• Ernest James , M.B.A.

  • Associate Research Center Administrator

    • MCRI - MCRI-Cancer Care and Research
    • 1000 North Oak Ave. 1R5 Marshfield, WI 54449
    • (715) 221-9819


M.B.A., University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI
Public Policy Administration, University of Wisconsin - Whitewater, Whitewater, WI

Work Experience

2018 to 2020:
Pharmacy Business Services Manager, Marshfield Clinic Health System, Marshfield, WI
2018 to 2018:
Senior Financial Analyst, Marshfield Clinic Health System, Marshfield, WI


Ernest Z. James, MBA, is an Associate Center Research Administrator with the Marshfield Clinic Research Institute-Cancer Care and Research Center. In this role, Mr. James is responsible for the following functions: administrative management; contracts and grants management; financial management, intellectual property and technology transfer, training and educational programming, human resources management, regulatory compliance, ethics and human subjects protections requirements, information services, and other duties as designated by the Center Director. Mr. James has regulatory and financial experience in the public and private sectors. Prior to becoming the Associate Center Research Administrator, Mr. James served as the Pharmacy Business Services Manager for Marshfield Clinic from 2018 to 2020. In this role, Mr. James was responsible for helping with contracting efforts and managing the team responsible for ordering pharmaceutical products. Mr. James played a key role in helping Marshfield Clinic receive Executive Savings Award and Participation Leader Award through Vizient, Inc. The Executive Savings Award is presented to participating organizations that earn at least $250,000 in rebates through Vizient’s Impact Standardization Program. Since the inception of this program with Vizient in June 2018, Marshfield Clinic has received $630,855 in rebates. For 2019, Vizient Inc. recognized 269 hospitals and health systems that demonstrated continued excellence while evaluating the best approach to achieving their clinical and financial goals.