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Sean Dickson, JD, MPH

Senior Vice President, Pharmaceutical Policy, AHIP

Sean Dickson, JD, MPH, is the Senior Vice President of Pharmaceutical Policy and Strategy at AHIP. Prior to AHIP, Sean directed pharmaceutical policy at the West Health Policy Center and led prescription drug research at the Pew Charitable Trusts’ Drug Spending Research Initiative.

His policy development and research has been guided by his experience working for both pharmaceutical manufacturers and state governments on issues related to drug pricing, development, and access. During his time in the pharmaceutical industry, he counseled manufacturers on compliance with federal drug price reporting requirements. Sean subsequently supported state public health departments in discount negotiations with drug manufacturers and advising on compliance with federal drug discount program requirements.

Sean has published frequently on prescription drug pricing, including in JAMA Internal Medicine, JAMA Health Forum, Journal of Health Politics, Policy, and Law, Journal of Managed Care and Specialty Pharmacy, and Health Affairs Forefront. He is a frequent commentator on prescription drug policy, offering comments in the New York Times, Washington Post, Bloomberg, Reuters, MarketWatch, STAT, Axios, and Kaiser Health News. He holds a bachelor’s degree in public policy from the University of Chicago and both a master of public health and a law degree from the University of Michigan.