Echelon and OPEN Health Combine the Best of Both Worlds

We are an integrated, global team of research and communication experts working together
to improve the lives of patients worldwide.



Scientific communication planning,

publications, HEOR & medical affairs support

We support each client partner with an account team experienced in communication planning, a medical team with specific therapeutic expertise, and a seasoned project management team dedicated to flawless execution.

Our Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR) and Real-World Evidence (RWE) experts at Echelon Brand Communications provide comprehensive, custom HEOR communication strategies and solutions throughout the product life cycle.

Our teams work in partnership with US and global pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device companies, contributing to the success of more than 120 products spanning all major therapeutic areas.

Our commitment to excellence

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Account teams

  • Industry experience averaging >10 years

  • Certified Medical Publication Professional (CMPP) training

  • Dedication to exemplary service and the highest quality

  • Therapeutic area experience to match the product

  • Support provided throughout the product’s life cycle

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Editorial staff

  • Industry experience averaging >20 years

  • Previous positions at journals and medical associations

  • Dedicated assignment to teams based on therapeutic area experience

  • Collaboration with medical experts to develop high-quality communications

  • Fact checking, copyright clearance, and reference database maintenance

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Medical direction and writing

  • Industry experience averaging >15 years

  • Advanced scientific degrees: MDs, PhDs, PharmDs, RPhs

  • Diverse therapeutic area experience aligned with client needs

  • Extensive writing backgrounds throughout the team

  • Scientific and clinical expertise to ensure accuracy

  • Communication consistency across all projects

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Continuous learning

  • We have been a corporate supporter of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP) since its inception

  • We support ISMPP membership for our staff:

    • Annual meeting attendance

    • Ongoing educational Lunch N Learns

    • Committee involvement

    • Faculty participation at workshops/seminars

  • We support CMPP certification for our Account Teams

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HEOR & value evidence, strategy, and methodology

  • PhD-trained scientists with ≥20 years of HEOR experience

  • Understanding of US and global HTA perspectives

  • Proficiency in developing value propositions and evidence-generation strategies

  • Skilled in observational real-world study designs and economic models

  • Extensive track record of peer-reviewed HEOR publications and presentations


Contact us

To learn more about Echelon Brand Communications and discuss what we could do for you, please get in touch.

New Business

+1 973-206-7927

Senior Vice President, Client Services

Lisa Shupe

New Business

Vice President, Client Services

+1 973-695-7713

Eileen Gutschmidt 


Executive Director, Medical Resources

+1 973-975-4238

Stephanie Salamanca

Finance, Operations & HR

+1 973-582-5724

Allyson J. Johnson

Senior Vice President, Finance, Operations and HR



Octagon 10 Office Center

1719 Route 10 East, Suite 200, 

Parsippany, NJ 07054

phone: +1 973-695-7700
fax: +1 973-582-5710


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