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Rachel Royce

Senior Research Epidemiologist

Rachel Royce, PhD, MPH, senior research epidemiologist, has more than 20 years' experience in the design and conduct of epidemiology and public health research with a focus on HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and maternal child health. She joined RTI in 2001 after 8 years as a faculty member at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Epidemiology. Dr. Royce has a strong background in research methodology and the epidemiology of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, sexually transmitted diseases, and preterm delivery. She has served as principal investigator and co-investigator on several research projects and has written numerous publications. She has directed and collaborated on grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts funded by a variety of sources, including the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Fulbright Commission. Dr. Royce is the principal investigator and project director for the North Carolina Site of CDC's Tuberculosis Epidemiologic Studies Consortium (TBESC).

Education

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Department of Biostatistics, Harvard University; PhD, Epidemiology, University of California at Berkeley; MPH, Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of California at Berkeley; BA, Biology, Brown University.

Latest Publications

Hormonal contraception and area of cervical ectopy: A longitudinal assessment — Contraception
Bright, P.L., Turner, A.N., Morrison, C.S., Wong, E.L., Kwok, C., Yacobson, I., Royce, R.A., et al. (Nov 2011)
Predictors of discordant tuberculin skin test and QuantiFERON (R)-TB Gold In-Tube results in various high-risk groups — International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
Weinfurter, P., Blumberg, H.M., Goldbaum, G., Royce, R., Pang, J., Tapia, J., et al. (Aug 2011)
Epidemiologic study of tuberculosis in the African American Community — American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
Royce, R.A., Katz, D., Pagaoa, M., & Wallace, C. (May 2011)
Intervention to stop tuberculosis in the African American community — American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
Royce, R.A., Harris, S., Swinson Evans, T., Maiuri, A., Colson, P.W., Maxwell, L., Kromm, J.N., et al. (May 2011)
Physical and sexual violence during pregnancy and after delivery: A prospective multistate study of women with or at risk for HIV infection — American Journal of Public Health
Koenig, L.J., Whitaker, D.J., Royce, R.A., Wilson, T.E., Ethier, K., & Fernandez, M.I. (Jun 2006)
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