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Ben has worked for Pfizer since October 1999 in multiple medical affairs roles, including roles in managed care medical strategy, customer program and tool development, partnerships to advance health care quality, and partnerships with leading U.S. academic medical centers. Most recently Ben is responsible for Medical Strategy and Innovation within North America for Specialty Medical Affairs, and works to improve portfolio based processes such as medical planning, and to develop new medical capabilities such as virtual medical interactions or new thinking on the role of psychology and behavioral economics on how clinical decisions are made.
The RTI/USAID Indonesia Expanding Maternal and Neonatal Survival (EMAS) project is a five year project (2011-2016) cooperative agreement that supports the government of Indonesia to reduce maternal and newborn mortality rates. In 2014-2015, Fellows will help RTI develop a marketing/communications strategy, build the capacity of civic forums to become more strategic and effective in their role and build the capacity of EMAS’s Indonesian clinical quality assurance partner.
From his fellowship experience, Ben hopes to gain an understanding of the public health and direct patient care delivery challenges in an emerging market, in contrast to those in developed markets where he has dominantly worked. Ben anticipates returning from his assignment energized about the role of Pfizer in advancing global health, and reconnected with his personal mission as a physician.
For more than 50 years, RTI International has provided government and private sector clients with independent, objective research, development, and technical services.