Xavier Marinaro, MEng

Engagement Manager

Xavier is an Engagement Manager with BSP whose engagements have focused primarily on the firm’s Business and Clinical Strategy and Health Economics practices. His recent projects with BSP include:

Business and Clinical Strategy:

  • Defined an optimized target product profile to support the adoption of a novel treatment for opioid addiction by analyzing the competitive landscape and evaluating the thoughts of key stakeholders
  • Conducted an opportunity assessment in the infectious disease diagnostic market space to support the viable launch of a novel diagnostic in both the US and EU markets
  • Investigated the current literature to determine the impact of over or underdosing diuretics and vasopressors to determine how a client’s medical device may influence dosing and patient outcomes

Health Economics and Outcomes Research:

  • Implemented unsupervised machine learning techniques in a national discharge database to identify higher severity patient clusters for cardiac and gastrointestinal surgical patients
  • Utilized supervised machine learning on data obtained from an electronic health record (EHR) to predict mortality in acute myeloid leukemia patients and identify the most important patient, clinical, and hospital factors in this prediction
  • Leveraged claims data to determine lines of treatment and medication prescription patterns for patients diagnosed with depression
  • Determined the market size for a novel diagnostic device by leveraging culture data obtained from an EHR database for several specific infectious disease states
  • Utilized charge master data to identify cirrhosis and sepsis patients to compare the impact of albumin vs. crystalloids on patient outcomes
  • Leveraged EHR data to develop a budget impact model to demonstrate the potential hospital savings of adopting a client’s product that reduces the length of stay compared to current treatments

Medical Communications:

  • Enabled a biopharmaceutical client to reach a greater breadth and depth of key stakeholders by developing a conference planning tool to track relevant conferences by attendee type and conference subject to allow
  • Supported the development of a manuscript based on a claims database study demonstrating the potential benefits of viscosupplements

Xavier graduated with a BS in Biological Engineering and an MEng in Biomedical Engineering from Cornell University. He also has a minor in Business Management, a Six Sigma Black Belt Certificate and a SAS Base Programming for SAS 9 Certificate. In his spare time, Xavier enjoys running and other sports.