Managing Director & Senior Partner
Emily Serazin joined Boston Consulting Group in 2006. She has been based both in the Washington and Mumbai offices. Emily is a core member of BCG’s Health Care and Social Impact practices. Within health care, Emily’s focus is on vaccines and global health across the value chain. She also has expertise in digital health and in the formation and optimization of public-private partnerships.
Examples of Emily's experience in the commercial health care sector include developing growth and product launch strategies for players in the global vaccines market, leading due diligences, and supporting post-merger integrations. In the realm of global public health, Emily has worked across leading global health institutions such as Gavi, UNICEF, WHO, and the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation to define investment strategies, coordinate multistakeholder efforts, prioritize portfolios, and identify key levers to drive uptake in low- and middle-income countries.
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Stakeholder support is crucial for ensuring that African vaccine-manufacturing companies can produce sufficient supply for the continent.
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Antimicrobial resistance is difficult to combat. This report gives a comprehensive assessment of vaccine R&D potential against pathogens with high levels of AMR.
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A 12- to 18-month timeline assumes that a vaccine progresses through all the various stages of testing without encountering significant issues.
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Commercial applications are poised to go mainstream. Pharma and medtech companies, payers, and providers need to engage with the technology now.
In an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal, health experts from Harvard and BCG examine the causes and consequences of parents’ concerns about vaccine safety.