Aylin Altan

PhD, Senior Vice President of Research at OptumLabs

Aylin Altan is Senior Vice President of Research at OptumLabs, specializing in the use of real-world data and evidence in health services research and health economics. She works with OptumLabs partners as a consultant and co-investigator, oversees the OptumLabs team of scientists and research analysts, and leads workshops, issues panels, and training sessions both for OptumLabs partners and at clinical, policy, and industry conferences and meetings.  Most recently, Dr. Altan served on a July 2018 panel at the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in Washington, D.C.  focused on the use of real-world data and evidence for regulatory decision-making.   

Prior to joining Optum Labs in 2015, Dr. Altan led Optum’s North American Health Economics and Outcomes Research organization.  In this role, she was responsible for working with Life Sciences companies to develop evidence generation strategies in support of their key assets, with the end goal of publication in the peer-reviewed, clinical and policy literature. 

Dr. Altan holds an undergraduate degree from Stanford University and a PhD in Health Services Research from the University of Minnesota. She was a contributing author to Managed Care and the Treatment of Chronic Illness, published by Sage Publications, and has more than 30 publications in peer-reviewed journals, as well as more than 90 posters, workshops, podium presentations, and invited speaking engagements. 

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