Charlotte Owens, M.D., FACOG
Therapeutic Area Lead in U.S. Medical Affairs for Women's Health, Abbvie
BWHI TEACH Patient Advocate
Charlotte D. Owens, M.D., FACOG, is the Therapeutic Area Lead in U.S. Medical Affairs for Women’s Health at AbbVie, and oversees the therapeutic area’s scientific communications, educational efforts and publications. Prior taking on her current role at AbbVie, Dr. Owens was responsible for helping lead the direction, planning, execution, and interpretation of clinical trials to deliver high-quality clinical data at AbbVie, with a focus on women’s health as a Medical Director in Clinical Development. In this role, she led clinical research to identify a new treatment option for symptomatic uterine fibroids that successfully enrolled and retained nearly 800 women, roughly two-thirds of whom were African American women – a group that is typically underrepresented in research but disproportionally impacted by this disease.
Immediately prior to joining AbbVie, Dr. Owens was an Assistant Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Director Division of Industry Collaborative Research and Chief Medical Officer for the Office of Translational Technologies at the Morehouse School of Medicine. Throughout her diverse career, Dr. Owens has also worked in medical device research and development, television news as a medical expert, and strategic healthcare consulting with expertise in multiple therapeutic areas.
In addition to her responsibilities at AbbVie, she is a practicing board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist and Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor at the Morehouse School of Medicine. Dr. Owens received her B.S. in physiology from the University of California Davis, and her M.D. from the University of Michigan Medical School.