The Brooks Group is proud to name Karen Ernst as a Partner. Karen joined The Brooks Group in 2006 and previously served as a Vice President leading the firm’s Market Research and Consulting practices.

For the past ten years at The Brooks Group, Karen has provided customers with unique market research and consulting solutions in key healthcare segments including national and regional health plans, government payers including CMS, specialty pharmacy providers, IDNs/ACOs, and physician medical groups.

In her role as Partner, Karen will continue to lead the firm’s Market Research and Consulting teams; continue to serve as co-CEO for a joint venture that produces STAR (Successfully Targeting Advocacy Relations), a proprietary syndicated research product that measures the effectiveness of the pharmaceutical industry’s advocacy and policy efforts; and will also play a pivotal role in the company’s strategic direction across all lines of business.

In addition to her research experience at The Brooks Group, Karen leads a variety of market research services for Health Industries Research Companies (HIRC), including Disease Management, Care Management, and Quality of Care Models and Metrics. She also served as an account director for several mid-sized and large pharmaceutical manufacturers. Prior to her market research experience at HIRC, Karen spent 10 years at IMS Health, the world’s leading provider of market intelligence to the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries, in a variety of roles of increasing responsibility.

“With her extensive background, talent, commitment, and leadership, Karen has had a major impact on our firm and our clients,” said Dan Brooks, President. “We are excited to welcome Karen to the Partner team, and look forward to her expanded influence in the firm while she continues to lead the Market Research and Consulting practices.”

To reach Karen, you may contact her at or 610.235.4078.

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