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.
16Sarah Gibbs, MPH
Sarah Gibbs has extensive experience in quantitative and qualitative research and evaluation methods, project management, and data visualization. At PHAR, Sarah supports many projects, including chart reviews and systematic literature reviews. Prior to joining PHAR, Sarah worked as a Senior Research and Evaluation Analyst at the National Association of County and City Health Officials in Washington, DC, conducting primary research to support the work of local health departments across the United States. Sarah received her Master in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Duke University.
Ryan Tieu completed his undergraduate degree in Computational and Systems Biology at UCLA and graduate degree in Biostatistics at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. He primarily performs analysis on projects utilizing secondary data sources. Before joining PHAR, he was a biostatistician for the Regional Research Committee at Kaiser Permanente Southern California department of Research and Evaluation where he was responsible for development and analysis of physician driven research from across the region and from a variety of clinical areas. He has experience dealing with a range of data from electronic medical record to genomic databases, performing analysis in SAS, R, and Python.
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 assistant, 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.
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.