Kimberly Westrich is the vice president for health services research for the National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC). Ms. Westrich has been with NPC since 2000 and is responsible for leading research initiatives on the value of pharmaceuticals. She has published extensively on issues related to value assessment frameworks, accountable care organizations, clinical pathways, risk-sharing agreements, quality performance measurement, comparative effectiveness research for health care decision-making, and value-based insurance design.
Prior to joining NPC, Ms. Westrich served as director of research at the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA). She also worked as a health care consultant at the Lewin Group and as a pharmacoeconomic analyst at Johnson & Johnson.
Ms. Westrich received her master’s degree in economics from Northwestern University and undergraduate degree in economics from the College of William and Mary.
- Karmarkar T, Graff JS, Westrich K. “Underestimating the Value of an Intervention: The Case for Including Productivity in Value Assessments and Formulary Design.” J Manag Care Spec Pharm. 2020 May;26(5):652-661.
- Dubois RW, Westrich K, Buelt L. “Are Value-Based Arrangements the Answer We’ve Been Waiting for?.” Value Health. 2020 Apr;23(4):418-420.
- Dubois RW, Westrich K. “As Value Assessment Frameworks Evolve, Are They Finally Ready for Prime Time?.” Value Health. 2019 Sep;22(9):977-980.
- Chawla A, Westrich K, Dai A, Mantels S, Dubois R. “U.S. Care Pathways: Continued Focus on Oncology and Outstanding Challenges.” Am J Manag Care. 2019 Jun;25(6):280-287.
- Mahendraratnam N, Sorenson C, Richardson E, Daniel G, Buelt L, Westrich K, Qian J, Campbell H, McClellan M, Dubois R. “Value-Based Agreements May Be More Prevalent Than Assumed in the US.” Am J Manag Care. 2019 Feb;25(2):70-76.
- Wilks C, Krisle E, Westrich K, Lunner K, Muhlestein D, Dubois R. “Optimization of Medication Use at Accountable Care Organizations.” J Manag Care Spec Pharm. 2017 Oct;23(10):1054-1064.
- Lakdawalla D, MacEwan JP, Dubois R, Westrich K, Berdud M. Towse A. “What Do Pharmaceuticals Really Cost in the Long Run?” Am J Manag Care. 2017 Aug;23(8):488-493.
- Abrahams E, Balch A, Goldsmith P, Kean M, Miller AM, Omenn G, Sonet E. Sprandio J, Tyne C, Westrich K. “Clinical Pathways: Recommendations for Putting Patients at the Center of Value-Based Care.” Clin Cancer Res. 2017 Aug;23(16):4545-4549.