Nancy  Pire-Smerkanich

Nancy Pire-Smerkanich, DRSc, MS

Assistant Professor, Clinical Pharmacy

Contact Information

  • International Ctr. for Regulatory Science
    USC School of Pharmacy
    Los Angeles, CA 90089
  • 323-442-4822
Nancy Pire-Smerkanich


Nancy Smerkanich, DRSc, MS is an Assistant Professor, Clinical Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy at the University of Southern California (USC). She served as an Educational Liaison and Instructor, International Center for Regulatory Science. Dr. Smerkanich recently completed her doctorate in Regulatory Science on the Implementation of Benefit-Risk Frameworks in Industry. She leads the clinical regulatory courses while continuing to provide regulatory guidance to her academic and industry peers. In her role at USC, she brings many years of practical regulatory knowledge and experience to academia. As the former (Executive) Vice President of Global Regulatory Affairs at Octagon Research Solutions, and a senior Consultant in Regulatory Affairs at Accenture, Dr. Smerkanich was responsible for advising sponsors on drug development, regulatory filing strategy and submissions. Prior to her joining Octagon/Accenture Dr. Smerkanich worked as an independent consultant and as a Regulatory Coordinator at Merck. With over 30 years of experience, Dr. Smerkanich has participated in all regulatory aspects of drug development, having served as Regulatory Liaison, US Agent, and Global Regulatory Lead across all therapeutic areas.