November 9-11, 2020 | Virtual Conference


John O’Brien, PharmD, MPH

Managing Partner
South Capitol

John O’Brien is a PharmD, MPH, and certified health insurance executive who most recently held multiple senior health executive positions overseeing the Administration’s health portfolio, including Senior Advisor for Drug Pricing to the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health Policy, and a key advisor to the Secretary for Medicare, Medicaid, and private health insurance.

Prior to his most recent government service, Dr. O’Brien held senior policy positions in the life sciences and managed care industries, was a career official at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) during the Obama Administration, and served as a health policy fellow in the U.S. Senate. He also holds a number of academic appointments, including Senior Fellow at the USC-Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics.

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