Carolyn Sweeney, MPH

Director, Surveys and Observational Studies

Office Location
Telecommuter - USA

Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA

BS, Health Science
James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA

Carolyn Sweeney, MPH, is a Director in the Surveys and Observational Studies group at RTI-HS. She has more than 19 years of project experience, supporting a wide range of studies in the United States and Europe, including large observational burden-of-illness studies, panel-based knowlege, attitude, and practice (KAP) surveys, multinational noninterventional post authorization safety studies (PASS), 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 depression, dermatology, diabetes, gastrointestinal disorders, infectious diseases and vaccines, migraine, obesity, oncology, rare diseases, respiratory, and rheumatology diseases. Ms. Sweeney's project experience includes study design and implementation protocol development, questionnaire development and pretesting, patient and site recruitment, facilitating institutional review board (IRB) and ethics board reviews, investigator and study coordinator training, 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 moderated focus groups and has conducted cognitive interviews with a variety of patient and healthcare professional 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.

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