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Leana Wood

Managing Director, Business Development


Patient Journey, Stakeholder Engagement & Promotion (Patients, Payers, Providers)

Leana has been a strategic advisor and partner to leading specialty pharmaceutical companies for more than 20 years.

Her expertise spans an array of areas, including commercialization strategy, product strategy, promotional plan development, and execution of professional and consumer marketing plans. Leana has authored numerous articles and presented at industry conferences on key strategic issues facing the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.

Leana has shared her insight at conferences and in leading publications and industry trade journals, including Newsweek, AdWeek, DTC Perspectives, Pharmaceutical Executive, Med Ad News, and PM360.

DTC Perspectives recognized Leana as a Top 25 Marketer. She holds an MBA from DePaul University and a BS from Indiana University.

Articles by Leana Wood

A New Era in Point-of-Care Marketing

EVERSANA ENGAGE’s Leana Wood shares insight in PM360 on where she has seen the biggest impact in point of care marketing and the programs that resonate with target audiences. “Point-of-care marketing has a bright and growing future,” said Leana, adding “It is inherently effective because it reaches the consumer right at the decision point of treatment. Awareness, impressions, and general interaction are fine, but it’s further up the funnel. Patients who have seen advertising at the physician’s office are 84% more likely to discuss this content with their physicians, and 77% more likely to discuss it with a friend or relative. Clients want to see metrics aligned with revenue objectives and […]

Patients at the Center of Safe and Effective Therapy

First, do no harm. This phrase is synonymous with the Hippocratic oath, the oldest reference to ethics in Western medicine, and it highlights what is generally considered most important in a physician’s medical practice. Help if you can, but not at the risk of further injury to the patient. The spirit of this oath carries over into the development and marketing of pharmaceutical treatments and is upheld by policies and guidance from the FDA. The clinical trial process, fair balance, and the FDA’s MedWatch program are all examples of this ethos in practice. At EVERSANA, we strive to include patient, caregiver, and HCP stakeholders in the development of all marketing […]

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