Dr. Michael Broder has more than 20 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, such as 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.
Marianne Eagan Burrows, M16Sc
Marianne Eagan Burrows 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 oversees contracting, invoicing, and hiring, among other activities. 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.
19Katalin Bognar, PhD
Dr. Katalin Bognar is an economist with extensive experience in health economic modeling and real word data analysis in a wide range of clinical areas, including cardiovascular, oncological, metabolic, mental health, and musculoskeletal diseases. At PHAR, she focuses on designing and developing health economic models. Dr. Bognar’s work has been published in multiple peer-reviewed journals including the Journal of Health Economics, Value in Health, American Journal of Managed Care, and the Review of Economic Studies. Prior to her work at PHAR, Dr. Bognar was an economist at Precision Health Economics and served as a lecturer at the University of California, Los Angeles, teaching game theory, applied microeconomics, and statistics at the undergraduate level. Dr. Bognar completed her undergraduate work at the Budapest University of Economic Sciences, her Masters in economics at the Central European University, and obtained her PhD in economics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Marian Tarbox, M15PP
Research Project Manager
Marian Tarbox completed her undergraduate degree at the University of California, Davis and a Masters in Public Policy at Mills College. 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. At PHAR, Marian supports a variety of health services research projects including secondary data analyses and various other studies. As a research project manager, she is also responsible for the development and submission of a variety of dissemination pieces, including abstracts, posters, manuscripts, reports, and presentations.
16Sohum Gokhale, MPH
Sohum Gokhale completed his undergraduate degree in Public Health Sciences at the University of California, Irvine and his graduate degree in Epidemiology at UCLA. 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 at all stages, from data acquisition to development of reports, abstracts, conference posters, and manuscripts.
Emma 19Kao, MPH
Emma Kao completed her undergraduate degree in Global Health from the University of Southern California, then went on to receive a Master of Public Health with a concentration in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from USC. Before joining PHAR, Emma worked for the Pasadena Public Health Department in their Epidemiology department developing and implementing their Maternal Infant Health Assessment. At PHAR, Emma is a part of the Outcomes Research team. Emma assists in all aspects of health services research projects, including managing deadlines; searching for scientific literature; and producing & organizing presentations, abstracts, reports and manuscripts.