Elisabeth M. Oehrlein, PhD, MS

Senior Director, Research & Programs  |  [email protected]

Elisabeth M. Oehrlein, Ph.D., MS is Senior Director, Research & Programs at the National Health Council, joining the organization in July 2018. In this role, Dr. Oehrlein crafts the NHC’s annual research and programmatic agenda in service to our mission and leads the NHC’s research and programmatic work on value, real-world evidence, and patient engagement. She is a mixed-methods researcher with expertise in epidemiologic, qualitative, and patient-engagement methods, as well as patient-focused medical product development. Her research interests include developing new methods for applying patient-provided information when developing real-world evidence to ensure studies reflect the “real world” as closely as possible, as well as developing new methods for patient-journey mapping.

Dr. Oehrlein holds a BA degree from Franklin & Marshall College, an MS in Epidemiology from the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Department of Epidemiology and Human Genetics, and a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Health Services Research with a concentration in Comparative Effectiveness Research/Patient-Centered Outcomes Research from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. She is an active member of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research and holds leadership roles in the Patient-Centered and Real-World Evidence Special Interest Groups.