SummaryAvalere Health welcomes Alex (Shuang) Du as an associate principal to its Market Access practice. He will support a variety of Avalere’s clients in navigating the evolving healthcare landscape.
“We are very excited to have Alex join our team. His experience will provide valuable insights that will inform market strategy for our clients across healthcare sectors,” said Lance Grady, Market Access practice director at Avalere Health. “Alex’s extensive knowledge of payer network operations and big-data management will help address our clients’ business needs and develop solutions.”
Before joining Avalere, Alex was a managing consultant at The Lewin Group, where he managed various projects focusing on data analytics for commercial and government clients. He also worked with all-payer claims databases and value-based payment program evaluation. Before that, Alex was the head of the Payment Analytics department for Kaiser Permanente’s Mid-Atlantic region, leading its contract negotiations with network hospitals and providers. His team was responsible for payment model design and fee schedule development. He began his career in healthcare at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, supporting its hospital market expansion and strategic planning initiatives.
“I am excited to join Avalere’s Market Access practice and look forward to working on data-driven approaches to inform on coverage, payment, and market solutions for clients,” said Alex.
Alex has a master’s degree in health services administration from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, a master’s degree in statistics from Michigan Technological University, and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Nankai University in Tianjin, China.
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