Elizabeth M McClure, PhD


Adjunct Assistant Professor 
Maternal & Child Health



Research Triangle Institute 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 
T: 919-316-3773 


1990  University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill  BA, Psychology

1994  The Citadel, Charleston SC  MEd, Clinical Counseling

2013  University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill  PhD, Epidemiology

Research Interests

An epidemiologist with RTI since 2001, she has more than 15 years of experience with scientific oversight and project management activities, including monitoring and overseeing studies, preparing budgets, and maintaining effective communication with investigators for health-related clinical studies at the National Institutes of Health. Currently, in collaboration with the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the study investigators, she is the Principal Investigator for the data center on a multisite, international Global Research Network, with studies being conducted in India, Pakistan, Zambia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Argentina, and Guatemala. She also provided leadership of maternal and child health studies, collaborating effectively with investigators and research coordinators in the field, leading data analyses, and writing and reviewing manuscripts. Dr. McClure is also the co-principal investigator for the Maternal and Newborn Directed Assessment of Technology (MANDATE), a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation project to evaluate the impact of technology on maternal, fetal, and newborn mortality. Dr. McClure has had a special interest in stillbirth and led numerous scientific papers addressing stillbirth in low-income countries.

 Key Publications

McClure EM, Goldenberg RL, Dent AE, Meshnick SR (2013) 
A systematic review of the impact of malaria prevention in pregnancy on low birth weight and maternal anemia
International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics: vol.121(2), p.103-9.

Garces A, McClure EM, Chomba E, Patel A, Pasha O, Tshefu A, et al. (2013) 
Home birth attendants in low income countries: who are they and what do they do?
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth

McClure EM, Rouse DJ, MacGuire ER, Jones BM, Griffin JB, Jobe AH, et al. (2013) 
The MANDATE model for evaluating interventions to reduce postpartum hemorrhage
International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics: vol.2, p.10-30.