DKI Health is a new kind of global strategic healthcare consulting firm: integrating clinical, commercial, and public health expertise with patient needs to address modern challenges in healthcare.
Established in 2017 by industry veterans Deepa Dahal and Karen Dindial, DKI Health quickly earned a reputation as a valued strategic thought partner for industry leaders and a trusted ally for global patient and caregiver communities.
Based out of offices in New York and Bangalore, DKI Health works with life sciences companies globally across the product lifecycle to support them in five key practice areas: Clinical Development, Commercial Strategy, Medical Affairs, Corporate Affairs, and Market Access.
Mission, Vision, and Values
DKI Health places a strong emphasis on being a mission-driven consultancy. Its core values are outlined below:
- Vision: We create a world where good health is possible, accessible, and equitable.
- Mission: We serve humanity’s whole health by moving the conversation beyond just medicine.
- Values: We live our values – compassion, equity, excellence, integrity, enjoy the journey – in all that we do.
The firm actively chooses to partner with companies who share its values and seek to transform the lives of people living with serious medical conditions.
An important feature at DKI Health is to put patients and caregivers at the center of healthcare decision-making. The firm’s Patient and Caregiver Advisory Council is a unique resource to help the firm best care for patients and families while providing the most meaningful insights to the healthcare industry.
Certified Small, Minority-Women-Owned Business
DKI Health is a certified small and minority-women owned business (SBA, M/WBE, NYC Small Business Services). As the first fully minority women-owned healthcare strategy consultancy in the U.S., DKI Health embodies diverse perspectives and lived experiences, strengthening the solutions it provides to clients to meet the needs of traditionally underserved individuals and patient populations. This certainly sets it apart from other boutique healthcare consulting firms in the space.
DKI Health is a trusted strategic thought partner for its clients as well as for patient and caregiver communities – the majority of its business comes from repeat clients and word-of-mouth referrals.
The firm is actively hiring and welcomes conversations with candidates who come from a bioscience or medical background, as well as candidates who hold a MPH or MBA with Healthcare expertise. Furthermore, the firm strongly prioritizes candidates with consulting experience. The commonality across all winning candidates? A strong interest in the life sciences!
DKI Health provided healthcare consulting services to Pfizer and presented the results of two projects – focused on metastatic breast cancer and hospital at home – at conferences. See more here.
Practice AreasThe firm's practice areas serve clients across the Pharma, Biotech, and Medical Device spaces:
- Clinical Development
- Commercial Strategy
- Medical Affairs
- Corporate Affairs
- Market Access
- New York Area
- San Francisco Bay Area