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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.

    Education

    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,

    NC, 2007.

    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

    settings.

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    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

    needed.

    Professional Experience

    2014 to date University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC.

    Associate Professor

    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

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    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.

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    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

    low-incom