Mary Elmer is director of the Patient, Caregiver and Consumer experience at Merck.
This group seeks to create an experience that engages patients and caregivers in optimizing
their health, wellbeing, and healthcare outcomes.
She has led a patient engagement team that brings the voice of the patient into the drug
development process at Merck. Mary is a nurse practitioner with over 18 years of experience,
working in all phases of drug development and implementing strategic initiatives. Mary is a
member of the Global Diversity and Inclusion council. She is a member of TransCelerate
Biopharma, and leads a work stream on patient engagement. Mary obtained her Master of
Science in Nursing degree from the University of Pennsylvania.