Michael S. Broder, MD, MSHS, is President and CEO of PHAR. He has more than fifteen years experience in health economic and outcomes research, and is board-certified Obstetrician-Gynecologist. Before joining PHAR, he served as Vice President of Zynx Life Sciences/Cerner Health Insights, a consulting and research firm in Beverly Hills, California. 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. Dr. Broder has conducted research for industry, specialty societies, and government on a wide range of topics using a diversity of 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 diverse 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 ReserveSchool 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
David Beenhouwer, MD, Medical Director, is board certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases. 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.
Sheila75Reiss Reddy, PhD, RPh
Director, Health Services Research
Sheila Reiss Reddy, PhD, RPh, is PHAR’s Director, Health Services Research. Dr. Reddy comes to PHAR with experience in pharmaceutical policy research, health economics, and quantitative evaluation, and with several years of practice as a pharmacist. She has worked with administrative claims and survey data for her research, drawing on her knowledge of patient care, quasi-experimental study design, and measurement. Dr. Reddy’s prior research centered on health care affordability, examining the impact of high-deductible health plan cost sharing on health care and drug utilization. Her work has been published in peer-reviewed journals, including Medical Care and Health Services Research. Dr. Reddy also brings global health expertise, having helped to manage multi-country program evaluations at the United Nations Children’s Fund and having organized public health initiatives in Cameroon as part of Peace Corps. She has been an ad hoc reviewer for journals such as JAMA, Medical Care, and the Journal of the Royal Statistical Society. Dr. Reddy received her pharmacy degree from the University of Wisconsin, with clinical training in transplant pharmacotherapy. She received both her master’s degree in global health and her doctorate in health policy from Harvard University.
Marianne Eagan, M16Sc
Marianne Eagan, MSc, is a Director of Operations. Marianne finished a Masters in International Health Policy from the London School of Economics in 2011 after receiving a bachelor’s degree in History of Science from Harvard University. At PHAR, Marianne supports many projects, including medical record reviews and systematic literature reviews. Prior to joining PHAR, she assisted the International Planned Parenthood Foundation with field research for a social franchise initiative in Thika, Kenya and spent eight months in Florida working as a field organizer during the 2012 Presidential election campaign.
68Eric Bell, MBA
Eric Bell, MBA,Applications Developer, 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.
M18Arian Tarbox, MPP
Marian Tarbox, MPP,is a Research Assistant. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of California, Davis and a Masters in Public Policy at Mills College. At PHAR, Marian supports a variety of health services research projects. Prior to joining PHAR, Marian worked as a Grant Assistant for the Behavioral Health Department at The Children’s Clinic of Long Beach, where the focus of her work was increasing department efficacy and quality of care through projects such as the implementation of a clinic-wide private rooming policy.
16Sohum Gokhale, MPH
Sohum Gokhale, MPH, is a Research Assistant. He completed his undergraduate degree in Public Health Sciences at the University of California, Irvine and his graduate degree in Epidemiology at the University of California, Los Angeles. Prior to joining PHAR, Sohum was a research assistant at UC Irvine’s Heart Disease Prevention Program, where his work focused on cardiovascular disease risk related to hypertension. At PHAR, Sohum supports a variety of health services research projects, including developing abstracts, reports, and systematic reviews.