Suzanne Schrandt, JD
Director, Patient Engagement
Arthritis Foundation

Suz Schrandt, JD, is Director of Patient Engagement at the Arthritis Foundation. Schrandt previously served as Deputy Director of Patient Engagement for PCORI, where she helped to launch key efforts including the Engagement Rubric and Engagement Officers.  Schrandt’s prior posts include roles in health and disability law and policy, genetic discrimination, and public health.  Schrandt's patient engagement focus stems from her own rheumatological diagnosis at age 14.  Since then, she has been involved with myriad patient and clinician education and advocacy initiatives.  Schrandt is current chair of the ISPOR Patient Representative Roundtable and a member of the FDA’s inaugural Patient Engagement Advisory Committee.