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Darren E. Zinner, Ph.D.

Scientist and Senior Lecturer

Darren E. Zinner, Ph.D., is a Scientist at The Health Industry Forum and a Senior Lecturer at the Heller School of Social Policy & Management at Brandeis University. He is also the Assistant Chairman of the Health: Science, Society and Policy program for undergraduate students.

Prior to coming to Brandeis, he managed several research projects at the Harvard/Massachusetts General Hospital Institute for Health Policy, where he studied the implications of academic-industry relationships on the productivity and innovativeness of life scientists.  From 1996 to 2000, he was Senior Associate for Covance Health Economics and Outcomes Services, leading strategic consulting engagements concerning the clinical development, insurance reimbursement, and product launch for novel biopharmaceutical and device products.  In the early 1990s, he worked as a biomedical engineer designing and developing laparoscopic instruments for United States Surgical Corporation. 

He earned his doctoral degree in Health Policy from Harvard University and a masters degree in Technology and Policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  Dr. Zinner has authored and co-authored several peer reviewed publications and is the inventor on two patents.