Dr. Michael Broder 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.
Sheila75Reiss Reddy, PhD, RPh
Director, Health Services Research
Dr. Sheila Reddy has experience as a practicing pharmacist and as a researcher studying pharmaceutical policy, health economics, and quantitative evaluation. At PHAR, Dr. Reddy conducts real world studies that examine epidemiology, cost, utilization, and health outcomes across a variety of conditions. She has worked with administrative claims, electronic medical records, and survey data in 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, and the impact of high-deductible health plan cost sharing on medical 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 projects in Cameroon as part of Peace Corps. She has been an ad hoc reviewer for journals such as JAMA, Health Affairs, 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 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..
Jennifer Munday, 15PhD, MPH
Dr. Jennifer Munday’s work at PHAR focuses on secondary data analysis. Before joining PHAR, Dr. Munday was an Associate Research Scientist in the Yale University School of Medicine, Center for Outcomes Research & Evaluation (CORE) where she led a series of projects that used Medicare data to measure, track, and report national progress on health quality outcomes. She led the development of several of Medicare’s current quality outcomes measures. Dr. Munday is also an Adjunct Professor at San Diego State University and the University of New Haven where she has taught graduate level healthcare economics and public health courses. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship in the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia. She earned a PhD from the University of California, San Diego in Public Health and an MPH from The George Washington 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
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.