Healthcare, Pharma and Biotech Leader is new Sickweather CRO

Sickweather is the world’s first real-time map of sickness and the largest crowdsourcing community of its kind. Sickweather scans social networks for indicators of illness and reports the information on a hyper-local level, allowing people to check for the chance of sickness as easily as they can check for the chance of rain.

Edelman is an executive leader with diverse experience in the healthcare sector; bridging pharma, biotech, device manufacturers and government. She has been instrumental in expanding the use of novel healthcare data assets in public health, including influenza surveillance for a key federal agency.

Published in the areas of influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) surveillance systems, Edelman is also credited for developing strategic blueprints to guide leading life sciences companies in proactively developing business practices, policies, and technology solutions to drive more predictable revenue.

Most recently Senior Director for Business Development at ICON Government and Public Health Solutions, Edelman also led business development for IMS Government Solutions (now IQVIA, NYSE: IQV) leveraging healthcare data and informatics to assist Government decision makers in civilian healthcare policy, research, and operations. She has also held key positions with AstraZeneca, Publicis, Symphony Health Solutions and pharma start-up Requis Pharmaceuticals.

“Laurel joining our team in this capacity is significant for Sickweather.” said Graham Dodge, CEO and co-founder. “She’s been an expert guide on our advisory board in helping us understand the marketplace and identify important partnerships. We’re excited to now be able to bring the full complement of her experience to work for us as a member of our leadership team.”

About Sickweather: Sickweather is the world’s first real-time map of sickness and the largest crowdsourcing community of its kind — processing millions of illness reports each month. The company has been recognized for accurately forecasting outbreaks up to 15 weeks in advance. Sickweather is committed to providing consumers and businesses the most accurate, predictive and meaningful sickness forecasts in the world — for reducing healthcare costs and saving lives.