Sergio DIAZ

Sergio DIAZ

Associate Director Patient Advocacy, EMEA, IQVIA

Education: MSc in Health Economics Policy and Management, London School of Economics. Postgraduate Cert, International Health Technology Assessment, Pricing and Reimbursement, University of Sheffield. BA in Healthcare Management, Mexico. BA in Philosophy, Italy

Since 2015, lease with patient organizations across several therapeutic areas building strategic collaborations to improve standards of care.

Leads the patient advocacy strategy in EU and UKI to enable and connect patient-driven research and patient-lead data collections.

Prior roles include working in the charity sector managing registries and developing of data strategies for charities, working for pharmaceutical industry (Janssen, Baxalta, Shire, Takeda) engaging with patient organizations and as consultant leading international projects to consent with top-level experts in the understanding and implementation of new standards of care for oncology, mental health, and rare diseases.

Areas of expertise: Disease specific patient registry design and implementation for Patient Organizations and Non for-profits. Industry-Third sector partnership models and collaboration strategies. Implementation of patient-voice inclusion and co-creation process in R&D, HTA and RWE. Real world evidence (RWE) and patient reported outcomes (PROs) identification and study design.

Current Responsibility and Focus: Strategic engagement with Patient Organizations, leads IQVIA’s data-strategy vision for patient organizations, leverages IQVIA knowledge and expertise to enable sustainable and reliable patient-lead data.