Randy Burkholder

Vice President, Policy and Research

Randy Burkholder is Vice President of Policy and Research at the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA). Mr. Burkholder leads PhRMA work on policy solutions for supporting continued biopharmaceutical innovation and high-quality, patient-centered health care, including issues involving comparative effectiveness research, health technology assessment, payment and delivery reform (accountable care organizations and bundled payment policy), appropriate use and patient adherence, and personalized medicine. Mr. Burkholder represents PhRMA at federal agencies and advisory bodies including the Medicare Evidence Development and Coverage Advisory Committee, CMS’ Technical Expert Panel on oncology, and the Federal Coordinating Council for Comparative Effectiveness Research.  He also is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Personalized Medicine Coalition and serves on the Steering Committee of the Partnership to Improve Patient Care and the advisory committee for the Turning the Tide Against Cancer initiative.

Mr. Burkholder has over 17 years experience in health care policy, advocacy and communications in the medical technology and pharmaceutical industries.

Prior to joining PhRMA, Mr. Burkholder was Associate Vice President for Public Affairs at AdvaMed, the leading association of the medical device and diagnostics industries.