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Elizabeth M. McClure, PhD

Elizabeth M. McClure, PhD

Adjunct Faculty
Department of Maternal and Child Health
  • Research Triangle Institute
  • Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
  • USA

Dr. McClure is a perinatal epidemiologist with over 15 years of experience leading global research in maternal and newborn health. Since 2001, in collaboration with National Institutes of Health scientists, she has been an investigator of the Global Network for Research of Women’s and Children’s Health, which conducts research in India, Pakistan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Zambia, Kenya and Guatemala on the major causes of maternal and newborn mortality in low-resource settings. Dr. McClure serves as the Principal Investigator of the Global Network data center, leading the data analyses and oversight of study implementation. In collaboration with the Global Network, Dr. McClure also leads Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation-funded studies to improve antenatal care in low-resource settings.

Research Activities

Dr. McClure is especially interested in research to improve maternal and newborn outcomes in low-to-middle income countries, especially research that addresses the major causes of mortality in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. Most recently, she has been involved with a trial of antenatal corticosteroids to reduce neonatal mortality associated with preterm birth in low-resource settings. She also has participated in research on newborn resuscitation training for birth attendants and ultrasound to improve gestational age assessment. She is especially interested in studying preventable stillbirth.

Service Activities

Scientific Advisory Committee, International Stillbirth Alliance
Every Newborn Action Plan (ENAP) metrics


PhD, Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2013

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