Dr. Susan Garfield has been in the Life Science industry for almost twenty years, twelve of which she has spent in a professional consulting capacity on the market access needs of clients. Currently, Dr. Garfield heads the Commercial Market Excellence function within the Life Science advisory commercial practice at EY. Dr. Garfield specializes in helping life science companies optimize the value propositions of their innovations and maximize launch opportunities. Previous to EY, Dr. Garfield was the Executive Vice President; Healthcare Consulting Services at GfK, where she led their US Market Access practice which spanned pharma, biotech, medical device, diagnostic and specialty pharma clients.
Working across all major markets, Dr. Garfield helps clients to navigate complex healthcare systems and optimize launch planning by understanding systems and incentives. Dr. Garfield has published numerous articles, chapters and a book on healthcare payment issues.
Dr. Garfield holds a Doctorate of Public Health from Boston University, a Master of Science Health Policy and Management from Harvard University, a Master of Science in Population Development from London School of Economics and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania.