University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
Laurie Zografos is a Head in the Surveys and Observational Studies division of RTI-HS. Ms. Zografos has a strong background in survey research, both in the public and private sector. She has extensive experience designing and managing large-scale prospective observational studies, including epidemiologic studies, patient outcomes research, risk management programs, and patient registries. In the last several years, her particular focus has been the design and leadership of post-authorization safety (PASS) studies and risk evaluation and mitigation strategy (REMS) assessments. Her experience includes the design and conduct of Web, telephone, mail, field, and mixed-method studies. During her 18 years at RTI, she has successfully worked on several large observational studies involving multidisciplinary teams with primary data collection in the United States and Europe. Ms. Zografos has experience with all aspects of data collection, including project management, study design and implementation, questionnaire development, patient and site recruitment, investigator and interviewer training, data collection and management, and reporting. Ms. Zografos also has experience in the development and evaluation of questionnaires designed to measure patient-reported outcomes. As part of the questionnaire development process, Ms. Zografos has conducted cognitive interviews with a variety of patient populations.