Vice President, Advocacy, Policy, and Patient Safety, PatientsLikeMe
Sally Okun, RN, BSN, MMHS, is vice president for advocacy, policy, and patient safety at PatientsLikeMe. Since joining the company in 2008, she has overseen numerous aspects of the site’s early development related to health data integrity, medical ontology, drug safety platform and, more recently, leading the development of the company’s Ethics and Compliance Advisory Board. Ms. Okun ensures that patient voices and insights are integrated into diverse health policy initiatives at national and global levels, and is the company’s liaison with external organizations, government, and regulatory agencies. She oversees the company’s Research Collaboration Agreement with the FDA and is a member of numerous advisory groups, including the National Academy of Medicine’s Leadership Consortium on Science and Value Driven Healthcare; The Commonwealth Fund’s National Advisory Group on Health Care Delivery System Reform; PRIM&R’s Board of Directors for, and the Advisory Group for the Duke Margolis Center for Health Policy Collaborative on Real World Evidence. A registered nurse, Ms. Okun practiced as a community-based palliative and end of life care specialist. She completed her graduate studies at The Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University. She was a 2010 fellow in biomedical informatics for the National Library of Medicine, and a 2014 Salzburg Global Fellow in New Paradigms for Behavioral and Mental Health.
Saturday, November 17
10:00 AM – 11:15 AM