Wendy Charles obtained her PhD in Clinical Science with a specialty in Health Information Technology from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. She is certified as an IRB Professional, Clinical Research Professional, and Blockchain Professional. Dr. Charles has been involved in healthcare research and regulatory compliance for 27 years in several diverse roles, including serving as an Institutional Review Board (IRB) Chairperson and manager, Director of Research Regulatory Affairs, principal investigator, research Director for business development and operations, auditor, and site start-up specialist. She states she is particularly passionate about blockchain implementation in healthcare and clinical research. She serves as an Associate Editor of the journal Frontiers in Blockchain for Science and Vice Chair of the Hyperledger Health Care Special Interest Group. She is also an active member of the HIMSS Blockchain Task Force, the Government Blockchain Association, and IEEE P2418.6 Standards Development Working Group for Blockchain in Healthcare and Life Sciences.