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Christian Douglas

Research Biostatistician


DrPH, Biostatistics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

MS, Mathematics, Clark Atlanta University
BS, Mathematics, Clark Atlanta University


Christian E. Douglas is a research biostatistician with more than 10 years of professional experience collaborating with medical doctors, biomedical scientists, and public health researchers in the design and analysis of public health research projects. Dr. Douglas has served as the lead statistician on the Phase II/Phase III adaptive ACTIVE-5 BET clinical trial and has worked with research faculty to produce optimal study design. She is the associate project director for the Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) project, which is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Douglas supports the principal investigator in decisions and task delegation concerning the data coordinating center, while managing the effective receiving and organization of data from ECHO wide cohorts.

Prior to joining RTI, Dr. Douglas worked for Duke University, where she remains as a consulting associate in the School of Nursing. She is assessing the predictive properties of the probability of an exam-taker passing the National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists Self-Evaluation Examination on the first try. Dr. Douglas also spent her tenure at Duke managing a group of faculty and staff statisticians who served the research faculty, clinical nurses, and students at the Duke University School of Nursing. She previously consulted at Social & Scientific Systems, Inc., performing analyses for the appropriate and best statistical methods for clinical public health science projects led by National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) researchers.

Dr. Douglas is a member of the American Statistical Association and serves as a reviewer for the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.

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