For Immediate Release
Vice President of Life Sciences Strategic Consulting Named Mason Russell
Ann Arbor, MI, Sep. 27, 2013 — Mason Russell, an internationally known health economist and senior health services research leader,
has joined Truven Health Analytics™ as vice president of strategic consulting. In his new role, Mr.
Russell will oversee the firm’s strategic consulting practice area within the Life Sciences business.
This practice area encompasses a wide range of services designed to assist Life Sciences customers
in demonstrating and communicating the value of products to payers and other critical stakeholders,
including market access and commercial strategy, economic modeling, patient-reported outcomes,
literature-related services, and field-based observational research.
"Mason will serve a vital strategic role guiding our Life Sciences related products and services, "
said Truven Health Analytics president & CEO Mike Boswood. "With his proven track record of driving
top-level scientific research initiatives, he will bring a critical eye to our product and business
development initiatives, as well as a deep operational expertise to our broader organization.”
Russell comes to Truven Health from inVentiv Health, where he provided global scientific leadership
and management in health economics and outcomes research for the Clinical division. Prior to
joining inVentiv Health, he served as head of health economics at RTI Health Solutions and as a vice
president of Abt Bio-Pharma Solutions. Aspects of his research have appeared in more than 125
manuscripts and abstracts published in scientific journals. Mr. Russell serves as a director or
officer of several charitable and philanthropic organizations, including the Masonic Health System
of Massachusetts and Overlook Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice.
“Truven Health employees pride themselves on delivering exceptionally strong analytic rigor and best
in class customer service. When our Life Science customers asked us to apply this delivery model
to an expanded scope of research and consulting services beyond our traditional retrospective
database research services, we listened., ” said Stacey Long, vice president and general manager
of the Life Sciences division at Truven Health Analytics. “Mason became our obvious choice to lead
this new solution set with his customer-centric mindset and strong reputation in the HEOR field.
We are excited to bring his leadership in conjunction with our team of passionate researchers to
expand the value demonstration and market access services we deliver to our customers.”
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