Project Management Professional (PMP)
Project Management Institute, Newtown Square, PA
Master of Technical and Scientific Communication
Miami University, Oxford, OH
BS, Biological Science, Honors Program/Cum Laude
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
Megan Thomas, MTSC, is a PMP-certified Project Manager in the Surveys and Observational Studies group within RTI-HS and has over 16 years of experience with the pharmaceutical industry. She contributes to client’s late-stage research studies in health economics and outcomes research (HEOR), patient-reported outcomes, and epidemiology (patient registries). For a variety of therapeutic areas, Ms. Thomas provides integrated project, portfolio, and vendor management. She focuses on providing project start-up, maintenance, and closure, including managing project interdependencies such as timelines, scope, budget, quality review process, and stakeholder communications/meetings. She contributes to the development of proposals and study kickoff slides, protocols, and institutional review board (IRB) submissions, as well as study participant materials (screeners, informed consent forms, and case-report forms). For 10 years, Ms. Thomas managed the monthly collection and assimilation of RTI-HS staff publications for executive leadership and publication coordinators team efforts. She has contributed to the development of databases for publications and vendors.
Since 2010, Ms. Thomas has also been an assistant data collection manager for a national patient registry study with the RTI-HS Epidemiology group; in this role, she reviews study data; manages study vendors; and communicates with patients about their questions, study forms, and adverse events (AEs). As part of a clinical trial team (2010-2013), she reviewed and coordinated revisions to study sites' local and central IRB packages and conducted site recruitment.
Ms. Thomas served as American Medical Writer’s Association (AMWA) Carolinas Chapter's Secretary and Executive Committee member from 2013 to 2014. She has a background in technical writing, endocrinology laboratory research, and graphics development for reports/presentations.