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Lisa Thalji

Lisa Thalji

Senior Vice President, Data Practice Area


MA, Applied Psychology, Temple University

BA, Psychology, University of Illinois

Lisa Thalji is senior vice president of RTI’s Data Practice Area, managing more than 250 research professionals. Drawing on more than 30 years of experience conducting research, she is an expert in designing and managing large, highly complex surveys in the United States and internationally, covering all modes of data collection, a wide range of populations, including households and schools, and diverse clients such as government agencies and commercial enterprises.

Substantively, Ms. Thalji’s work has focused on public health, and environmental health. She is especially proficient at collaborating with clients to select appropriate data capture strategies that produce high-quality, scientifically valid information within budget and scheduling priorities. She works with RTI project directors and team leaders to anticipate research challenges and devise effective plans to ensure they are addressed. She has been instrumental in leading staff to advance the field of survey research through innovation and dissemination of methodological approaches.

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