Head of Patient Engagement
Marie Emms has 25 years of experience in healthcare communications, spanning public relations, medical education and patient engagement. She has spent the past 20 years focused solely in patient engagement, supporting pharma and biotech clients. She specializes in the development and execution of strategic integrated communications programs to support sites and their patients through the clinical trial journey, from initial awareness, consent through to compliance and adherence. Marie has worked on a wide variety of therapeutic areas across neonatal, paediatric, adult and geriatric studies. In her role as Head of Patient Engagement, she is responsible for developing engagement programs to support patient recruitment and retention globally across all Syneos Health studies.
Cross-functional collaboration within Syneos is essential for the creation and delivery of effective strategies that drive enrolment and engagement in the clinical trials that enable sponsors to bring drugs to market faster and to the patients that need them. Marie’s unique insight into the wealth of experience across Syneos allows her to bring together the right mix of people. Her spirit of partnership encourages and ensures successful collaboration.
Marie defines what it means to be a leader in today’s rapidly changing healthcare industry. She has a genuine and singular passion to improve the lives of patients – a passion that motivates and energizes her colleagues at Syneos and everyone with whom she interacts.
Marie has spent much of her career on the agency side of the business prior to Syneos Health.