Anna Scott, PhD
Senior Principal, Los Angeles
Since joining Deallus over 11 years ago, Anna has led numerous client engagements in competitive intelligence, brand strategy, strategic market access, and portfolio optimization. She operates as a thought partner to help clients assess the impact of strategic decisions in the market, define and optimize business strategy, and provide support in making go/no go decisions. Anna is an experienced wargame facilitator and has executed numerous competitive simulation exercises, supporting products in early clinical development all the way through pre-LoE. As a competitive intelligence consultant, she has personally covered over 60+ medical congresses, and she leverages this experience to devise optimal tactics for her project teams.
What motivates you?
Tying the thread from the science and research aspect of the work to more of the commercial insights and impact that these have in the marketplace. I think those connections are really satisfying to make in our work and I know our clients value that immensely.
The other side is the people aspect – I’m motivated by working closely with my internal teams as well as working closely with my clients and getting the opportunity to thought partner with them. I love to solve problems – when you can come away from a project knowing that you either helped provide clarity on a critical decision, or you helped get to the bottom of something that was problematic for your clients in some aspect of their drug development or commercialization process – that satisfactions drives me.
Background and experience
10+ years of life sciences consulting experience
Deep expertise in competitive dynamics of the US pharmaceutical industry
Academic research background in neuropharmacology
Specializes in competitive intelligence, brand strategy, strategic market access, portfolio optimization, and workshop facilitation
Therapy area expertise
Life outside of work
I have two small children that keep me very busy – they are so much fun, and I spend most of my time watching them grow up and keeping them out of trouble. I also love being outdoors, doing yoga, spending time at the beach, and travelling.