Siobhán Ni Bhuachalla

Siobhán Ni Bhuachalla

principal
Six Degrees Healthcare Consulting, Inc.
Siobhán Ní Bhuachalla has over 25 years of senior level policy and communications experience in the healthcare industry. She began her career as a senior liaison between industry and not-for-profit groups while working for an international voluntary health association, and subsequently for more than ten years in the pharmaceutical industry (Sigma- Tau, Searle, Pharmacia, Abbott Laboratories). Her experience covers global healthcare policy, corporate communications, crisis management, environmental risk mapping, strategic planning for access to medicines in developing countries, international clinical trial management, opinion leader/advocate development, and the development of social marketing projects between industry and not-for- profit organizations. At Abbott, she ran the global pharmaceutical research and development communications division. She has contributed to many transnational collaborative projects, including the Decade of the Brain, the Bone and Joint Decade, and the Alzheimer’s Disease International forum. She co-founded SixDegrees to provide strategic guidance on addressing the changing the global healthcare environment.
 
Siobhán is an FDA award winner for “excellence in consumer education”. She has been an invited speaker in international forums on drug access policy, patient education and has made several official appearances before US government agencies advocating for policy changes in healthcare. She is a visiting faculty member at DePaul University in Chicago where she teaches a bachelors level course on global disease challenges. She sits on the educational advisory board of the California Academy of Family Physicians.
 
Siobhán holds an honors degree in Law from the National University of Ireland (Dublin Campus: UCD). She earned her master of public health degree, with an emphasis on epidemiology, from Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health in Baltimore.