Mary Anthony, PhD

Director, Epidemiology

PhD, Epidemiology
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

MS, Epidemiology
Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC

BS, Mathematical Biology
Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC

Mary S. Anthony, PhD, has been a Director of Epidemiology at RTI-HS since November 2014. While at RTI-HS, she has focused on pharmacoepidemiology and risk management projects and works as an epidemiology consultant to several practice areas within RTI-HS, including Surveys and Observational Studies, Market Access and Outcome Strategies, and Health Economics. The focus of recent projects that she has led include the use of databases to address regulatory agency-required pregnancy safety studies, evaluation of risk management plans, approaches to benefit/risk assessment, and conduct and coordination of medication/product safety studies within databases, including multidatabase studies. Prior to joining RTI-HS, she was a director in the Center for Observational Research (CfOR) at Amgen. There, Dr. Anthony led the bone, cardiovascular, and inflammation therapeutic areas at various times for CfOR and supported drug development and commercialization processes in generating epidemiologic evidence contributing to the development of drugs prior to marketing; the pharmacovigilance of marketed products; and the understanding of the benefits, risks, and patient value of therapies. Prior to working at Amgen, she was involved in research for more than 25 years at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Dr. Anthony taught graduate programs in the departments of Public Health Sciences and Cellular and Molecular Pathobiology at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Dr. Anthony has coauthored more than 85 peer-reviewed journal articles, 15 book chapters, and more than 55 presentations at national and international meetings. She received her Bachelor’s degree in mathematical biology at Wake Forest University, Master’s in epidemiology from the Wake Forest University Bowman Gray School of Medicine, and PhD in epidemiology from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.