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Estefi Alvarez, PhD is an Associate Director at the Global Market Access Team at Alira Health. Estefi is an innovation & patient-focused business, corporate strategy development foundation builder in the medical devices and pharma industry. At Alira Health, she leads a multidisciplinary team focused on helping Medtech and Pharma clients navigate the rapidly changing payer environment and recommending actionable strategies to address complex evidence requirements and breakdown payer barriers to achieve optimal price and access. Prior to Alira Health, she spent 8 years at Hologic, a women’s healthcare company, working across the Breast & Skeletal and Gynecologic Divisions within R&D Innovation and Business Development. She drove revenue and profit-critical decision making for product portfolio/pipeline, M&A and licensing/distribution deals. Estefi hands-on experience in developing, assessing and commercializing new diagnostic, minimally invasive and surgical treatment and monitoring tools, imaging systems, implants, biologics, digital health, pharmaceuticals, and has been awarded four patent applications. Estefi holds a PhD in Bioengineering from Clemson University, a M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from Alfred University and a B.S in Engineering Science from Smith College.

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