About Convergence Consulting

Mindy Richards, PhD, has been a market research professional sincecompleting her doctorate in social psychology in 1989. She has advanced training in market research methods, moderation, statistics, methodology, and applied social psychology. 

Mindy has worked for many of the top market research companies in the US and Europe, primarily in the realm of healthcare—spanning diverse content areas such as biologics/DMARDs, orphan drugs, surgical procedures, market access/insurance, medical devices, laboratory procedures, and hospital procurement.

Convergence Consulting Company - Qualitative and Quantitative Research services by Mindy Richards, PhD

Corporate Background

Convergence Consulting was founded in 1997, after Dr. Mindy Richards spent years
learning her craft while working at several prestigious market research suppliers.

Convergence Consulting’s goal is to offer market research firms the highest quality,
ad hoc expertise for their specialized, time-constrained, and overflow situations.


  • Market research professional since 1988

  • Specialized in healthcare research

    • Pharmaceuticals (ethical and OTC)
    • Biologics / MABs / DMARDs / immunotherapies
    • Medical devices/products
    • Laboratory analyzers / machines
    • Medicare / Medicaid
    • Managed care
    • Consumables
    • Veterinary agents

  • Advanced training in research methods and statistics

  • Experienced researcher in the US and OUS markets

  • PhD in social psychology (Temple University)

  • Capabilities in consumer and survey research

    • Consumer packaged goods
    • Government services
    • Commercial insurance/reinsurance
    • Recreational facilities
    • Service industries
    • Durable goods


Temple University

PhD in Applied Social Psychology
MA in General Psychology

BA in psychology, Millersville University

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