Doris J. Rouse, PhD

Doris J. Rouse, PhD

Title: Vice President of Global Health, Physiologist, Research Scientist
Company: RTI International
Location: Durham, North Carolina, United States

Doris J. Rouse, PhD, Vice President of Global Health, Physiologist, and Research Scientist at RTI International, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the health care industry.

With nearly 50 years of professional experience in the field, Dr. Rouse has served as vice president of global health since 2007 and director of the TB Technology Transfer Program since 1999 at RTI International. In addition, she has been the portfolio project manager of the Global Alliance for Tuberculosis Drug Development since 2002. Prior to these appointments, she served RTI International in a number of capacities, including as director of global health technologies, director of the NASA Technology Application Team, center director, and senior physiologist. She commenced her career as a research science at Burroughs Wellcome Company and as a science teacher with the Peace Corps in Liberia.

Alongside her primary endeavors, Dr. Rouse has been an adjunct professor of maternal and child health at the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina since 2013. She formerly served the university as a member of the global health advisory committee and an adjunct assistant professor. In addition, she was on the board of directors of the Simon Foundation from 1983 to 1995, the advisory board of the Western Gerontology Society from 1982 to 1985, and on the advisory board of the Arc of the United States from 1981 to 1988.

Dr. Rouse holds a Bachelor of Arts in chemistry and a Doctor of Philosophy in physiology and pharmacology from Duke University. A contributor of articles in professional journals and a respected presenter in the field, she has been awarded several times for her work. The recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award in Life Sciences in 2017 and the Women in Business Innovation Award by Triangle Business Journal in 2014, she also received the Knox Excellence Award for Research in 2014. In addition, she was honored with the President’s Award by RTI International in 2003, 2005, and 2006, the Group Achievement Award by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in 1979 and 2000, and the Distinguished Service Award by the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America in 1984.

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