When I was a child, I saw first hand the change in my brother's life when he received an innovative therapy that he needed. It changed not only his life, but all of our lives. My goal is to be a part of bringing about that same miracle for other families, so that they can reach their potential living lives less unburdened by disease. I earned a PharmD, and worked on gene editing in discovery, which I found both exciting and slow moving at the time. So I sought to make an immediate impact on treatment decisions by earning a Health Economics and Outcomes Research degree. My first scientific publication, raised my brother's voice to clinicians, emphasizing the importance of quality of life in the Journal of Epilepsy. I completed a post-doc pharmacoeconomic fellowship at Roche working in oncology and neuroscience, then joined Pfizer where I built the global Advocacy function across 70 countries. After 14 years, I left Pfizer to care for my mother on her end-of-life cancer journey and learned so much from that first hand experience, navigating clinical trials as a caregiver. I led a Public Affairs agency, then joined AbbVie, where I currently work to bring the patient voice into every aspect of drug development and the larger healthcare system.
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