Bob Nease, PhD, formerly led the organization’s Research & New Solutions Group.
As a leader in the convergence of consumer behavior and healthcare, Dr. Nease was responsible for advancing the Express Scripts behavior-centric approach to the pharmacy benefit. To this end, he closely followed emerging science around human behavior and decision-making, then worked to develop tools and communications that help plan sponsors enable better health and value.
Dr. Nease received his doctorate from Stanford University, where he studied methods to improve medical decisions made by doctors and patients. Before joining Express Scripts in 2001, Dr. Nease was an associate professor of internal medicine at Washington University in St. Louis and an assistant professor at the Dartmouth Medical School.
Dr. Nease also previously served as an adjunct professor at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the School of Public Health at Saint Louis University. In 2009, Dr. Nease was honored with a URAC Health Care Stars! Award in the category of Consumer Empowerment for pioneering the Express Scripts application of behavioral economics to healthcare. In addition, he leads the Consumerology® Advisory Board and is a reviewer for a number of journals, including the Journal of the American Medical Association, the Annals of Internal Medicine, the Journal of General Internal Medicine, Quality of Life Research and Medical Decision Making. Dr. Nease also is the past president of the Society for Medical Decision Making and has served as a study section member of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.