HSC brings you a group of talented people grounded in science, marketing, medicine, digital, creative, and interactive communications. Together they transform the promise of your brand into market value. Our scientific team, an accomplished group of MDs, PhDs, and PharmDs, translate complex science into impactful and meaningful messages while protecting the integrity of your science. Our strategy team, a group of clinicians and seasoned marketers, align the science with your objectives to build your roadmap to success. Our award-winning creative and interactive team, composed of experienced designers and interactive artists, visualizes the science into captivating 2-D and 3-D designs. Our digital team reaches your key customers through targeted multichannel dissemination. Together they partner with you and our results-oriented client services team to implement the vision for your brand.
Clients stay with HSC because time and again we deliver on-target scientific strategy supported by multichannel communications plans that are tailored to meaningfully engage your target audiences.
Delphine Dubois, MD, MBA
Chief Executive Officer, Health Science Communications
Delphine discovered the exciting world of scientific communication and advertising while working on the launch of Proscar for Merck in France. Following her marketing and advertising experience in Europe, she moved to the US and developed scientific communications for multiple drug launches as a medical director. Before becoming involved with medical education and advertising, Delphine was a family physician in private practice in Paris. She received her medical degree from the University of Paris, Faculté de Médecine Saint-Antoine. In addition to her medical degree, she also has a master’s degree in business with a specialty in medical marketing from the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris.
Through her 17 years of experience, she has perfected her ability to build strategic roadmaps for new brands, linking the scientific evidence to the challenging marketplace. Delphine is a master at finding the leverage points for her clients. Whether it’s identifying how to best shape the market, mining clinical data to uncover competitive differentiation, or creating programs that will generate strong advocacy across the medical/scientific community, she zeroes in on the opportunities to best maximize a brand's advantage. She's relentless in her pursuit of smart, strategic solutions, and she lets nothing get in the way of doing what's best for her clients. More than anything, Delphine makes things happen—for her clients, for her agency, and for all who work with her.
Despite her successful career in the US, she will never give up French wine and bread, and celebration of Bastille Day.
Jan-Willem van Doorn, MD, PhD, MBA
President, Health Science Communications
Jan-Willem brings broad experience and expertise in the healthcare and life sciences industries to Health Science Communications. He began his career in clinical research in orthopedics after completing his medical degree at the University of Amsterdam. His research culminated in a PhD in medicine from Gothenburg University. Enjoying the business side of medicine, he completed an MBA at NYU’s Stern School of Business with honors (Beta Gamma Sigma). Before making the switch to medical strategy scientific communications, Jan-Willem helped establish The Spine Center at the Hospital for Joint Diseases and sharpened his strategic and marketing acumen through management consulting with Booz Allen Hamilton and Campbell Alliance.
Leveraging his broad experience and expertise, Jan-Willem enjoys finding solutions for the diverse and complex challenges our pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device clients are facing. He takes a holistic approach to issues, weighing the viewpoints of all stakeholders and their importance to create a complete picture. The insights derived this way enable him and his team to develop the best client solutions in a rapidly changing environment. It allows clients to break through their organizational silos and develop integrated solutions for their brands. In pursuit of the best scientific strategy, he follows Michael Porter’s maxim: "The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do."
Jan-Willem leads a large team of in-house medical directors (MDs, PhDs) who are all client-facing and share his passion for excellence in translating the science and developing content of the highest scientific integrity and clinical relevance. The medical directors, deployed in purpose-built teams, work directly with clients to define scientific strategy and communications, and execute programs in compliance with industry standards and regulations. With Jan-Willem at their helm, the medical directors have demonstrated a unique ability to help our clients translate the science of their products and the pathogenesis of associated diseases into clinically relevant and scientifically accurate information understandable by the target audience. Translation of the science is the basis of a scientific platform and development of a scientific brand, and crucial to successful new product launches and life cycle management.
Jan-Willem regularly travels back to his home country, the Netherlands, to visit family, buy Dutch cheese and licorice, and watch his favorite sport, field hockey.
Kathleen Young, MBA
Executive Vice President, Client Services, Health Science Communications
Kathleen is the senior strategic lead of a talented account group focused on internal medicine, women’s health, and neuroscience. Her background includes 20 years spent working in the pharmaceutical industry where she was involved in all aspects of brand commercialization, including pharmaceutical sales, marketing, in-licensing of products, and launching products. This inside view of pharma coupled with her 10+ years of agency experience have provided Kathleen with a strategic outlook and point of view that incorporates a wide range of corporate experiences, from small independent biotechnology to established pharmaceutical giants. Kathleen’s undergraduate degree was obtained at the College of William and Mary, and her MBA at Loyola College.
At HSC Kathleen ensures that all account teams are aligned to meet the needs of our customers, and that scientific communications and tactics bring to life the strategies that have been developed to drive value to the brand.
Fariba Ghodrati, PhD
SVP, Client Services
With over 20 years of experience in the healthcare communications industry, Fariba brings a wealth of scientific and marketing acumen to her role as Senior Vice President, Client Services, at HSC-NJ. She has been involved in many aspects of the industry: from operations, to business development, to strategic account planning and implementation. She has managed both scientific and client services teams.
Fariba has broad experience in medical education (promotional and medical affairs), opinion leader engagement, strategic publications planning, and training programs across a wide range of therapeutic areas in support of prelaunch, launch and life-cycle management for many brands.
Fariba graduated from Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York, and received her PhD in medicinal chemistry from Rutgers University in Piscataway, New Jersey. She has authored or co-authored several articles for peer-reviewed publications, such as Drug Design and Discovery.
Executive Vice President, Director of Client Services, Health Science Communications
Jennifer has forged a strong reputation for strategic launch planning, seamless collaboration, and executional excellence throughout her 13-year tenure at HSC. She started working in the speaker’s bureau, and through her time here has worked in all aspects of medical communication, including promotional medical education, CME, peer-to-peer programs, medical affairs, and KOL engagement. Jennifer is devoted to pulling through the scientific strategy to achieve her clients’ goals.
Jennifer’s devotion to client satisfaction has ensured that she remains a longtime asset to her clients. Among some of her successes are working on over 15 launches worldwide, creating early communication for biotech products, managing multiple brands in large franchises, planned for LOE, and working collaboratively on consolidated agency models. Additionally, with Omnicom’s sister agencies, Jennifer worked for 3 years on building the largest consolidated model for a CV franchise with great success.
When she is not working, Jennifer enjoys life through some of her hobbies, which include skiing, traveling, and scuba diving. Jennifer has a bachelor of arts degree in psychology from Ithaca College, with minors in sociology and art history.
SVP, Creative Director, Health Science Communications
Matthew is the award-winning lead creative for the New York–based graphic design team. He applies his creative vision and new perspectives across a variety of therapeutic areas that are focused on our clients' scientific visual identity. He is responsible for creating brand strategy and recognition while emphasizing the array of modern channels in advanced visual media solutions. His strong design and brand experience provides a broad range of creative solutions and outcomes.
Matthew manages our creative department, consisting of talented creative directors, art directors, and graphic designers. He works closely on creative strategic planning and project development with his team across a variety of projects in motion graphics, multimedia, and presentation development. His experience includes cardiovascular, oncology, hypertension, lipid management, cardiac imaging, antipsychotic therapy, osteoporosis, women’s health, multiple sclerosis, colorectal cancer, and allergic rhinitis.
In addition to 20+ years' experience in the creative field, Matthew earned his bachelor of fine arts degree in graphic design from the School of Visual Arts in New York, with continuing studies at NYU.
When not in the office you can find Matthew enjoying Pennsylvania while spending time outdoors with his family.
VP Creative Director, Scientific Visual Strategy,
Health Science Communications
David injects a pivotal artistic component into scientific visuals. Through his 10 years with the group, David's creative direction has been an influential voice, encouraging dynamic solutions that are impactful, digitally resonant, and medically accurate.
David's eye for clear visualization helps merge art with science. Working closely with medical directors, clients, and a team of talented artists, his role is to ensure distinct execution in animated, illustrated, and interactive visuals. His creative direction has been behind animations in therapeutic categories such as bone health, multiple sclerosis, diabetic retinopathy, rheumatoid arthritis, Alzheimer's disease, cancer immunotherapy, and stroke, among many others. He regularly directs talent on-camera, incorporating key opinion leaders into on-screen features and interactive projects, consistently pushing for the most sophisticated imagery possible.
Prior to joining HCG, David's background in art direction and illustration helped steer him into his current role. With previous clients ranging from the Daytona International Speedway to Empire BlueCross BlueShield, his years in interactive design influence his approach to project development and execution.
David earned his bachelor of fine arts degree in illustration from Syracuse University, and the Society of Illustrators has recognized his work. He lives in Brooklyn and travels with his Nikon.