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ELIZABETH M. MCCLURE
Summary of Professional Experience
Elizabeth McClure, a perinatal epidemiologist in the Center for Clinical Research Network Coordination
(CRNC) at RTI International, has more than 15 years of experience in leading global research in maternal
and newborn health. Since 2001, in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) scientists,
she has served as an investigator for the Global Network for Research of Women’s and Children’s Health.
The Global Network has conducted research in India, Pakistan, the Democratic Republic of Congo,
Zambia, Kenya, Guatemala, and Argentina to address the major causes of maternal and newborn
mortality in low-resource settings. Global Network studies have addressed many interventions, including
misoprostol, antenatal corticosteroids, neonatal resuscitation, emergency obstetric, and neonatal care. As
the principal investigator of the Global Network data center, Dr. McClure leads data analyses and
provides oversight of study implementation. In collaboration with the Global Network, Dr. McClure leads
a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation–funded cluster-randomized trial of ultrasound screening in antenatal
care to identify and refer women with pregnancy complications. Dr. McClure also serves as a co-
investigator of Maternal and Neonatal Directed Assessment of Technology (MANDATE), a mathematical
model to evaluate the impact of interventions to reduce maternal, fetal, and newborn mortality in sub-
Saharan African and India. She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology and her doctorate in
epidemiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She currently serves as a scientific
advisor to the International Stillbirth Association. Dr. McClure has had a special interest in stillbirth and
has written numerous scientific papers on the topic of stillbirth in low-income countries.
PhD, Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, 2013.
Certificate in Core Concepts in Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill,
MEd, Clinical Counseling, The Citadel, Charleston, SC, 1994.
BA, Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, 1990.
Selected Project Experience
Global Network for Women’s and Children’s Health Research (2002 to date)—Principal Investigator.
Leads the data center activities and provides scientific guidance for the NIH–funded Global Network.
Oversees the preparation and design of operations manuals and data forms. Monitors the implementation
of study protocols, data collection, and transfer of study data. Leads data analyses and monitoring
activities, including preparation of scientific findings.
Maternal and Neonatal Directed Assessment of Technology (MANDATE) (2009 to 2015)—
Co-Principal Investigator. MANDATE is a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation initiative to evaluate the
potential impact of technology to reduce maternal, fetal, and newborn outcomes in low-resource settings.
Co-leads the project to evaluate the major causes and subcauses of mortality and to provide support for
the development of a decision-support model to evaluate the potential impact of technologies in these
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
Neonatal Research Network (2001 to 2002)—Protocol Manager. Coordinated the activities of the
NICHD Neonatal Research Network’s follow-up study. Activities include the development of study
protocols, a manual of operations, and data forms. Coordinated training and certification of study site
staff. Arranged and facilitated conference calls and training meetings. Monitored follow-up study
compliance rates and data quality. Assisted with administrative activities of the other network studies, as
2014 to date University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC.
2013 to date University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC.
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Maternal and Child Health, Gillings
School of Global Public Health.
2001 to date RTI International, Research Triangle Park, NC.
Epidemiologist, CRNC. Monitors all aspects of international multisite research
studies and single-site studies (including a trial of essential newborn care and
resuscitation in Zambia and a randomized, controlled trial in Pakistan). Activities
conducted during these studies include developing protocols, study forms,
operations manuals, and training materials; and conducting analyses to ensure
effective progress and quality. Maintains effective communication with
investigator and field sites. Oversees the preparation of study results for
presentations and publications.
1998 to 2001 National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes
of Health, Rockville, MD.
Neonatal Research Network Coordinator, Pregnancy and Perinatology Branch.
Coordinated multiple activities of the NICHD Neonatal Research Network,
determining their scope, timing, and sequence. Assisted in all aspects of protocol
development and oversaw the development of study manuals and data forms for
study research protocols in collaboration with the data center. Provided
management of the network center budgets, including preparation of the
capitation budgets for protocols. Coordinated meetings of the network
investigators and research coordinators, including facilitation of groups, agenda
development, and leading related training meetings. Facilitated communications
among all network participants.
1994 to 1998 American Social Health Association, Research Triangle Park, NC.
North Carolina Maternal-Child Health Substance Use Program Coordinator.
Developed a strategic plan for training and capacity expansion of maternal and
child health substance use services through development of public-private
partnerships and identification of resources. Provided guidance to the North
Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Maternal and Child Health
programs, including the state maternal health hotline and campaign, on substance
use issues. Established systems and policies to incorporate alcohol, tobacco, and
other drug issues within the larger health system. Collaborated with existing
North Carolina perinatal/maternal substance use initiatives to develop systems to
enhance the state’s ability to meet federal and state reporting requirements for
women’s substance abuse programs. Organized meetings and presented at
training sessions for health care professionals. Edited the 1998 N.C. Women’s
Health Summit: Background Materials and Responding to Prenatal Substance
Use: A Guide for Local Health Departments (1996).
1991 to 1994 Tri-County Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services, Orangeburg, SC.
Adolescent Program Director. Directed an intensive outpatient program for
adolescents and their families. Facilitated family education, group, and individual
counseling sessions. Actively participated in writing and obtaining grants from
the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment.
Professional Associations amd Servoce
Partnership for Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health, 2009 to date
Scientific Advisory Board Member: International Stillbirth Alliance, 2010 to date
Reviewer, BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth (2010 to date), British Medical Journal (2010 to date), Lancet
(2009 to date), Bulletin of the World Health Organization (2007 to date), International Journal of
Obstetrics and Gynecology (2006 to date)
Honors and Awards
RTI Achievement Award, 2008
RTI Highly Published Author, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
NIH Staff Recognition Award, 1999, 2000, 2001
Book Chapters and Monographs
Goldenberg, R., & McClure, E. M. (2013). Infection. In Catherine Y. Spong (Ed.), Stillbirth: Prediction,
Prevention and Management (pp. 82–99). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.
Lawn, J., McClure, E. M., & Blencowe, H. (2013). Birth outcomes: A global perspective. In Katz, D. L.,
Elmore, J. G., Wild, D. M. G., & Lucan, S. C. (Eds.), Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Preventive
Medicine, and Public Health (pp. 272–288). Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier.
Goldenberg, R. L., & McClure, E. M. (2010). Preterm birth: Prevention and management (Berghella, V.,
Ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles
McClure EM, Bose CL, Garces A, Esamai F, Goudar SS, Patel A, Chomba E, Pasha O et al. Global
network for women’s and children’s health research: a system for low-resource areas to determine
probable causes of stillbirth, neonatal, and maternal death. Maternal Health, Neonatology and
Perinatology 2015, 1:11
Goldenberg, R., Saleem, S., Pasha, O., Harrison, M., & McClure, E. M. (2016). Reducing stillbirths in