Meet our Principals


Richard Schwen

Richard J. Schwen, PhD, DABT, RAC



Dr. Schwen’s areas of expertise include toxicology, regulatory affairs, and product development in the cosmetic, pharmaceutical, medical device, and broader health care industries. Dr. Schwen has an undergraduate degree in chemistry (Hamline University), a PhD in pharmacology (University of Minnesota), and is board certified in both toxicology and regulatory affairs. His industry background includes P&G Pharmaceuticals, Kendle International (VP of Global Regulatory, Safety and Clinical QA), PAREXEL International (VP of Regulatory/Americas), and Ausio Pharmaceuticals (VP of Regulatory Affairs). Dr. Schwen has authored multiple publications, book chapters, and holds several patents for new health care products. He served on the Cincinnati Board of Health (past Chair) and the Ohio Association of Boards of Health. Dr. Schwen continues as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Pharmacy, where he has been teaching graduate courses in the areas of toxicology, regulatory affairs, and cosmetic safety since 1996.


Zeinab Schwen, MS

Director of Medical and Regulatory Communications

Zeinab Schwen, MS has over 28 years’ experience in clinical research, medical writing, and regulatory submissions in the pharmaceutical industry. She has also been providing professional training in the areas of both medical and technical writing. She is past president of the Ohio Regional Chapter of the American Medical Writers Association. The medical writers at SRC have written over 100 manuscripts that were published in highly acclaimed peer reviewed journals, for clients including The Procter & Gamble Company, Marion Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, Eli Lilly and Company, Ethicon Endosurgery, ICOS, Meridian Diagnostics, and Novo Nordisk. More recently the focus of SRC is to provide training to organizations in the medical and technical writing areas.