Health Consuming

I advise. I write. I speak.

My lens as a health economist is broad: I collaborate with client-stakeholders across the health/care ecosystem. I know that health is where we live, work, play, pray, learn, and shop. I appreciate that “place,” our physical geography, is a strong influence on the social determinants of health like nutritious food, a good education, clean water, safe streets, green spaces, community (vs. isolation, a steady job, health security, et. al.). Our ZIP code or postal code is at least as important as our genetic code.

I founded my advisory firm, THINK-Health, LLC, in 1992 following ten years working in health care management consultancies in the U.S. and Europe. At THINK-Health, we focus at the convergence of health, technology & people – especially patients, consumers, care providers, and communities.

Our toolkit of expertise includes:

  • Scenario, strategic and business planning
  • ‘Trend weaving’ and forecasting
  • Health policy analysis
  • Team training on specific health/tech/policy issues
  • Ideation and facilitation

We work across the entire health ecosystem and have advised organizations serving every segment including:

  • Consumer goods companies targeting health and sustainability [the broad range from “A” (autos) to “Z” (Zappos)]
  • Financial services
  • Food
  • Health providers
  • Hospitality and travel
  • Patient advocacy
  • Payors (health plans, employers, public sector)
  • Life science companies (biotech, pharma, med device)
  • Real estate for health and wellness
  • Retail health, especially the pharmacy and grocery
  • Technology, consumer and clinical

Interested in finding out how we might work together? Let’s connect!