Liisa has over 20 years of experience in the life sciences industry, including a decade in various global roles in medical affairs and clinical development at biopharmaceutical companies in the San Francisco Bay Area with a focus on bringing oncology drugs to market in the United States, Europe, and Asia-Pacific region. She joined Guidehouse’s San Francisco office in 2017 and transferred to Guidehouse Europe in 2019.
Liisa provides strategic and tactical consulting support for global Medical Affairs functions, including compliant scientific/medical and pharmacoeconomic communications with healthcare professionals, payers, and patients; medical advisory board management; review of promotional and non-promotional materials (PCR/MLR); educational grant management; publication planning; and investigator-initiated and non-interventional study oversight pre-and post-product launch.
Liisa has participated in several monitorship service engagements in which Guidehouse served as the Independent Review Organization and has led third-party audits for clients under a Consent Decree. She has played key roles in compliance program development, implementation, and evaluation for a variety of life sciences organizations in the United States and Europe. She also conducts assessments of global clinical trials with medical products in accordance with ICH E6 GCP and other regulatory requirements in preparation for audits by regulatory authorities.
Liisa holds a PhD in molecular biology from Heidelberg University, Germany, and an MBA from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. She is a Certified Clinical Research Associate (CCRA), a Board Certified Medical Affairs Specialist (BCMAS), and fluent in English and German
MS (Diplom), Biological Sciences, University of Heidelberg, Germany PhD (Dr rer nat), Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Heidelberg, Germany MBA, General Management/Marketing, The College of William and Mary, USA
CCRA, Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) Certificate, Health Economics and Outcomes Research, University of Washington Graduate Certificate, Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Law and Compliance, Seton Hall University School of Law Certified Clinical Research Associate (CCRA) Board Certified Medical Affairs Specialist (BSMAS)