Leah Vriesman,
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Director, Executive Education Programs in Health Policy and Management
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

Associate Adjunct Professor, Health Policy and Management
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
Phone: (310) 206-2602
E-mail: vriesman@ucla.edu

Leah Vriesman is Assistant Professor of the Program in Health Policy and Management in the Department of Health Policy and Management. She teaches Healthcare Marketing, Health Systems Organization and Financing, and the 2nd year capstone course, Integrative Field Seminar. Dr. Vriesman is also an Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado-Denver, teaching Pharmaceutical Marketing Management.

As a 2010-2011 U.S. Fulbright grant recipient and German Scholar Exchange award winner, Dr. Vriesman is in Neu-Ulm, Bavaria, Germany during the academic year. She is at the University of Applied Sciences in the Health Management program teaching Hospital and Healthcare Strategy, Marketing, and International Health System Comparisons while also conducting original research on personal health records, medical travel, and e-Health using internet connectivity. She's bringing these same topics as a lecturer at Mzumbe University in Tanzania the beginning of September.

Dr. Vriesman is also President and Founder of Excel Research, LLC, a healthcare management and policy consulting firm. Specializing in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry, Excel Research primarily conducts outcomes research, economic analysis, and market trend projections. Prior to founding Excel Research, Dr. Vriesman was Senior Director of North American Business Development within the Medical Technology Practice at The Lewin Group, an international health policy and research corporation, and subsidiary of Quintiles Transnational.

She is UCLA's Co-Principle Investigator on the National Center for Healthcare Leadership's research studying the relationship between graduate health management curriculums with educational outstanding new leaders in the field. Her other particular areas of career interest are comparative merger & acquisition theory between the public and private sectors and pharm-biotech market strategies.

Dr. Vriesman received her PhD in Health Services Research from UCLA and her MHA and MBA in Strategy from the University of Minnesota-Minneapolis.