Biruk Bekele supports clients in market access, product commercialization, and reimbursement strategy.
With a particular interest in data analytics, value-based payment models, and physician-administered therapies, he applies his experience to help clients maximize product access and improve healthcare delivery.
Prior to joining Avalere, Biruk was a data analyst at the Wharton Public Policy Initiative, where he investigated medical supply transactions to simulate hospital negotiations and determine the impact of price transparency on cost savings. Additionally, he has worked with various start-ups focusing on expanding an educational platform for pre-medical students, evaluating the value of video telemedicine for nurse case managers and investigating high-priority markets for smartphone diagnostics platform Biomeme.
Biruk has a BA in economics from the University of Pennsylvania and minored in biology.