Molly Purser, PhD

Associate Director, Health Economics

PhD, Industrial and Systems Engineering
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

MBA, Business Administration
University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC

BS, Industrial Engineering (magna cum laude)
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Molly Purser, PhD, is an Associate Director at RTI-HS. Dr. Purser is experienced in developing economic models to demonstrate the value of drugs and other health technologies and, in particular, models developed as communication tools for payers and decision makers. Prior to RTI-HS, she worked as a post-doc at North Carolina State University in collaboration with Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, where she developed process models of the auricular reconstruction product process, optimized the cell isolation and expansion process, and developed cost models to evaluate various processes. In addition, she was the project director for a National Science Foundation-funded project involving three universities to create, implement, and evaluate a new high school mathematics curriculum focusing on operations research techniques that was approved in 2012 by the state of North Carolina Department of Instruction and is currently being taught in schools across four states. She also has worked for over 14 years in various roles in manufacturing, including industrial engineering, operations research, and logistics.