Carolyn Sweeney, MPH

Associate Director, Surveys and Observational Studies

MPH, Epidemiology
Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA

BS, Health Sciences
James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA

Carolyn Sweeney, MPH, is an Associate Director in the Surveys and Observational Studies group at RTI-HS. She has more than 13 years of project management experience, supporting a wide range of studies in the United States and Europe, including large observational burden-of-illness studies, risk evaluation and mitigation strategy (REMS) assessment studies, prospective and retrospective epidemiological studies, and patient-reported outcomes studies. Ms. Sweeney has worked on studies in a number of therapeutic areas, including dermatology, diabetes, gastrointestinal disorders, hereditary angioedema, oncology, rare diseases, respiratory, and rheumatology diseases as well as vaccines. Ms. Sweeney's project experience includes study design and protocol development, questionnaire development and pretesting, patient and site recruitment, facilitating institutional review board (IRB) and ethics board reviews, investigator and study coordinator training, study implementation, management of data collection activities, and analyzing and reporting study results. Ms. Sweeney has managed both electronic and paper-and-pencil–based data collection efforts and has worked on several data collection projects involving multidisciplinary and multinational teams. As part of the questionnaire development process, Ms. Sweeney has assisted with moderating focus groups and has conducted cognitive interviews with a variety of patient populations. Ms. Sweeney's other responsibilities on projects have included tracking budgets, setting up consultant contracts, invoicing both to clients and consultants or subcontractors, review of documentation for quality-control purposes, literature reviews, and analysis and reporting.

Prior to joining RTI-HS, Ms. Sweeney worked in the pharmaceutical industry, where she provided strategy support for both marketed products and products in development within the gastrointestinal, metabolic, and cardiovascular disease areas. She also has several years of experience working in local health departments in environmental health services and epidemiology.