ICER Senior Management

Steven D. Pearson, MD, MSc


Steven D. Pearson, MD, MSc is the Founder and President of the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER), an independent non-profit organization that evaluates the evidence on the value of medical tests, treatments, and delivery system innovations to encourage …

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Sarah K. Emond, MPP

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

With nearly 20 years of experience in the business and policy of health care, Sarah leads the strategic planning and operations of ICER as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.  In that role, she is responsible for overseeing ICER’s …

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Daniel A. Ollendorf, PhD

Chief Scientific Officer

Dan is Chief Scientific Officer for the Institute of Clinical and Economic Review (ICER); in this capacity, he is responsible for the conduct of systematic reviews of the comparative effectiveness of new or emerging health care technologies as well as …

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David Rind, MD, MSc

Chief Medical Officer

David is Chief Medical Officer for the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review. In this capacity, David is responsible for leading teams conducting analyses and critical appraisals of medical evidence across a wide range of clinical interventions. David also has …

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ICER Staff

Foluso Agboola, MBBS, MPH

Research Scientist

Dr. Foluso Agboola joined ICER in 2016 as a Research Scientist. In her role, she is responsible for conducting systematic reviews and comparative effectiveness research. With extensive background in evaluation research and quantitative methods, Foluso has had a strong track …

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Beverly Andrade, MBA

Manager of Operations

As Manager of Operations for ICER, Beverly brings over 15 years of non-profit management experience in a range of health-related areas including: supporting individuals with disabilities through the use of assistive technology, working with cancer patients to ensure access to …

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Holly Andrews, BS

Executive Assistant to the President and Senior Management Team

Holly joined ICER in 2016 as the Executive Assistant to the President and Senior Management Team and provides critical administrative support. Prior to joining ICER, Holly worked in higher education for over 20 years, including 13 years at Boston University in the Dean’s …

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Reiner Banken, M.D. M.Sc.

Senior Fellow

Dr. Reiner Banken started his studies in medicine in Germany. He  obtained his medical degree from the Université de Montréal, Québec, Canada, where he also earned a master’s degree in community health. He worked as an emergency physician for five …

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Rick Chapman, PhD, MS

Director of Health Economics

As Director of Health Economics at ICER, Rick directs the development of economic evaluations to accompany rigorous reviews of clinical evidence, assessing the potential costs, cost-effectiveness, and budgetary impact of a wide range of diagnostic, prognostic, therapeutic and other clinical …

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Bill Dreitlein, PharmD, BCPS

Director of Pharmaceutical Policy

As Director of Pharmaceutical Policy, Bill brings 23 years of healthcare experience to his support of ICER’s Membership Program. Bill leads the activities of the membership program to create a forum for collegial collaboration that will shape the future of …

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Sonya Khan, MPH

Program Director

Sonya Khan serves ICER as a Program Director. In her role, she is responsible for the strategic planning and execution of one of ICER’s core programs.Prior to joining ICER, Sonya served as Deputy Medicaid Director for Administration at MassHealth, the …

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Varun Kumar, MBBS, MPH, MSc

Health Economist

In his role as health economist at ICER, Varun oversees and develops economic evaluations that assess cost-effectiveness, budget impact, and monetary value of a wide range of health technologies, treatments, and interventions in the United States health care landscape. Prior …

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Erin Lawler, MA

Policy and Communications Associate

Erin joined ICER in 2014 as a Program Coordinator. In this role, she assists with communications and planning for the New England Comparative Effectiveness Public Advisory Council, one of ICER’s key initiatives. Prior to joining ICER, Erin provided administrative support …

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Noah Mwandha

Research and Administrative Co-op

Noah joined ICER in January of 2016 as a 6-month research and administrative co-op. In this role, Noah serves as an assistant to the research team to conduct systematic reviews of various emerging health technologies and provides administrative support throughout the …

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Celia Segel, MPP

Program Manager

Celia joined ICER as a Program Manager in the Spring of 2016 as the key staff member for the New England Comparative Effectiveness Public Advisory Council. Celia joined ICER after receiving a Master in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, …

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Matt Seidner, BS

Program Manager

Matt joined ICER as a Program Coordinator in 2014, and became a Program Manager  in 2016. He provides logistical support to the institute at-large and to the California Technology Assessment Forum, one of ICER’s key initiatives. Before joining the ICER …

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Patricia Synnott, MALD, MS

Research Associate

Patricia joined the research team at ICER in 2014.  As a Research Associate, Patricia conducts systematic reviews and meta-analyses of the comparative effectiveness of emerging health technologies.  Prior to joining ICER, Patricia was active in the international development sphere.  She …

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Jeffrey A. Tice, MD

Senior Medical Advisor

CTAF contracts with Dr. Jeffrey A. Tice, Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) to conduct systematic reviews and technology assessments of new drugs and medical technologies.  In total, he and …

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Margaret Webb, BA

Research Assistant

Margaret (Maggie) Webb joined ICER in the spring of 2016 as Program and Event Coordinator soon after completing her BA in Gender Studies from Mount Holyoke College. At the start of 2017, Maggie transitioned to her current role as a …

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