Luis Hernandez, MSc, Senior Research Scientist and Director, Modeling & Simulation - Evidera

Luis Hernandez

MSc, MPH, Senior Director and Senior Research Scientist, Evidence Synthesis, Modeling & Communication

With more than 12 years’ experience in health economics, Luis focuses on scientific leadership and innovation, creating strategic partnerships with pharmaceutical and medical device companies to develop the clinical and economic value story of healthcare technologies, and to support their global, local, and regional market access, and reimbursement initiatives. He is also responsible for strategic consultation and for the use of best methods and practices in health economics to address research needs of his clients.

Areas of expertise include multiple sclerosis, hematologic oncology, depression, Alzheimer’s disease, cardiovascular disease, and simulation models of patients’ flow in clinical facilities. Luis has 13 publications in peer-reviewed journals such as the European Heart Journal, Journal of Managed Care and Specialty Pharmacy, Alzheimer’s and Dementia, and Pharmacoeconomics.

Luis holds a master’s degree in operations research and statistics and a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from the Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá, Colombia). He also holds a master’s degree in public health from Tufts University (Boston, MA, USA).

In 2010 and 2011, Luis was a full-time professor of decision analysis, discrete event simulation, probability, and statistics in the undergraduate and graduate programs of the industrial engineering department, and professor of decision analysis for the Executive MBA program of the business department at the Universidad de los Andes. In 2019, Luis was awarded the Ian MacNeill, PhD Award by Tufts University for demonstrating an outstanding ability to analyze and interpret and display and communicate critical information derived from research data.