26 May Susan R. Windham-Bannister, Ph.D.
Dr. Susan Windham-Bannister is a nationally and internationally recognized expert in biopharma innovation, market access, and market optimization strategies. She has been recognized by the Boston Globe as one of the “10 Most Influential Women in Biotech,” by Boston Magazine as one of the “50 Most Powerful Women in Boston” and is the Chair of the National Governing Board of the Association for Women in STEM (AWIS). From 2008-2015 Dr. Windham-Bannister served as President and CEO of the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC), which administered a $1-billion (USD) Life Sciences investment fund to catalyze innovation in all sectors of the Massachusetts life sciences community. Since completing her tenure with the MLSC, Dr. Windham-Bannister serves as President and CEO of Biomedical Growth Strategies, LLC, advising innovation initiatives in the U.S. and internationally. Dr. Windham-Bannister received a B.A. from Wellesley College, a Doctorate in Health Policy and Management from the Florence Heller School at Brandeis University, and a Doctor of Science from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (honoris causa). She completed her doctoral work under a fellowship from the Ford Foundation and was also a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School. Dr. Windham-Bannister also served as a Fellow in the Center for Science and Policy (CSAP) at Cambridge University, Cambridge, England.