Krista A. Payne, MEd, is the vice president and general manager of the Evidera Business Unit within the Clinical Research Group Patient and Advisory Services Division of Thermo Fisher Scientific. In this role, she has global executive leadership and P&L responsibilities for Evidera’s combined practices (data and analytics, evidence synthesis, modeling and communication, development and value/access consulting, as well as patient-centered research, non-interventional studies delivery, scientific and specialized solutions, medical writing and health care communications).
Over the course of Ms. Payne’s 30+ year career in the life science industry, she has successfully built and led high-performing, multidisciplinary research units responsible for real-world data strategy, as well as the design and conduct of real-world evidence, non-interventional studies. Ms. Payne has worked with life science companies across all product phases to develop value demonstration strategies and integrated real-world solutions to meet multiple stakeholder needs and maximize market potential. Her expertise includes applied scientific and management experience across a diversity of prospective and retrospective methodologies. She has also served as a principal investigator for numerous multinational observational studies, registries, and peri- and post-approval programs across a diversity of therapeutic areas.
Ms. Payne has a long-standing history with Evidera, beginning nearly 30 years ago as director of health economics study design at Caro Research, one of the original Evidera scientific consultancies.
Ms. Payne received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, and her master’s degree in educational psychology from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.