John M. O’Brien, PharmD, MPH, CHIE
by Jasmine Batchelor
August 20, 2018
Senior Advisor to the Secretary for Drug Pricing Reform,
US Department of Health & Human Services
John Michael O’Brien is Senior Advisor to the Secretary for Drug Pricing Reform. Dr. O’Brien joined HHS from CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, where he served as Vice President of Public Policy. He has also worked at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Notre Dame of Maryland University College of Pharmacy, and pharmacy and pharmaceutical organizations. John has a master’s degree in public health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, a doctor of pharmacy degree from Nova Southeastern University, and studied pharmacy and public policy at the University of Florida.