Charlotte Jones-Burton

Charlotte Jones-Burton, M.D., M.S.

Cardiovascular Development Team Lead

Innovative Medicines


Charlotte is responsible for leading clinical trial development for cardiovascular.


Charlotte has spent nearly a decade in the pharmaceutical industry leading clinical trial development for multiple medicines across various disease areas including cardiovascular diseases and kidney transplantation. She also serves on the faculty of Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.  Charlotte earned a medical degree and Master of Science degree in Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, with a concentration in Clinical Research, from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Charlotte’s postgraduate training included an internal medicine residency and a nephrology fellowship at the University of Maryland Medical Systems.


Charlotte is active in numerous professional associations and organizations, including the American Heart Association. In 2015, Charlotte co-founded Women of Color in Pharma, a non-profit organization focused on transforming the pharmaceutical landscape with women of color. As its president, Charlotte has helped grow the organization to include a worldwide network with chapters launching in the US and EU. 

Interests and Expertise

Charlotte was born in a small rural town in Arkansas of just 18,000 people.  Today, she lives in NJ with her husband of 22 years, their teenage son and two Golden Doodles.  She enjoys traveling and participating in fitness activities to promote health and wellness and raise money for underserved communities to improve healthcare access for all.


Throughout her medical career, Charlotte has passionately pursued research which enables the development and use of medicines that save and improve patients’ quality of life and she remains focused on the unmet medical needs of patients. She is also very passionate about diversity in clinical trials and is undertaking initiatives to broaden clinical trial demographics.