Sanika Rege, MS, PhD is a Senior Research Analyst in Real World Evidence & Data Analytics, located in OPEN Health’s Bethesda office. Her expertise includes large retrospective database/claims analyses, drug safety and comparative effectiveness research, analysis of patient characteristics, real-world treatment patterns, and medication/healthcare resource utilization. She has also worked with publicly available survey datasets, as well as designed and validated questionnaires for survey-based research. She is experienced in working across diverse therapeutic areas including mental health/psychiatry, asthma, cardiovascular disorders, hepatitis-C, pain, oncology, and rheumatoid arthritis.
Prior to joining OPEN Health, Sanika has worked as an HEOR intern with AbbVie in Chicago where she developed protocols, conducted literature review, and analyzed longitudinal national laboratory datasets to help identify trends and gaps in the hepatitis-C care cascade. Additionally, she has worked on pharma-funded projects, and government–sponsored grants, and has mentored pharmacy residents and junior researchers in conceptualizing projects, study designs, and statistical methodologies. She has presented her work at various national and international conferences, and has a strong publication background in peer-reviewed journals. Her research work using Medicare claims data among patients with dementia was selected for ISPOR Student Research Spotlight for two consecutive years. Sanika earned her PhD in Pharmaceutical Health Outcomes and Policy from the University of Houston, and her MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Butler University, Indianapolis.