Conducting Advanced Root Cause Analysis and CAPA Investigations


James Vesper, PhD, MPH

James Vesper, PhD, MPH designs and develops instructional courses and workshops for the pharmaceutical and medical device industries and is currently Director of Valsource Learning Solutions. Prior to joining Valsource, he was the founder and president of the firm LearningPlus, Inc., and has had more than 35 years' experience in the pharmaceutical industry. Dr. Vesper worked 11 years at Eli Lilly. His first assignment was as corporate industrial hygienist, followed by three years in corporate quality assurance. He was responsible for issues concerning the manufacturing and testing of parenteral products made at Eli Lilly facilities and third parties worldwide. His last assignment was project leader of GMP education and instruction, establishing the department and its mission.

Since 1991, Dr. Vesper has been creating innovative instructional training products for the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries, using video and computer technologies as more effective and efficient delivery media. Working as a consultant with a wide variety of clients around the world, he and his colleagues have  createsd integrated curricula for personnel and customized training courses targeted to specific needs. He presents papers and workshops at various international technical and professional meetings, including those of the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering, GMP TEA, PDA, Pharmaceutical Sciences Group, PICS Expert Circle for QRM and World Health Organization (WHO).  His work has been recognized with the PDA's Agalloco Award for excellence in training and ATD’s (PhD) Dissertation Award.