MA, Medical Science
Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA
BS, Behavioral Neuroscience
Northeastern University, Boston, MA
Catherine (Kate) Saltus, MA, MPH, is a Senior Research Epidemiologist at RTI-HS with more than 15 years of experience in epidemiologic research and project management. Ms. Saltus has clinical experience as a medical assistant and training as an EMT-Basic. In addition, she has worked in the hospital setting, both to provide patient care and to conduct studies of clinical effectiveness. Her previous work as a data analyst for the Boston Public Health Commission’s Research and Evaluation Office included analysis, interpretation, and dissemination of local public health data. Ms. Saltus has been responsible for managing the daily operation of the Massachusetts Center for Birth Defects Research and Prevention, which includes a multistate birth defects surveillance network and participation in the National Birth Defects Prevention Study. Ms. Saltus’ prior research includes studies of cocaine addiction, chronic inflammatory disease and experimental treatments, and gender-based differences in health and disease.
At RTI-HS, Ms. Saltus has provided epidemiologic support for the preparation of orphan drug applications and other key regulatory submissions in the US and Europe, targeted and systematic literature reviews, and studies using health databases. She has managed small-, medium-, and large-scale projects and coordinated multidisciplinary, multinational project teams. Recent projects at RTI-HS include regulatory agency-required multidatabase safety studies in pregnant populations, medication/product safety studies for contraceptive devices and women's health products, and a multidatabase study to evaluate the safety of a class of type 2 diabetes medication.
Ms. Saltus has coauthored more than 20 peer-reviewed journal articles, and more than 30 posters and presentations at national and international meetings.