Leigh Ann
Avalere Health

Daytime MBA

Class of 2001

Council Affiliation:

Health Care Alumni Advisory Board


Health Care




Greater Chicago Area


Leigh Ann Bruhn, Director at Avalere Health, advises clients on market access, product commercialization, and value strategy. In her prior pharmaceutical and medical device career, she led initiatives across health care stakeholders including commercial payers, providers, retail pharmacy, specialty pharmacy, and patient advocacy.

Prior to joining Avalere, Leigh Ann was a Director of Managed Care Marketing at Abbott Pharmaceuticals. Her work spans public and primary payers as well as both primary care and specialty products. Leigh Ann is a frequent speaker on accountable care organizations, payment and delivery reform, and specialty pharmaceuticals/specialty pharmacy and is a committee member for the National Association of Specialty Pharmacy (NASP).

Leigh Ann has a BS in Finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MBA in Health Sector Management from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. She always enjoys opportunities to connect with the growing Fuqua community.