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Timothy Gabel, MBA

Tim Gabel

Timothy Gabel, MBA

Adjunct Professor
Public Health Leadership Program

Tim J. Gabel is the President and Chief Executive Officer of RTI International and an adjunct professor with the Public Health Leadership Program and UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. Mr. Gabel joined RTI in 1983 with technical training in both statistics and computer science and has served in a variety of leadership roles during his career, including the head of the Research Computing Division and the vice president for Survey and Computing Sciences. Mr. Gabel helped pioneer RTI’s early efforts to conceptualize and develop Internet applications for research activities and has extensive experience directing data collection and data processing activities for scientific research studies. He and his SSES leadership team are now leading the effort to align RTI to meet the demands of big data and harness the potential of emerging technologies such as blockchain and artificial intelligence in pursuit of RTI’s mission to Improve the Human Condition by Turning Knowledge Into Practice. 

As head of SSES, the largest of RTI’s business units, Mr. Gabel manages an annual revenue of approximately $600M and nearly 3,000 staff who conduct a variety of research, development, and technical assistance projects. Much of the SSES portfolio involves large-scale data collection and management, with an emphasis on complex methodological, statistical, and epidemiological approaches to important public policy issues in health, environment, education, criminal justice, and social welfare. 



MBA, Business Administration, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, 1993

BS, Statistics, University of Wyoming, 1983

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