Dr. Michael Broder has more than twenty years’ experience in health economic and outcomes research. Dr. Broder received his research training in the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at UCLA and RAND, attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University, and received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University. In addition to being an experienced health services researcher, he is a board-certified physician and provides clinical expertise for many studies at PHAR. Before starting PHAR, he served as Vice President of Zynx Life Sciences/Cerner Health Insights, a consulting and research firm in Beverly Hills, California. Dr. Broder has conducted research for industry, specialty societies, and government on a wide range of topics using diverse health service research methods. He has led expert panels to develop guidelines relating to use of estrogens, treatment of various cancers, surgical safety, and stroke prevention. He has published more than 50 articles in peer reviewed journals as wide-ranging as The Journal of the American Medical Association, American Journal of Managed Care, Medical Decision Making, Journal of Asthma, and Obstetrics & Gynecology. Dr. Broder is the author of two books and multiple book chapters. He is an Adjunct Professor at the Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, where he serves on the Council to Advance Human Health, and an Assistant Clinical Professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.
David 4Beenhouwer, MD
Dr. David Beenhouwer is board certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases. At PHAR, Dr. Beenhouwer provides expert clinical input, conducts systematic reviews, and collaborates on a wide variety of projects. He received his medical degree from Yale University and, after his residency at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York, he completed a clinical and research fellowship in infectious diseases at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. In addition to his role as Medical Director at PHAR, Dr. Beenhouwer is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and an Infectious Disease Specialist in the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System.
22Tingjian (Jessie) Yan, PhD,
Director, Health Services Research
Dr. Jessie Yan has extensive experience conducting observational studies in multiple therapeutic areas and has advanced statistical and programming skills in analyzing large, medical and pharmacy claims databases, Medicare and Medicaid data, and electronic health records. At PHAR, she designs and leads HEOR studies through retrospective analyses of existing administrative claims databases, in collaboration with clients from life sciences companies. Her work has been published in various peer reviewed journals, including Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy, Journal of the American Geriatric Society, Neurology, and Stroke. Prior to joining PHAR, Dr. Yan worked as a Senior Researcher at HealthCore, Inc. She received her PhD in Gerontology from the University of Southern California and completed postdoctoral training in Health Services Research at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.
Jesse 8Ortendahl, MS
Director, Health Economics
Jesse Ortendahl has a background in mathematics and statistics, and he has conducted disease simulation modeling for economic evaluations for over 15 years. At PHAR, Jesse conducts and oversees projects using quantitative and qualitative methodology, focusing primarily on cost-effectiveness and budget impact analyses, decision-analytic modeling, and health economics. His work at PHAR spans a range of clinical areas such as oncology, cardiology, pulmonology, mental health, and infectious diseases, among others. He was trained in health policy at the Harvard School of Public Health, with a focus on decision science. Jesse formerly served as a research analyst at the Center for Health Decision Science at the Harvard School of Public Health, conducting grant-funded research primarily on the cost effectiveness of different cervical cancer prevention strategies.
68Eric Bell, MBA
Eric Bell has worked in the pharmaceutical and medical devices field for 15 years, developing budget impact models, cost-effectiveness models, and Monte Carlo simulations as well as performing claims-based analysis using Excel, SAS, Delphi, R, and TreeAge. He has more than 30 years of experience writing software in a variety of contexts, including for avionics, text editing, device drivers, stock market trading, workflow management, databases, and database-driven web applications. With an undergraduate degree in mathematics, Eric combines a strong quantitative background and excellent software development skills with a focus on providing high-quality solutions designed to meet our clients’ business needs.
Jackie Lee, 5BS
Jackie Lee completed her undergraduate studies at the University of California, Los Angeles and received her degree in psychobiology. At PHAR, she assists in conducting health economics studies, by programming cost-effectiveness and budget impact models and developing reports. Jackie also analyzes data for outcomes research studies, such as chart reviews and Delphi panels. Her other responsibilities include acquiring literature for systematic reviews and maintaining the PHAR reference database. She has previously worked at the UCLA Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library where she received training in literature searches using medical reference databases.
95Amanda Harmon, MPH
Amanda Harmon completed her undergraduate degree in Biology from Claremont McKenna College, then went on to receive a Master of Public Health with a concentration in Leadership and Management from Claremont Graduate University’s School of Community and Global Health. Before joining PHAR, Amanda worked as an emergency department scribe at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center, a Level II Trauma Center. At PHAR, Amanda is part of the Health Economics team. Amanda supports the conduct of cost-effectiveness and budget impact models, systematic reviews, and various other studies along with the development and submission of abstracts, posters, manuscripts, and presentations.
Greg Goshgarian, MSc, M15PH
Greg Goshgarian completed his Masters in Health Policy, Planning and Financing, in a joint program between the London School of Economics and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, as well as a Masters in Epidemiology and Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Prior to joining PHAR, Greg interned at the World Health Organization where he worked with the Department of Communications on key emergency health communication trainings and exercises, and as a summer practicum student with ICAP at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health on various studies to improve the care of HIV/TB co-infected individuals in Lesotho. At PHAR, Greg supports a variety of health outcomes related projects through his involvement with chart reviews, systematic literature reviews, and Delphi panels.
11Nadeya Afredi, MPH
Nadeya Afredi supports a variety of health services research projects at all stages, from data acquisition to development of reports, abstracts, conference posters, and manuscripts. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of California, Los Angeles, and then went on to be a Community HealthCorps Member at The Children’s Clinic in Long Beach. Nadeya received her Master of Public Health with a concentration in Leadership and Management from Claremont Graduate University’s School of Community and Global Health, and completed her graduate level internship at the Los Angeles Best Babies Network. Prior to joining PHAR, she worked as a Quality Analyst at San Diego’s Father Joe’s Villages, a federally qualified health center.