Peter Guarino is currently the Director of the Statistical Center for HIV / AIDS Research and Prevention (SCHARP) at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, WA. SCHARP is the Statistical and Data Management Center (SDMC) for multiple HIV research networks, including HIV Prevention Trials Network , HIV Vaccine Trials Network, Microbicides Trial Network, Collaboration for AIDS Vaccine Discovery, and Vaccine Immunology Statistical Center. Prior to directing SCHARP, Peter was the Director of the VA Cooperative Studies Program Coordinating Center at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System in West Haven, CT. He is also currently an assistant clinical professor of biostatistics at YSPH. Dr. Guarino has more than 15 years’ experience in the design, conduct and analysis of clinical trials. His primary research interests are in measuring and improving the effectiveness of informed consent in clinical research, improving the quality and efficiency of the design, conduct and analysis of multicenter clinical trials and comparative effectiveness studies.