Carla Franzoni, BS

Director, Epidemiology, Project Management

Office Location
Barcelona, Spain

BS, Biology
Autonomous University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Certificate in Computer Information Systems
Portland Community College, Portland, OR

Carla Franzoni is a Director, Epidemiology, Project Management at RTI-HS, with over 18 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry with the coordination and management of multiple types of international research projects.

Ms. Franzoni is a proactive, analytical, and results-oriented professional with robust communication skills and a strong focus on client support and collaboration with research partners, including multidisciplinary academic and clinical investigators, as well as other contract research organizations. She has extensive experience in the different phases of the planning and implementation of pharmacoepidemiology projects such as proposal development, contract negotiation support, timeline and team management, financial planning and monitoring, data protection and ethics compliance, quality control and assurance, client and subcontractor management, and reporting of study progress to study sponsors and to regulatory agencies.

Projects in which Ms. Franzoni has been involved include feasibility and pilot evaluations, and a variety of multinational postapproval safety studies (PASS) in several therapeutic areas, settings and analytical approaches including those that use local-level programming or common data model (CDM) and federated analysis approach. These range from large multinational retrospective observational studies using secondary data analysis to multisite prospective studies using other data collection approaches, supporting activities such as site and patient recruitment, investigator training, data collection, data monitoring, and management aspects.

In addition to projects for the pharmaceutical industry, Ms. Franzoni has been in coordination roles in two multinational studies on drug safety funded by the European Community’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP-7) in collaboration with many leading research institutions in Europe and North America and other multi-country collaborative projects and proposals for the European Medicines Agency (EMA).

Ms. Franzoni currently co-leads the SIGMA Consortium Office (, a contract-based alliance of ENCePP research centers of which RTI-HS is a member, with the mission of providing trusted pharmacoepidemiologic and real-world evidence research through a European federated professional network of excellence.

Ms. Franzoni was involved in the establishment of the RTI-HS Barcelona office in 2007 and has been managing the site administration team since 2008, in addition to her regular project-focused responsibilities.

Before joining RTI-HS, MS. Franzoni was a consultant Project and Team Coordinator for the Global Epidemiology, Safety, and Risk Management department at Pfizer.

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