Avalere Health
An Inovalon Company

Evidence Generation & Value Demonstration

Strengthen Your Value

With today’s focus on the “triple aim”—improving the experience of care, improving the health of populations, and reducing per capita costs of healthcare—demands for high-quality, accurate, and evidence-based information have never been higher. Life science companies are being asked to provide more evidence about product value, including information on effectiveness, costs, and risks of new or existing therapies. With consumers and other industry stakeholders placing an increasing emphasis on data to make their decisions, health plans and providers face a similar challenge to demonstrate value. Avalere develops, implements, and evaluates strategies for improved data collection, integration, and utilization to measure and demonstrate the value of healthcare treatments and services across the patient care continuum.

What's Your Challenge?

  • ​Study Design
  • ​Registry Design, Implementation, and Evaluation
  • Real-World Evidence Generation
  • ​Legislative/Regulatory Tracking

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Kristi Mitchell

Senior Vice President


Kristi Mitchell, Senior Vice President, leads client engagements involving the use of clinical data for strategic decision-making across multiple industries, including life sciences, health plans, and professional societies. In this capacity, she provides strategic guidance for innovative collection and utilization of data, as well as, oversees the diffusion of best practice in quality measurement development, implementation, and evaluation across multiples industries.

Prior to joining Avalere, Kristi worked at the American College of Cardiology (ACC), leading the development of the National Cardiovascular Data Registry, most recently as the Chief Science Officer. Prior to the ACC, she assessed the impact of public health policies, programs, and practices on health outcomes at Battelle Centers for Public Health Policy and Evaluation and at the Institute for Health Policy Studies at the University of California, San Francisco.

Kristi has an AB in Human Biology and Public Policy from Brown University and a MPH in Public Health Policy Administration and Epidemiology from University of Michigan. She sits on the FDA MDEpiNet Interim Advisory Committee and the Pew Trust Future of Medical Device Registry Stakeholder Group.

Michelle Bruno



Michelle Bruno, Director, advises clients on developments and trends in evidence-based medicine, healthcare quality improvement, and performance measurement related to different therapeutic areas and clinical practices.  Michelle has expertise in qualitative research design and tool development for quality improvement implementation.

Prior to Avalere, Michelle was a Senior Health Care Quality Analyst at the American College of Cardiology and a Senior Program Associate at The National Academies, Institute of Medicine.

Michelle has an MPP with concentrations in Health Policy and Public and Non-Profit Management from Georgetown University and a BA in Government and French from the University of Notre Dame.

Angel Valladares



Angel Valladares, Manager, provides research and analytic support for clients within the field of evidence-based medicine and healthcare quality measurement and improvement. Angel has experience in quality measure feasibility and development specifically as it relates to electronic clinical quality measures, as well as experience in patient-centered outcomes research, qualitative and quantitative research, program evaluation, and the design and implementation of clinical research studies.

Prior to joining Avalere, Angel was a Research Assistant at the University of Michigan’s School of Nursing; designing, implementing and managing an NIH-funded research grant which lead to several peer-reviewed publications. The objective of the project was to develop an innovative virtual platform for delivering evidence-based training to clinicians in a variety of disciplines and professions. Through his training he has harnessed skills and knowledge around population health and epidemiology, statistical and survey methodology, health communications delivery and healthcare policy analysis.

Angel received an MPH from the University of Michigan and a BS in Biological Science and Anthropology from Florida State University.

Debbie Lucas

Vice President


Debbie Lucas, Vice President, advises clients on value strategies, market access, and evidence generation. Debbie leads efforts with life sciences companies, professional societies, quality improvement organizations, and healthcare providers related to the strategic collection and use of clinical data to improve patient care with a particular emphasis on electronic health data.  Most recently she worked on an initiative that brought together the healthcare provider and EHR communities to design a module focused on childhood obesity to support improvements in healthcare via shared decision-making, care coordination, and self-management.

Prior to joining Avalere, Debbie was the Director of Clinical Quality and Consulting at DocSite (later acquired by Covisint) and spent much of her career at GlaxoSmithKline.

Debbie has an MPH in Epidemiology from the University of Michigan and a BS in Biology from Baldwin-Wallace College. She was a member of the Commonwealth Fund’s Health Care Leaders Opinion Survey Panel.

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