University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
Mackenzie Neighbors is a Research Associate in the Market Access and Outcomes Strategy group at RTI-HS. Drawing from her experiences with scientific medical writing and clinical patient care, she contributes to the development of AMCP dossiers, global value dossiers, and literature reviews. Her therapeutic areas of expertise include diabetes, cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, and HIV/AIDS. While obtaining her BS in Biology, Ms. Neighbors conducted research at the UNC Medical School - Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies, employing the techniques of immunohistochemistry, light microscopy and animal models to measure the effects of alcohol in the brain. Her work resulted in publication. Her patient-care and clinical experience includes serving as the primary health caregiver for a disabled child and working as a medical assistant in a family medicine practice. Her experience at the family medicine practice includes completing successful applications for recognition in the Diabetes Recognition Program for outstanding diabetes care and for recognition as a Level 2 Patient Centered Medical Home, both granted through the National Committee for Quality Assurance. Proficient in French, Ms. Neighbors spent a summer in Cameroon volunteering as an HIV/AIDS education officer and writing grant applications to expand international funding for the clinic.