Outcomes Insights Team

Mark DanesePresident
Mark Danese, MHS, PhD, has over 20 years of experience in epidemiology and outcomes research. He received his masters degree in Biostatistics in 1997, and his doctorate in Epidemiology in 1999, both from The Johns Hopkins University. While completing his degrees, Dr. Danese received funding from the National Eye Institute to study the design and conduct of clinical trials, and was a member of the Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Trials. His doctoral research focused on the value of testing for thyroid disease, including a cost-effectiveness model and an analysis of the Cardiovascular Health Study thyroid data. Beginning in 2000, he worked for Amgen, Inc., in both the Global Health Economics and Global Epidemiology departments. In December 2003, founded Outcomes Insights, Inc.

Dr. Danese’s expertise is in the design and analysis of studies using observational data, creation of budget impact and cost-effectiveness models, and the design of population-based simulation models. He has over 50 peer-reviewed manuscripts published in journals including JAMA, Blood, Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, Cancer, American Journal of Kidney Diseases, Value in Health, and the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.

Dr. Danese is a collaborator with the Observational Health Data Science and Informatics (OHDSI) collaborative, helping to develop open-source tools to improve the conduct of observational studies. He is also a member of the following organizations: the American Statistical Association, Academy Health, the Society for Medical Decision Making, the International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology, the American Medical Informatics Association, and the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research.

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Jennifer DuryeaResearch Scientist
Jennifer Duryea, MPH, holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychobiology and a Master of Public Health in Healthcare Management and Policy from the University of California, Los Angeles. Prior to Outcomes Insights, Ms. Duryea spent nearly a decade working her way up through the ranks of Medical Applications Corporation and came to oversee the Technical Support and Billing Service departments, obtaining extensive experience in medical billing and health information technology. Responsibilities include developing medical claims and billing software for over 200 medical practices in various specialties in Southern California, Nevada and Guam; training and managing clinicians and administrators on billing software; creating and managing a medical billing service department; and creating, sending and following up on medical claims for various payers and provider specialties. Her tenure at Medical Applications Corporation gave her first-hand experience with clinicians; payer policies, trends, and reimbursement; and the use of Health Information Technology in private practices.

Ms. Duryea’s current projects at Outcomes Insights include building economic models, data analysis, and medical data research, including medical coding and analyzing payer policies. Ms. Duryea is also a frequent contributor to the OHDSI community, where she has helped develop ETL documents for various datasets and provided expertise on OHDSI’s vocabulary development.

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Ryan DuryeaLead Software Developer
Ryan Duryea holds a BS in Computer Science from Texas Christian University. He has nearly a decade of experience in Health IT industry developing clinical healthcare software. He is experienced with a wide range of programming languages such as C, JavaScript, and Perl but is most passionate about Ruby. He has a strong background in Linux and Open Source technologies and has contributed to well over a dozen Open Source projects. Mr. Duryea serves as the Project Lead on most software development efforts.

In recent years, he created an open-source language (ConceptQL) that unambiguously defines and structures a set of criteria in a flexible, easily parse-able, and human readable, format to serve as a foundation for the Jigsaw suite of tools. He is also a regular contributor to several projects in the OHDSI community

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Sherry DaneseManaging Partner
Sherry has over 20 years of experience in strategic consulting, marketing strategy, business innovation, product and franchise optimization, market research and regulatory affairs.

Her client engagements include mobile health and telemedicine solutions, innovation in personalized medicine and diagnostics, health IT and hospital solutions, and product portfolio strategies. Her therapeutic areas include neurology, psychiatry, gastroenterology, endocrinology, oncology, anti-infectives, respiratory, nephrology and women’s health. Previously, she was a Director at Amgen, a VP at Migliara/Kaplan (now Kantar Health), an Officer at the FDA aligned with the Division of Neuropharmacological Drug Products, and a Sales Rep for Eli Lilly. She has a BS in Chemistry from The University of Virginia and an MBA from Darden.

Julie UlloaManaging Partner
Julie has over 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. Over the course of her career Julie has held a variety of commercial positions including roles in marketing research, sales analytics and business development for several specialty pharmaceutical companies. In addition to her client-side experience, Julie has worked for several primary market research and medical communications firms and collaborated with marketing teams in the development and execution of brand strategy including positioning, message development, medical education platform development and execution, physician targeting, program tracking and ROI assessment. She has a BA in Biology from California State University, Fullerton.