Lauren barnes

Lauren G. Barnes

Board Chair, Cancer Support Community Vice President, Managed Markets Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Lauren Barnes is Vice President, Managed Markets at Vertex Pharmaceuticals, a global biotechnology company that aims to discover, develop and commercialize innovative medicines so people with serious diseases can lead better lives. In addition to its clinical development programs focused on cystic fibrosis, Vertex has more than a dozen ongoing research programs aimed at other serious and life-threatening diseases.

Ms. Barnes was previously Senior Vice President, Avalere Health. At Avalere, she provided strategic payer planning and public policy expertise to clients in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries to assist in the successful commercialization of their products. Prior to joining Avalere, Ms. Barnes was Director of the Payment and Coverage Group at Amgen. Immediately prior to her time with Amgen, she worked for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in the Coverage and Analysis Group and sat on the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System panel.

Ms. Barnes has a BA in Public Health and a MHS in Health Care Policy from Johns Hopkins University. She serves on the board of the Cancer Support Community, an international nonprofit dedicated to providing support, education, and hope to people affected by cancer.