Simon Budman
Simon Budman, Chief Strategy Officer, Vice Chairman of the Board, and Founder

A thought leader, researcher and innovator, Dr. Budman is CEO and founder of Inflexxion. He has lectured around the world and is an expert in data driven health quality improvement. Over the past 15 years, Dr. Budman has worked with most major companies in the prescription opioid area.


Dr. Budman has authored over 100 articles and several books on behavioral health care and substance abuse. He has also been the principal investigator on over 20 NIH grants. Most recently Dr. Budman has been focused on ways to organize social media data and use it to measure product safety and abuse.


In 2000 Dr. Budman received the Distinguished Contributions to Knowledge Award from the American Psychological Association (APA) and from the Dorothy and Nicholas Cummings Foundation the $50,000 Psyche Award given to the behavioral health professional who is deemed to have made the greatest "enduring contributions to behavioral health care" for that year.


Dr. Budman received his PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Pittsburgh, and after an internship at Yale University School of Medicine and Connecticut Valley Hospital, completed his post-doctoral training at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.