Lisa McQuay, MBioinf

Director, Epidemiology, Data Analysis

Master of Bioinformatics
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
Phi Kappa Phi, Golden Key International Honour Society

BS, Biology
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
Degree awarded with distinction, with highest honors in biology
Phi Eta Sigma, Phi Beta Kappa

Associate Degree, Computer Programming
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

C/C++ Programming Language Certificate, Durham Technical Community College, Durham, NC

Lisa McQuay, MBioinf, is a Director of Epidemiology within RTI-HS. She has extensive experience in the design, management, and conduct of epidemiologic and health outcomes research projects. Her primary responsibilities include database management and statistical analysis, as well as protocol and analysis plan development, project management, and report/manuscript writing. Prior to joining RTI-HS, she was a Principal Programmer/Analyst in the Worldwide Epidemiology department at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), where she provided analytic support for studies that utilized data from clinical trials, population-based survey databases (e.g., NHIS and NHANES III), and large observational/administrative databases (e.g., LNEI administrative claims, Medicare, and the UK’s General Practice Research Database [GPRD]).

Over the course of more than 25 years of health care–related research experience, Ms. McQuay has gained a particular expertise in the management and analysis of large longitudinal databases. Since joining RTI HS, she has expanded her database experience by working with data from the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD), The Health Improvement Network (THIN) database, MarketScan Research Databases, LifeLink (formerly PharMetrics), Integrated Health Care Information Services (IHCIS) Managed Care Benchmark Database, Saskatchewan Health Services Databases, Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) cancer registries, and SEER-Medicare linked data. She also has worked on projects that require the coordination of multiple data partners, including the use of a common data model. She has acquired expert analytic skills, utilizing SAS on multiple platforms, and has a strong background in computer science and systems management. Many of the projects on which she has worked on at both GSK and RTI HS were focused on the respiratory therapeutic area; however, she has worked within a wide range of clinical/therapeutic areas, including infectious disease (HIV/AIDS, influenza), rheumatology/immunology, orthopedics (total knee replacement), gastrointestinal disease (irritable bowel syndrome), cardiovascular disease (acute myocardial infarction, stroke, severe arrhythmia, sudden cardiac death), cancer, metabolic disease (diabetes, hyperlipidemia), mental health, and substance abuse.