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RTI International

Member Since 2014

E. Wayne Holden, PhD

President and Chief Executive Officer

E. Wayne Holden, PhD, is RTI International’s fourth president and chief executive officer. He joined RTI as executive vice president of Social and Statistical Sciences in 2005, overseeing the organization’s largest unit. Prior to joining RTI, he served as vice president, senior vice president, and ultimately president of the research company ORC Macro. Before joining ORC Macro in 1998, he had a successful career in academia serving more than 10 years in a variety of roles in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Maryland’s School of Medicine. Dr. Holden holds appointments as an adjunct professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University School of Medicine and as an adjunct professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health. Dr. Holden is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and has authored more than 130 articles, books, and book chapters on various topics in clinical child/pediatric psychology and health services research. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Research Triangle Foundation and the Emily Krzyzewski Center. He is also on the Board of Advisors for the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise and is a member of the Children’s Mental Health Network Advisory Council.

CEO Cancer Gold Standard™

Gold Standard  Employer

Since 2010


Improving the health and well-being of our employees and their families is a priority for RTI International. By meeting the high standards of this initiative since 2010, we are working to help our employees prevent cancer and reduce the risk of other serious conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, obesity and diabetes.

— E. Wayne Holden, PhD

Gold Standard  Task Force Participation

Task Force Member(s): Noelle W. Ybarra, Wellness Specialist

Global Gold Standard  Task Force Participation

Member Global Gold Standard Subcommittee: Marjorie Williamson, Senior Director, Global Compensation & Benefits

Life Sciences Consortium

LSC  Task Force Participation

Task Force Member(s): Doris Rouse, PhD, Vice President, Global Health Technologies

Project Data Sphere, LLC

an independent initiative of the Life Sciences Consortium

Executive Leadership Team


RTI International

RTI is an independent, nonprofit institute that provides research, development, and technical services to government and commercial clients worldwide. Our mission is to improve the human condition by turning knowledge into practice.