Aylin Altan, PhD

Senior Vice President of Research


Aylin Altan, PhD, is senior vice president of research at OptumLabs. 

Altan specializes in the use of real-world data and evidence in health services research and health economics. She works with OptumLabs collaborators as a consultant and co-investigator, and overseas the OptumLabs team of scientists and research analysts.

Prior to joining OptumLabs in 2015, Altan led the Optum® North American Health Economics and Outcomes Research organization. In this role, she was responsible for working with life sciences companies to develop evidence-generation strategies in support of their key assets, with the end goal of publication in the peer-reviewed, clinical and policy literature.

Altan holds an undergraduate degree from Stanford University and a PhD in health services research from the University of Minnesota.