Richard Hughes IV provides strategic counsel to clients navigating a complex healthcare environment and leads teams to develop and support client business strategy.
He is an expert thought leader and adviser in the areas of vaccines, preventive services, population health, state health policy and the Affordable Care Act. Richard leads Avalere’s vaccines and preventive services team, which provides integrated policy, market access, evidence and commercialization strategies to clients.
Prior to joining Avalere, Richard practiced law with Epstein Becker Green. He previously held roles with Merck and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials. Richard was also a gubernatorially appointed member of the Arkansas State Board of Health and held a public health faculty appointment at the George Washington University.
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 member of the District of Columbia Bar and the national Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health.