Joseph P. Hammang, Ph.D.

Partner, Vital Transformation

Joseph P. Hammang, Ph.D. is Partner with Vital Transformation, a healthcare and life sciences industry consultancy based in Washington, DC. Hammang provides strategic consulting services to leading biopharmaceutical firms, start-up biotechnology companies, industry trade organizations as well as non-profit foundations.

Prior to Vital Transformation, Hammang was Senior Vice President, Life Sciences for Washington, DC-based ML Strategies. Prior to ML Strategies, Joe spent a decade with Pfizer Inc as Senior Director, Worldwide Science Policy. Before joining Pfizer, Joe served as Vice President for Science, Technology and Business Development at the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation and as Head of Science and Technology at the Rhode Island Economic Policy Council. In that role, he served as Governor Lincoln Almond’s Advisor for Science and Technology. Joe previously held positions at the Bristol-Myers Squibb Company where he was involved in Alzheimer’s disease research and at CytoTherapeutics, Inc. in Providence, Rhode Island where he served as Director of Cell and Molecular Neuroscience and Director of the Ophthalmology Therapeutic program.

Joe holds a Ph.D. in the area of Neuroscience from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is author of 65 scientific articles and invited book chapters and is inventor or co-inventor of over 35 U.S. patents.