ICER Senior Management

Steven D. Pearson, MD, MSc

President

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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Anita Chan, MST

Finance Director

Anita joined the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review as Finance Director in 2017.  In her role, she manages ICER’s financial operations in support of its mission. With over fifteen years of experience in non-profit finance, Anita developed policies and …

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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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Geri Cramer, BSN, MBA

Research Associate

As a Research Associate, Geri conducts systematic reviews and meta-analyses of the comparative effectiveness of emerging health technologies.  Geri is a PhD candidate in population health at Northeastern University with a focus on health services research and health policy. Geri …

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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

Communications Manager

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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Molly Morgan, BA

Program and Event Coordinator

Molly Morgan joined ICER in July 2017 as the Program and Event Coordinator after graduating from Mount Holyoke College with a BA in Economics and Geography. While studying at Mount Holyoke, Molly performed research with her advisor on the economic …

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Aqsa Mugal, BA

Research Assistant

Aqsa Mugal joined ICER in 2017 as a research assistant, supporting ICER’s work in screening and synthesizing clinical evidence for assessments of emerging drugs and other medical interventions. Aqsa graduated from Suffolk University in 2016, where she earned a Bachelor’s …

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Ifeoma Otuonye, MPH

Research Associate

In 2017, Ifeoma joined the ICER team as a Research Associate. In her role, she conducts systematic reviews on the available clinical evidence for the comparative effectiveness of medical treatments and other interventions. She came to ICER after working as …

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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

Senior 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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