Vice President, Health Economics and Medical Science


Reporting to the Chief Medical Officer, the Vice President, Health Economics and Medical Science has responsibility for the medical leadership and strategic direction of all activities involving Health Economics, Formulary Access, and Medical Science research activities (Investigator-Initiated Studies and Medical Education Grant review) within the Medical Affairs Department, ensuring operational excellence, integrity, and continual improvement.

Specifically the Vice President, Health Economics and Medical Science will be able to successfully accomplish the following responsibilities:

  1. Directly supervise and provide management oversight of the field-based Health Economics and Medical Science (HE/MS) Liaison team and provide medical leadership to the Medical Affairs department in collaboration with the Vice President, Medical Affairs, for instance, participating in the implementation of the IIS Committee and review of medical education materials and medical educational grant submissions.
  2. Work with the Chief Medical Officer to implement appropriate project plans for all health economic and formulary access strategies for the lead product, OLINVYK. Communicate health economic strategy effectively to other members of the Executive Team, to peer colleagues with the Medical Operations organization, and to direct reports within the field-based HE/MSL team.  Conduct direct presentations of the health economic model for OLINVYK and the associated scientific data from the OLINVYK clinical development program to key HCDM leaders.
  3. Possess extensive knowledge of health economic model design and analysis and be able to present complex ideas in a straightforward and understandable manner to HCDMs. Possess a deep understanding of cost-effectiveness models, budget impact models.
  4. Experience with the development and implementation of the content and format of product dossiers, such as the AMCP dossier, and other scientific materials, and their appropriate use to achieve formulary access. Possess a deep understanding of the landscape to ensure regulatory compliance and integrity in all interactions with HCDMs and their institutions.
  5. Understand the hospital reimbursement environment and the processes associated with formulary access and Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committees’ processes.
  6. Design appropriate budgets to accomplish departmental health economic plans, and delegate team members accordingly. Identify needs, initiate and lead diverse strategic operational initiatives and re-challenge existing ones to improve effectiveness and efficiency.  Maintain appropriate documentation of departmental plans including timelines, milestones and spending to budget.
  7. Collaborate with peer company colleagues in Medical Affairs, Quantitative Sciences, Nonclinical Development, CMC/Manufacturing, Business Development, and Commercial Affairs, and provide necessary work to complete cross-functional goals as required, ensuring an effective program of priority setting, budgeting and resource deployment across collaborating departments.
  8. Establish and foster professional relationships with KOLs and academic institutions and work closely with the Vice President, Medical Affairs to develop a strategically informed plan of areas of interest to inform the Investigator Initiated Study program. Direct the HE/MSL team to foster the submission of high-quality study proposals to the IIS program for review.
  9. Possess extensive knowledge of drug development programs across all phases.
  10. Foster a collaborative, motivating, innovative, problem-solving culture and mindset and develop high-performing field-based clinical teams. Take the initiative in solving problems, not simply identifying them.
  11. Ensure high-quality operational execution with equal emphases on successful interpersonal communication, respect and engagement with colleagues, and scientific and strategic excellence.
  12. Ensure that all departmental activities and the conduct of the field-based HE/MSL team meet regulatory requirements and implemented in a compliant manner at all times.
  13. Serve as the expert voice of the Company on all matters pertaining to health economic research and clinical interpretation of these data.
  14. Observe compliance with all Trevena policies, SOPs and safety guidelines.
  15. Other duties as assigned.


Up to 60% domestic/international travel.


  1. MD or PhD or PharmD degree, with at least 7 years experience in HEOR experience, medical reimbursement and/or formulary status/presentations.
  2. At least 7+ years of medical affairs/reimbursement experience, with 3+ years of MSL management experience.
  3. Hospital experience strongly preferred.
  4. Expertise in neuroscience and/or opioid or pain management development is preferred.


  1. A high level of integrity and respect for others, and a strong sense of enjoyment in seeing their team succeed.
  2. Experienced team leadership and project management skills.
  3. Demonstrated ability to formulate tactical and strategic recommendations to executive leadership.
  4. Strong presentation and communication skills (verbal and written) with ability to clearly communicate results, plans, issues, and risks.
  5. Strong attention to detail.
  6. Extensive knowledge of health economics outcomes research.
  7. Ability to operate within a rapidly changing environment, while maintaining a sense of humor, and inspiring others to collaborate effectively.

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