With over 60 team members and a global reach, Xelay Acumen spans 4 divisions and a breadth of focus areas including Medical Affairs Strategy and Staffing, Publication Strategy, Planning and Medical Writing, KOL Engagement and Advocacy, Medical Data Analytics, Visualization, and Information Services, Event Planning, Market Launch Strategy and Coordination, High Impact Project Management Staffing, Non-Profit Foundation Partnerships, and Capital Investment Fund Management. Meet some of our team members:

Alex Yang

President and CEO

Prior to founding Xelay Acumen, Inc, Alex Yang MD MBA gained an extensive 15+ years of senior management experiences in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical device, and health care provider industries with deep expertise across various functions including Medical Affairs, Marketing, Corporate Strategy, Pricing, Contracting, and Data Analytics.

Dr. Yang is a former McKinsey consultant and has advised senior management of 7 of the top 10 global pharmaceutical and biotechnology organizations.

Dr. Yang received his BS degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MD from the University of Chicago, and MBA from the University of Chicago.

Consulting Group

Diana Chang

Senior Manager, Consulting

Diana is a Senior Manager in the Consulting group. Since 2015, Diana has served 10 clients on over 90 projects across a variety of functions including Advisory Boards, Publication Planning and Strategy, Publications, Medical Writing, Medical Literature, Medical Analytics, Health Economics and Outcomes Research, Medical Education, Events Planning and Strategy, and KOL Engagement and Cultivation as well as a variety of therapeutic areas including urology, oncology, opioid use disorder, substance use disorder, immunotherapy, contrast induced acute kidney injury, pemphigus, and more. 

Prior to Xelay, Diana gained a breadth of experience in biology, neurology medical research, and nonprofit operations management and an expertise in grant compliance monitoring. Diana received her BS in Biology from University of Washington. 

In her spare time, Diana enjoys hiking, baking, and hanging out with friends.

April Chen

Senior Associate, Consulting

April is a Senior Associate in the Consulting group. Since 2016, April has served 9 clients over 75 projects across a variety of functions including Publication Planning and Strategy, Medical Writing, Scientific Platform, Advisory Boards, Program Development, Medical Information, Medical Literature, Medical Communication, Business Development, and Corporate Development Training, as well as a variety of therapeutic areas including Urologic Oncology, Endocrinology, Opioid Use Disorder, Substance Use Disorder, Pemphigus, Immuno-oncology, Urology, Nephrology, and more.

Prior to Xelay, April gained a breadth of experience in biochemistry research, medical interpretation, and health education. April received her BA in Molecular and Cell Biology with a Biochemistry emphasis from the University of California, Berkeley.

In her spare time, April enjoys reading, swimming, and horseback riding.

Kelly Chu

Senior Associate, Consulting

Kelly is a Senior Associate in the Consulting group. Kelly has served 8 clients on over 65 projects across a variety of functions, including Publication Planning and Strategy, Health Economics and Outcomes Research, Medical Writing, Medical Analytics, Scientific Platform, KOL Engagement and Cultivation, Medical Literature, Data Analytics, Market Research, and Corporate Development Training, as well as a variety of therapeutic areas including oncology, immuno-oncology, immunotherapy, cardiovascular disease, contrast-induced acute kidney injury, nephrology, dialysis, urology, and prescription digital therapeutics.

Prior to Xelay, Kelly gained a breadth of experience in molecular and cell biology, medical interpretation, environmental behavior change. Kelly received her BA in Economics from UC Berkeley.

In her spare time, Kelly enjoys reading, watching sports, and playing music.

Medical and Scientific Group

The Medical and Scientific group include advanced scientific doctorate degrees from life science academic institutions including University of Chicago, UCLA, UC San Diego, Stanford, UC San Francisco, UC Berkeley, MIT, Yale, Northwestern, Columbia, University of Pennsylvania, University of Maryland, University of Oxford, Rutgers University, Binghamton University, and University of Pittsburgh.

Across 20 individuals with MDs, PhDs, and PharmDs, the group collectively holds over 200 years of experience in medical communications, and has completed over 500 publications while at Xelay Acumen.

J.H.

Medical Writer

J.H. is a Medical Writer in the Publications group. J.H. received her BA in Molecular and Cell Biology and PhD in Endocrinology at UC Berkeley. With 18 years experience in the medical communications, J.H. has served clients on publications in a variety of therapeutic areas including oncology, nephrology, hematology and infectious diseases, and immunology.

I.K.

Medical Writer

I.K. is a Medical Writer in the Publications group. I.K. received her BA in Molecular and Cell Biology at UC Berkeley and PhD in Microbiology at UC San Francisco. With 15 years experience in medical communications, I.K. has served clients on publications in a variety of therapeutic areas including oncology, nephrology, hematology, and infectious diseases.

G.P.

Medical Writer

G.H. is a Medical Writer in the Publications group. G.H. received his MBBS from King's College London. With 16 years experience in medical communications, G.H. has served clients on publications in a variety of therapeutic areas including hematology, cardiology, and clinical education.

A.S.

Medical Writer

A.S. is a Medical Writer in the Publications group. A.S. received her MS in Medical Writing from John Hopkins University. Prior to joining Xelay, A.S. gained a breadth of experience at an international research group focusing on surgical site infection prevention in low- and middle-income countries and several pharmaceutical and biotech companies.

D. H.

Medical Writer

D.H. is a Medical Writer in the Publications group. D.H. received his PhD in Biochemical Physiology, MS in Molecular and Cellular Biology, and BS in Biology from Utrecht University. With 15 years experience in medical communications, D.H. has served clients on publications and education in a variety of therapeutic areas including endocrinology and oncology.

Analytics and Information Group

Our Analytics and Information group finds solutions to complex business issues through advanced analytical and modeling techniques, including:
• Sophisticated High-Value Big Data Analytics
• Patient Clinical Outcomes including Large Longitudinal Anonymous Patient Level Data (APLD)
• Medical and Commercial Drug Comparisons, Conversions, and Utilization Data
• Pricing and Contracting Optimization and Implications
• Market Research Insights

The group brings a more scientific and predictive approach that enables our clients to make decisions faster:
• Questionnaire Sciences
• High Quality Customized Survey Design and Implementation
• Actionable Insight Generation and Implications Analyses

Insights are generated from profoundly enhancing the access, organization, and interpretation of complex information and the quantitative rigor of solutions.

Steven Chang

Associate Director, Analytics and Information

Steven is an Associate Director in the Analytics and Information group. Since 2013, Steven has served 7 clients on over 75 projects across a variety of functions including analytics, project management, advisory boards, research strategy, clinical databases, and publications in a variety of therapeutic areas including Nephrology, Dialysis, Cardiology and Emergency Medicine.

Prior to Xelay, Steven gained a breadth of experience in Research and Development and an expertise in the Optimization of Slurry Formulations. Steven received his BA in Political Science from the University of Washington.

In his spare time, Steven enjoys movies, hiking and going to Costco.

Dimin Xu

Senior Associate, Analytical Strategist, Analytics and Information

Dimin is a Senior Associate, Analytical Strategist in the Analytics and Information group. Dimin has served 7 clients on over 80 projects across a variety of functions including Medical Analytics, Publication Planning and Strategy, Scientific Platform, Strategic Planning, KOL Engagement and Cultivation, Medical Literature, Medical Communication, as well as a variety of therapeutic areas including Urology, Oncology, Immunology, Nephrology, Anesthesiology, Pain Management, and Orthopedic Surgery.

Prior to Xelay, Dimin gained a breadth of experience in business decision-making and strategy optimization and an expertise in operations management. Dimin received her BA in Math and Economics from Bard College and MS in Operations Research from UC Berkeley.

In her spare time, Dimin enjoys music, coffee, exploring restaurants, and badminton/table tennis with friends.

Josh Chen

Senior Analyst, Analytics and Information

Josh is an Analyst in the Analytics and Information group. Josh has served 7 clients on over 30 projects across a variety of functions including Data Analytics, Health Economics and Outcomes Research, Scientific Platform, KOL Engagement and Cultivation, Medical Information, Medical Literature, Logistics, Corporate Development Training, Vendor Negotiations and Management, Publication Planning and Strategy, Events Planning and Strategy, as well as a variety of therapeutic areas including Endocrinology, Diabetes, Nephrology, Dialysis, Cardiology, Urology, Urologic Oncology, Opioid Use Disorder, Substance Use Disorder, Contrast-Induced Acute Kidney Injury, Pemphigus, Immune Thrombocytopenia, Prescription Digital Therapeutics, Oncology, Cardiovascular, Immunotherapy, and Addiction Medicine.

Prior to Xelay, Josh gained a breadth of experience in Business Analysis, Market Research, and Event Management. Josh received his BS in Mathematics at the University of Washington.

In his spare time, Josh enjoys playing basketball, sight-seeing, and reading.

Gina Hung

Senior Analyst, Analytics and Information

Gina is an Analyst in the Analytics and Information group. Gina has served 6 clients on over 50 projects across a variety of functions including Data Analytics, Health Economics and Outcomes Research, Scientific Platform, KOL Engagement and Cultivation, Medical Information, Medical Literature, Logistics, Corporate Development Training, Vendor Negotiations and Management, Publication Planning and Strategy, as well as a variety of therapeutic areas including Nephrology, Dialysis, Cardiology, Urology, Urologic Oncology, Opioid Use Disorder, Substance Use Disorder, Contract Induced Acute Kidney Injury, Pemphigus, Immune Thrombocytopenia, Prescription Digital Therapeutics, Cardiovascular, Immunotherapy, and Addiction Medicine.

Prior to Xelay, Gina gained a breadth of experience in Economic Research, Market Research, and Business Development and expertise in Market Research. Gina received her BA in Economics with a focus in Entrepreneurship from University of Washington.

In her spare time, Gina enjoys singing, cooking, and watching movies.

Dora Hsu

Senior Analyst, Analytics and Information

Dora is an Analyst in the Analytics and Information group. Dora has served 6 clients on over 25 projects across a variety of functions including Publication Planning and Strategy, Health Economics and Outcomes Research, Scientific Platform, KOL Engagement and Cultivation, Medical Information, Medical Literature, Data Analytics, and Corporate Development Training as well as a variety of therapeutic areas including Urology, Urologic Oncology, Opioid Use Disorder, Substance Use Disorder, Contrast-Induced Acute Kidney Injury, Prescription Digital Therapeutics, Cardiovascular, and Addiction Medicine.

Prior to Xelay, Dora gained a breadth of experience in National Taiwan University and an expertise in business management. Dora received her BA in International Business with a focus in Economics from National Taiwan University.

In her spare time, Dora enjoys cooking, hiking, and karaoke.

Jing Chen

Analyst, Analytics and Information

Jing is an Analyst in the Analytics and Information group. Jing has served 5 clients on over 8 projects across a variety of functions including Scientific Platform, Medical Education, Medical Literature, Data Analytics as well as a variety of therapeutic areas including Endocrinology, Urology, Urologic Oncology, Opioid Use Disorder, Substance Use Disorder, Addiction Medicine.

Prior to Xelay, Jing gained a breadth of experience in Biochemistry, Psychology and an expertise in Business Analytics. Jing received her BS in Biochemistry and Psychology with a focus in Neuroscience from Rice University and MS in Commerce from the University of Virginia.

In her spare time, Jing enjoys reading science fiction, hiking, and exercising.

Corporate Operations Group

Aoife Sands

CFO and Director, Events

Aoife is the CFO and Director of the Events group. Since 2013, Aoife has served 7 clients on over 100 projects across a variety of functions including Advisory Boards, Congress Strategy, KOL Engagement and Cultivation, Inventory Management, Medical Education, Events Planning and Strategy, Logistics and Vendor Negotiations and Management as well as a variety of therapeutic areas including Diabetes, Anesthesiology, Orthopedic Surgery, General and Colorectal Surgery, Nephrology, Dialysis, Cardiology, Emergency Medicine, Hospitalist Medicine, Urology, Urologic Oncology, Pain Management and Thoracic Surgery.

Prior to Xelay, Aoife gained a breadth of experience in business management and an expertise in outstanding customer engagement and relationship development. Aoife received her BA in Business with a focus in Management from San Francisco State University.

In her spare time, Aoife enjoys running, beach days with her dog Monty ‘Moose’, and dancing.

Irene Ku

Accountant

Irene Ku is an Accountant in the Corporate Operations group. Irene has been on over 30 projects across a variety of functions including Projection of Financial Performance, Analysis on Historical Data, Preparation and Analysis of Financial Statements, Budget Estimation, Tax and Reconciliation Reports, Expenditures, and Reimbursements.

Prior to Xelay, Irene gained a breadth of experience in accounting. Irene received her BS in International Business at National Taiwan University and her MS in Accounting at University of Southern California

In her spare time, Irene enjoys cooking and baking.