct Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Salas is a medical doctor and epidemiologist with degrees and experience in Medicine, Outcomes Research, Epidemiology, Clinical Epidemiology and Pharmacoepidemiology. Prior to that she held senior positions at Merck, Pfizer, and AstraZeneca. She is an active member of the International Society of Pharmacoepidemiology, supporting the Global Development Committee in Latin American and African regions. She previously served on the faculty of University of Alabama at Birmingham, Department of Preventive Medicine and School of Public Health and has been involved in health outreach to immigrant communities. Dr. Salas is the recipient of federal grants, and author on more than 50 peer reviewed scientific articles.