Dee Dee Mladsi, BA

Head, Health Economics-Strategy and Early Modeling

Graduate coursework (24 hours), Master of Health Sciences
Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC

BA, Economics
University of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC

Deirdre Mladsi is Head of Health Economics and Market Access at RTI-HS, applying methods and experience to support development and commercialization of pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and diagnostics. She has over 20years of experience conducting health economics and outcomes research, including 5 years in the Global Health Outcomes group of a leading research-based pharmaceutical company. As a consultant, Ms. Mladsi, one of the founding senior members of RTI-HS, formed and led several teams within the organization; she served as one of the first Directors of Health Economics and as the first Global Head of Health Outcomes Strategy and the first Global Head of Pricing and Reimbursement, before returning to organize the Health Economics and Market Access service offering.

As Head of Health Economics and Market Access, Ms. Mladsi blends her technical skills in health economics with her experience conducting strategic pricing, reimbursement, and market access projects, both with a global focus and with local pricing and reimbursement experts in markets around the world. Areas of specialization that blend health economics and market access include threshold analysis to estimate value-based price opportunity, given an expected product profile; valuation modeling to inform clinical development prioritization efforts; and decision support modeling targeted at payers and other health care market access decision makers.

Ms. Mladsi also serves as a senior RTI-HS resource, bringing a market-oriented perspective to health economics and outcomes research projects, ensuring that they are conducted with an appreciation of the value messages that will result. She provides senior expertise to a team of health outcomes scientists and medical writers that specialize in designing and communicating the results of value-driven research. The team does this by developing and testing value messages, designing value-driven research strategies and plans, creating value dossiers, and preparing pricing and reimbursement dossiers for major markets. In addition to health economics, her interest is in bringing together scientists and marketing professionals to ensure that clear, concise, and relevant information is placed in the hands of marketplace decision makers, facilitating patient access to valuable new health care technologies.

Ms. Mladsi’s training is in economics and applied biostatistics, with an emphasis on clinical research. Although she has worked in all primary therapeutic areas, for several years her primary focus was oncology. She has published (also under the name Neighbors) in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, Journal of Health Economics, Pharmacoeconomics, and Current Medical Research and Opinion, and has presented at numerous professional conferences. She has served as an adjunct faculty of Campbell University, responsible for their Health Economics course, offered as part of their Master's in Clinical Research program.