NEW YORK—Finn Partners has launched Finn Partners Health, a dedicated national practice led by Miriam Weber Miller, a 20-year veteran of healthcare marketing and communications.

The new unit will offer expertise in consumer health, health policy and public affairs, health services, non-profit and health information technology. It will also focus on the life sciences and specialty pharma industries, with particular emphasis on helping clients navigate the world of investor and corporate communications.

Weber Miller has previously launched two healthcare communication brands: BlissHealth and FischerHealth Life Sciences (subsequently acquired by Porter Novelli). Her previous experience also includes senior leadership positions for Chandler Chicco's Biosector 2 and Noonan Russo. She has worked with clients such as Abraxis Bioscience; Amgen; Atrix Labs; Avanir Pharmaceuticals; Bayer Pharmaceuticals, Humana; Millennium; Novo Nordisk; Oscient Pharmaceuticals; Portola Pharmaceuticals; Prolacta Bioscience; Regeneron Pharmaceuticals and Watson Pharmaceuticals.

Miller joins the firm as a senior partner, director of Finn Partners Health. She will be based in the New York office and report to Alicia Young, managing partner.

The firm’s clients include the American Association of Orthodontists, Long Beach Memorial Hospital, the American Kidney Fund, Barlow Respiratory Hospital, Los Angeles County Department of Health and Pelican Biopharma.