Elizabeth McClure

"The international community, individual countries, professional organizations and families must take a stand to prevent stillbirths. Everyone has a role to play and together stillbirths can and must be counted and reduced."

Expertise

Maternal, fetal, and newborn health

Stillbirth in low-income countries

Interventions to reduce maternal, fetal and newborn mortality

 

Elizabeth McClure, PhD, MEd, is a Perinatal Epidemiologist at RTI’s Center for Clinical Research Network Coordination.

Dr. McClure has more than 15 years of experience in leading global research in maternal and newborn health. Since 2001, in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) scientists, she has served as an investigator for the Global Network for Research of Women’s and Children’s Health.

As the principal investigator of the Global Network data center, Dr. McClure leads data analyses and provides oversight of study implementation. In collaboration with the Global Network, Dr. McClure leads a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation–funded cluster-randomized trial of ultrasound screening in antenatal care to identify and refer women with pregnancy complications. Dr. McClure also serves as a co-investigator of Maternal and Neonatal Directed Assessment of Technology (MANDATE), a mathematical model to evaluate the impact of interventions to reduce maternal, fetal, and newborn mortality in sub-Saharan Africa and India.

She currently serves as a scientific advisor to the International Stillbirth Association and is an adjunct professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. McClure has had a special interest in stillbirth and has written many scientific papers on the topic of stillbirth in low-income countries.

 

Education

PhD, Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina

Certificate in Core Concepts in Public Health, University of North Carolina

MEd, Clinical Counseling, The Citadel

BA, Psychology, University of North Carolina