In 1958, the idea of Research Triangle Park (RTP) was born with the guidance and support of government, education, and business in North Carolina. Located in the rolling hills of the Piedmont, the Research Triangle is defined by outstanding universities in the Triangle's three cities: North Carolina State University in Raleigh, Duke University and North Carolina Central University in Durham, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Those three universities incorporated the Research Triangle Institute (RTI) in 1958.

As RTP expanded and prospered after its inception, so did RTI International. Growing from a handful of scientists in central North Carolina in 1959 to a staff of over 5,000 in more than 75 countries today, RTI is now one of the world’s leading independent, nonprofit research and development organizations.

In 2000, RTI established the RTI Health Solutions business unit to help commercial clients develop and market their pharmaceutical products. Several of the original staff of Health Solutions—including Sean CandrilliStephanie EarnshawSheri FehnelJosephine Mauskopf, Louise McCrinkAlicia Gilsenan, and Dee Dee Mladsi--continue in that pursuit. 

In 2020, RTI Health Solutions had grown to over 350 people with 10 offices located across the US and Europe. 

RTI Health Solutions 26 Original Employees (2000)
RTI Health Solutions 26 Original Employees (2000)