Medical Strategy & Communications

Empower Medical Affairs and Deliver Impact

Deliver effective medical strategies, cross-functional communication plans, and programs to connect with patients and providers. We focus on strengthening the bridge between clinical and commercial, drawing from our foundation of scientific knowledge, regulatory expertise, and industry experience. By promoting innovation and best practices through this multi-stakeholder approach, we can help your team maximize the value that you bring to both providers and patients.

Areas of Expertise

Medical Affairs

Our medical affairs programs are designed to help your team identify, analyze, and utilize actionable information. We can help you recognize the most critical insights from your in-house and field teams, and then capitalize on that knowledge to build your medical affairs plans, strengthen your engagement with thought leaders, and build cutting-edge data generation programs. Success in these areas allows the medical team to provide leadership and demonstrate maximum value to your brand and organization.


Today’s business environment is faced with more velocity and volume of data than ever before. You need incisive thinking to cut through the noise and enable your audience to quickly understand the value of your product. Our unique blend of innovative techniques and unmatched expertise produce solutions targeting your key stakeholders with an optimized mix of channels that evolve over time to maximize outcomes.

Clinical and Regulatory

Achieve timely and successful healthcare product approvals/introductions, maximize market potential of existing products, comply with regulations, and defend products from science-based and regulatory challenges. Our clinical and regulatory experts provide scientific product stewardship to guide you and your counsel.

Patient Advocacy and Engagement

Patients and patient advocacy groups (PAGs) are no longer considered passive participants in our efforts. Instead, they desire inclusion and collaboration at every touchpoint of treatment development, from clinical trial protocols and peer review of research to creation of programs and initiatives intended for their use. We believe that active and ongoing patient engagement will result in more effective and beneficial treatments, and ultimately help improve patient outcomes and overall health. That’s why our patient advocacy and engagement strategies are so important to us—and to you.

Let's Talk

We would love to hear your challenge and discuss how our team of medical strategy and communications experts can help.

Michael Parisi MBA Global Practice Lead, Medical Strategy & Communications
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Erin Amato MS Executive Consultant, Medical Affairs Consulting
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Melissa Brunckhorst PhD Vice President, Medical Services, Communications
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Julie Cahill MD Vice President, Consulting and Medical Director Services
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Aree Cheshire PhD Vice President, Client Strategy, Communications
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Peg Crowley-Nowick PhD, MBA President, Medical Affairs Consulting and Head of Medical Affairs
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Susan Daniels
Susan Daniels Vice President, Patient Strategy and Engagement
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Eric Gustafson PhD Executive Consultant, Medical Affairs Consulting
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John Howley PharmD President, US Communications
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Wilson Joe PhD, CMPP Vice President, Medical Strategy, Communications
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Valarie Leishman
Valarie Leishman Lead Patient and Professional Stakeholder Services, Creative Strategy and Engagement
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Richard Marsham, President, Leith, a Lumanity business
Richard Marsham President, Leith
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Kathleen McConnell RPh, MBA, CMPP™ Managing Director, Communications
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Matthew Nowick Esq. General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, Medical Affairs Consulting
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Marissa Poli
Marissa Poli Head of Workflow, Creative Strategy and Engagement
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Jennifer Rodriguez
Jennifer Rodriguez Head of Content and Design, Creative Strategy and Engagement
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Suzann Schiller CMPP Strategic Collaborations, Medical Strategy & Communications
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David Schwartz PhD Chief Scientific Officer, Regulatory
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Juliet Simpson President, Stripe Communications
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Jackie Singley Head of Engagement, Creative Strategy and Engagement
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John Tarplee, President, UK Communications at Lumanity
John Tarplee President, UK Communications
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Karen Tountas PhD Vice President, Program and Account Management, Medical Affairs Consulting
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Steven M. Weisman PhD Global President, Clinical and Regulatory
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