Vice President, Life Sciences and Ecosystem Research


Experience & Background

Brandi oversees Advisory Board’s research, training and interactive experiences for life sciences and digital health companies’ medical, commercial and learning + development teams. She also leads research programs for pharmacy leaders as well as a wide range of clinical and professional services firms. For 20+ years, Brandi’s work has focused on sharing insights and strategies to help health care companies across the ecosystem understand each other’s perspectives, find common ground, and work together more effectively. As such, her research focuses on points of intersection among key stakeholders (e.g., purchasing, value frameworks, technology adoption) and challenges that require cross-sector engagement to resolve.

Prior to her work at Advisory Board, Brandi was a Practice Manager with the Los Angeles office of the Boston Consulting Group, where she supported clients in the biopharmaceutical, medical device, and health care delivery sectors. She has led major organizational redesign efforts to improve drug commercialization, clinical trials management, and operating room efficiency.

Education and Training

Brandi earned her BA with honors in English and American Studies from Stanford University, and holds an MA in Rhetoric from Duke University. She received her MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and graduated as an Arjay Miller Scholar.

Areas of expertise

Provider-supplier relationships, supply chain and value analysis, sources and uses of evidence, outcomes-based contracting, and adoption of clinical/technological innovations.

What you need to know about Brandi

When Brandi’s not working, she’s most likely watching her teenage sons play beach volleyball or birdwatching in nearby parks. She’s seen over 400 species of North American birds.

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