GlobalData research has found the top digital pharma influencers based on their performance and engagement online. Using research from GlobalData’s Influencer platform, Pharmaceutical Technology has named ten of the most influential people in digital pharma on Twitter during Q2 2020.

Biggest digital pharma influencers: The top ten in Q2 2020

1. John Nosta (@JohnNosta)

John Nosta is a technology theorist and the founder and president of NOSTALAB, a digital healthcare think tank. His specialities include medical innovation, technology, and strategic thinking.

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Nosta is one of the founding members of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) digital health roster of experts that focuses on the adoption and regulation of digital health services. He has also served on Google’s health advisory board, which seeks to address the changes and demands of the healthcare sector.

Twitter followers: 63,082

GlobalData influencer score: 100

2. Lione lreichardt (@LionelREICHARDT)

Lione lreichardt is a health and digital expert and blogger who founded the 7C’s HEALTH initiative that aims to meet the transformation and communication needs of health and digital customers.

lreichardt also contributes articles on digital health themes on his PHARMAGEEK blog and has co-founded Club Digital Pharma, a digital health resource for pharmaceutical players.

Twitter followers: 45,905

GlobalData influencer score: 81

3. Jamey Edwards (@jameyedwards)

Jamey Edwards is a healthcare technologist currently serving as the CEO and founder of Cloudbreak Health, a telemedicine company. He specialises in areas such as telemedicine, hospital management, and physician outsourcing.

Edwards also serves as a health transformer of StartUp Health, a global investor of healthcare services, and a member of the board of directors for Emergent Medical Associates, an emergency and episodic care provider.

Twitter followers: 16,241

GlobalData influencer score: 79

4. Sahba Ferdowsi (@DrFerdowsi)

Sahba Ferdowsi is a personal concierge physician currently serving as the CEO of Housemed, a provider of concierge medical services. He specialises in personalising the healthcare needs and treatment strategies of his patients.

Ferdowsi is also the personal concierge physician for HealthTap, a real-time digital healthcare platform. He has co-founded Medicast, a mobile-first logistics and management platform to provide on-demand care service.

Twitter followers: 8,984

GlobalData influencer score: 76

5. Donna K Lencki (@DonnaKLencki)

Donna K Lencki is a healthcare entrepreneur who serves as the chief innovation and digital strategist of Capital BlueCross, a healthcare insurer. Her specialities include open innovation, emergent digital solutions, and recognising new market opportunities.

Lencki also created Geneia, a provider of healthcare data, analytic solutions and technology to improve patient care. She was the founder and CEO of Choicelinx Corporation, a computer software company, which was later acquired by a healthcare insurer in 2005.

Twitter followers: 33,889

GlobalData influencer score: 69

6. Jane Sarasohn-Kahn (@healthythinker)

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn is a health economist and consultant who is working as advisor to the W2O Group, an analytics-driven marketing services provider. She specialises in areas such as environmental analysis, scenario planning, strategy, policy, and healthcare reform.

Kahn also contributes to the Health Populi blog, and has founded THINK-Health, a health consultancy that leverages technology to achieve improved health outcomes, experiences, and costs.

Twitter followers: 28,989

GlobalData influencer score: 66

7. Colin Hung (@Colin_Hung)

Colin Hung is a healthcare technologist serving as a healthcare advisor for ventureLAB, an information technology and services company. He specialises in areas such as digital marketing, branding, demand generation, social selling, and product innovation among others.

Hung is also the CMO and editor of, a healthcare media outlet for health IT companies. He created the HCLDR healthcare leadership blog and online community where patients, physicians and others share ways to improve the healthcare needs of people.

Twitter followers: 23,504

GlobalData influencer score: 64

8. Brian Ahier (@ahier)

Brian Ahier is digital health expert working as health IT expert at MITRE Corporation, a not-for-profit corporation that uses federal funding to address the challenges faced by healthcare, defence, and the judiciary.

Ahier specialises in digital health, population health management, and IT infrastructure. He also writes for O’Reilly Media, an e-learning company.

Twitter followers: 56,485

GlobalData influencer score: 64

9. David Harlow (@healthblawg)

David Harlow is a healthcare attorney serving as the compliance and privacy officer at Insulet Corporation, a medical device company. He specialises in areas such as data privacy, digital health, policy, compliance, strategy, and proactive counselling.

David has previously served as a consultant and health care attorney for the Harlow Group, a healthcare law and consulting boutique.

Twitter followers: 17,986

GlobalData influencer score: 62

10. Rafael Grossmann (@ZGJR)

Rafael Grossmann is a healthcare futurist and a surgeon at EMHS, a physician led medical community. He specialises in acute care, trauma, and advanced laparoscopic and robotic surgery.

Rafael is also an expert and innovator in mobile health and telemedicine. He serves as medical advisor for Nanox Imaging, an Israel-based company developing nanotechnology-based X-ray imaging, and clinical advisor for the consumer electronics company, Magic Leap.

Twitter followers: 11,188

GlobalData influencer score: 61