Julia Ortega McEachern is an Associate Partner at Opus Three. Her research and patient care background offers multiple perspectives honed over twenty-five years that assists clients in the design and conduct of clinical programs and research studies with an emphasis on utilizing data for targeted patient populations and results oriented interventions.
Julia has worked nationally with numerous healthcare integrated systems to develop approaches to implementing Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), Clinical Programs, Research Trial Management and also programs for under and overutilization of medication and healthcare resources. Her data management, payer and research experience includes work with Ingenix (now Optum), United Health Group, Aetna, Medco and more recently Blue Shield of California. She was also the Head of Alliance Management at Human Longevity Inc.
Julia attributes her passion for individuals with chronic disease to her work for over twelve years as a physician assistant in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics. She began her research career at Social and Scientific Systems in Rockville, MD with the AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG) and the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine where she participated on the Walter Reed Army Institute Investigational Review Board. She received her Physician Assistant and Masters in Health Science degrees from Duke University in Durham, NC and her Bachelor of Arts degree from Spelman College in Atlanta, Ga.