Expertise in Healthcare Research

Qualitative and quantitative research. Neuroscience and sentiment analysis. Social media trends.

What you learn from research depends on the expertise of those doing the analysis.

Over 20 years of experience. Knowvanta focuses exclusively on the global healthcare industry and the integration of advanced technology with human craft. We dig deeper to unlock the most important insights. 

Understanding the full potential. We identify the questions that need answers together with the secondary topics of importance. Many important discoveries come from where conversations go after they begin. 

Carefully crafting research and surveys. We understand the audiences and the specific terminology needed for each to eliminate up-front bias and inconclusive results. 

Better data analysis. Leveraging human expertise with AI and machine learning empowers Knowvanta to mine the most relevant data, including contextual audio and visual information. This Sentiment Analysis approach drives better, more complete insights that others often miss.

Maximum confidence in insights. Leveraging our primary market research experience, subject-matter expertise, and advanced analysis acumen, Knowvanta provides faster, more actionable insights with a higher degree of confidence. 

Knowvanta has had recent additions of 5 new fieldwork partners with expertise in infectious disease, oncology, and rare diseases

This powerful combination for primary market research or supporting an existing market research agency offers unparalleled insights applicable to sales analytics and drug pricing understanding.

Knowvanta knows healthcare research and analysis

Michael S. Ricker

Managing Partner

Michael brings unique experience and perspective to his role as Managing Partner at knowvanta. His healthcare background spans 20 years in varying practitioner and management roles.

As Managing Partner at knowvanta, Michael has built an extensive background of therapeutic area knowledge, with experience in cardiac care, devices, gastrointestinal, endocrinology, neurology, oncology, respiratory, and infectious diseases/virology. He is a RIVA trained moderator.

Michael practiced emergency medicine serving as a NJ State Certified EMT-B Field Technician with specialization in traumatic, respiratory, cardiac, and pediatric emergency management.

Prior to knowvanta, Michael was a Senior Product Manager at McKesson where he was responsible for working with national and regional payers to deliver specialized provider network management, pricing analytics, and reimbursement consulting in preparation of the ACA rollout.

Michael holds a Bachelor of Science from Lehigh University and a MBA from Saint Joseph’s University.

Michael S. Ricker

Managing Partner

Michael brings unique experience and perspective to his role as Managing Partner at knowvanta. His healthcare background spans 20 years in varying practitioner and management roles.

As Managing Partner at knowvanta, Michael has built an extensive background of therapeutic area knowledge, with experience in cardiac care, devices, gastrointestinal, endocrinology, neurology, oncology, respiratory, and infectious diseases/virology. He is a RIVA trained moderator.

Michael practiced emergency medicine serving as a NJ State Certified EMT-B Field Technician with specialization in traumatic, respiratory, cardiac, and pediatric emergency management.

Prior to knowvanta, Michael was a Senior Product Manager at McKesson where he was responsible for working with national and regional payers to deliver specialized provider network management, pricing analytics, and reimbursement consulting in preparation of the ACA rollout. 

Michael holds a Bachelor of Science from Lehigh University and a MBA from Saint Joseph’s University.

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