Elizabeth Sarkar, Founder & Principal
With 20 years of experience in medical education, Elizabeth brings a strong combination of integrity and energy to the agency she co-founded with Mark Jespersen. Her ability to maintain long-lasting professional relationships with clients and opinion leaders was crucial to JA's initial success.
Elizabeth has focused her career on creating educational programs that improve women's health. And she started early. In high school she was an eager participant in the early online communities that were precursors to the Web. She also interned for a large medical education firm where she researched evidence in peer-reviewed journals for the editorial department.
Shortly after graduating from Wellesley College with a dual degree in Psychobiology and French, Elizabeth took a full-time position at the start-up medical education agency, JGHC, in Wilton, Connecticut. One of her first assignments there was creating and then managing a series of high-level international advisory board meetings leading to a new consensus on polycystic ovary syndrome. She also played a key role in developing a series of CME programs on heart disease in women. She went on to open a Boston-based satellite office for JGHC and to work more closely with key opinion leaders from Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital.
The success of Elizabeth’s work in Boston led to a restructure of JGHC and then the co-founding and launch of a new entity, Jespersen & Associates, in 1999. She is passionate about the work we do to improve women's health care through creative and engaging education.
Elizabeth and her family recently had the incredible experience of spending two years living in India, and they are now back in their long-term home in Ann Arbor, Michigan.