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The Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University

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Sarah Emond

USA • Chief Operating Officer, Institute for Clinical and Economic Review, Massachusetts General Hospital

MPP '09

Learning about health care from all angles

At Heller, Sarah Emond expanded her health care knowledge with policy expertise

Already a seasoned professional in the science and business of health care, Emond entered the MPP program to learn more about the policy side.  She began her career as a clinical researcher, then worked in corporate communications in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.  The flexibility of the MPP program allowed her to continue working part-time at a major pharmaceutical company and to meet with the Massachusetts Congressional delegation in Washington to educate them about issues affecting the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.

"I knew that I had a lot more to learn about health care policy, so Heller's leadership on health care issues made it a perfect choice for me," says Emond.  "While at Heller I studied with some of the most influential names in health care policy, like Stuart Altman.”

While at Heller Emond founded the MPP Student Association and served as the chair. She continues to provide leadership at Heller by serving on the Heller Alumni Association Board as chairman of the Nominating Committee.

Since graduating, Emond has been the Chief Operating Officer of the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review based at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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