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Avalere Adds Sarah Alwardt as New Practice Director

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Sarah Alwardt joins Avalere as the practice director of the Center for Healthcare Transformation.

Sarah joins Avalere after more than 20 years of experience in leadership, strategy, and operations for biopharma industries. She brings expertise in real-world data and advanced analytics related to maximizing product value and performance.

“We are pleased to welcome Sarah to Avalere.” said Elizabeth Carpenter, Head of Advisory Services at Avalere Health. “Sarah will be a creative partner to our clients looking to demonstrate value to the market in new and non-traditional ways.”

Before joining Avalere, Sarah was vice president of Ontanda Operations at McKesson where she worked to establish and implement innovative oncology evidence development strategies and led a scientific team that produced more than 200 publications and multiple regulatory filings. Prior to that, Sarah spent time at Humana, most recently serving as executive director for Comprehensive Health Insights.

“I am excited to join Avalere’s Center for Healthcare Transformation practice and look forward to working with clients across the health ecosystem,” said Sarah. “I am particularly excited about Avalere’s experience working within diverse aspects of healthcare and its focus on health equity.”

Sarah has a bachelor of science, a master of engineering, and a doctorate in chemical engineering from the University of Louisville.

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