Suzanne Schrandt, JD

Suzanne Schrandt, JD is a patient advocate and patient engagement expert with a health and disability policy background. She is the Founder and CEO of ExPPect, a patient engagement initiative focused on improving healthcare and research through the expertise and partnership of skilled patient partners.

Ms. Schrandt previously served as Director of Patient Engagement at the Arthritis Foundation, and as Deputy Director of Patient Engagement for PCORI. Her career spans work in health reform, bioethics, genetic discrimination, and chronic disease self-management, as well as a long history in patient-led health professions education. Schrandt is one of nine voting members on the FDA’s inaugural Patient Engagement Advisory Committee, the Chairperson for the International Society of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research Global Patient Council, and has been an invited speaker at numerous US and international conferences.

Ms. Schrandt received her law degree from the University of Kansas and has co-authored multiple peer-reviewed articles on health policy and the value of patient engagement.