France G. Sowell
Bethesda, United States
France G. Sowell is a Scientist on the Patient-Reported Outcomes Center of Excellence and located in Pharmerit’s Bethesda, MD office. Before joining Pharmerit, she has conducted outcomes research with pediatric patients and has 8 years of clinical research experience in a therapeutic setting. For the past 7 years, France has focused on the development and evaluation of clinical outcomes assessments (COAs). Her qualitative research experience has focused primarily on the assessment of disease burden, treatment benefit and adherence, and healthcare provider treatment decisions.
She has conducted interviews with patients diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, breast cancer, psoriasis and atopic dermatitis, non-small-cell lung cancer, multiple myeloma, axial spondyloarthritis, amyloidosis, eosinophilic esophagitis, and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. She has also interviewed childrens on their experience with vaccines and caregivers of patients diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. France has experience working on US and international projects and has participated in PRO item generation, the analysis of quantitative and qualitative data, and the preparation of PRO regulatory dossiers. She has developed a disease model based on literature reviews and interviews with key opinion leaders on lupus erythematosus and has participated in the development of PRO endpoint strategies on CAR-T therapy and hemophilia. France has conducted targeted literature reviews and prepared protocols, research reports, manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals, and presentations for international conferences. She has also been involved in the development of strategic market access tools, including graphical user interface (GUI) communication tools, global value dossiers, and global value slide decks. Her recent work has focused on post-marketing research on urea cycle disorders with physicians and patients, and the development of a landscape assessment of pain therapies. France holds a PhD in cognitive neuropsychology from the University of Lyon in France and an MA in Education from the University of Montreal. She completed her postdoctoral training in the department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the University of Rochester in New-York state.