Richard J. Willke, PhD
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Chief Scientific Officer
Dick became ISPOR’s first Chief Scientific Officer in 2016, where his responsibilities are to develop, lead, and support strategic initiatives related to research, scientific, and content priorities.  Prior to joining ISPOR he was employed for 25 years in the pharmaceutical industry with Pfizer and its legacy companies, where he retired as a vice president in the health economics and outcomes research group. He received a Ph.D. in economics from Johns Hopkins University, concentrating in econometrics and labor economics, and has been a member of the economics faculty at Ohio State University (OSU) and a senior economist at the American Medical Association. He has served as a co-editor for Value in Health, on AHRQ, NIH, and PCORI project review study sections, as chair of the PhRMA Health Outcomes Committee, and is a member of the OSU Economics Advisory Board. He has over 100 journal articles and other professional publications.