Richard Hughes IV provides strategic counsel to clients navigating a complex health regulatory and policy environment and leads teams to develop and support client policy and business strategy.
He has special expertise in the areas of vaccines and population health, state health policy and the Affordable Care Act.
Prior to joining Avalere, Richard practiced with the Washington law firm Epstein Becker Green, where he advised health care entities on a range of legal, regulatory and policy matters. His previous roles include associate director of Policy with Merck & Co, Inc., director of State Health Policy with the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, and gubernatorial appointee to the Arkansas State Board of Health.
Richard earned his JD from The George Washington University Law School and an MPH from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He is a professorial lecturer in health policy and management at The George Washington University. Richard is a member of the District of Columbia Bar and the national Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health.