Kimberly Westrich is the vice president for health services research for the National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC). Ms. Westrich has been with NPC since 2000 and is responsible for leading research initiatives on the value of pharmaceuticals. She has published extensively on issues related to value assessment frameworks, accountable care organizations, clinical pathways, risk-sharing agreements, quality performance measurement, comparative effectiveness research for health care decision-making, and value-based insurance design.
Prior to joining NPC, Ms. Westrich served as director of research at the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA). She also worked as a health care consultant at the Lewin Group and as a pharmacoeconomic analyst at Johnson & Johnson.
Ms. Westrich received her master’s degree in economics from Northwestern University and undergraduate degree in economics from the College of William and Mary.