Urvi Desai

Manager

Boston

Education

Ph.D., pharmacy administration, Virginia Commonwealth University; B.S. pharmacy, Sardar Patel University

Summary of Experience

Dr. Desai specializes in health economics and outcomes research (HEOR), developing strategic solutions, and assisting with litigation matters in the health care sector. She has designed and managed numerous HEOR studies including cost of illness analyses, comparative effectiveness analyses, adherence and persistence evaluations, patient/physician surveys, and pharmacoeconomic modeling. Her work spans several disease areas, such as Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, diabetes, and respiratory illnesses. Dr. Desai’s research has been published in peer-reviewed journals including Diabetes Care, Alzheimer’s & Dementia, and Journal of Medical Economics; in non-academic outlets such as STAT; and presented at numerous conferences. She has served as an associate editor for the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. On the strategy side, Dr. Desai has developed formulary dossiers and presentation materials to assist clients with commercializing pharmaceutical products. In her litigation work, she has assisted in several cases in the health care sector involving patent disputes, antitrust issues, and False Claims Act issues. Prior to joining Analysis Group, Dr. Desai worked as a graduate teaching and research assistant at Virginia Commonwealth University.

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