Pia MacDonald

Senior Research Epidemiologist, RTI International, U.S.A.

Pia MacDonald is senior research epidemiologist at RTI International. She has over 20 years of experience in epidemiologic research and public health, both nationally and internationally. Her work has focused broadly on infectious disease epidemiology and surveillance, public health preparedness systems, and global health security. Currently, she leads a global health security project in Guinea, West Africa, that supports strengthening the surveillance and health information systems. Additionally, she provides epidemiological and infectious diseases expertise to inform global health security policy and econometric analyses for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Pia is an adjunct associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has state- and federal-level public health experience that started with her service as a CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service officer. She has written more than 60 peer-reviewed publications and a book titled Methods in Field Epidemiology.


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