Rui F Duarte-Lopes

Partner, Consultant/CRO Biostatistician/Council Member/Partner, Various Companies

Global Locations, Portugal


Professional experience for Rui F Duarte-Lopes

  • Current , since Sep 2013

    Consultant/CRO Biostatistician/Council Member/Partner

    Various Companies

    Leverage extensive expertise in research, technology and statistics to deliver top quality consulting and advisory services to clients to support data-driven decision making in strategic planning and business development. Industries/areas of expertise include biotech/pharma, clinical research/drug development, public health/epidemiology, construction/real estate development and investment, big data analytics, and biostatistics. Selected collaborations: GLG, GlobalWonks, IQVIA, PPD.

  • 5 years and 3 months, Sep 2013 - Nov 2018

    CRO Biostatistician/Consultant

    PPD UK

    Brought life-changing therapies to market leading and collaborating on multiple studies (Pases I to IV), provided technical expertise and statistical consulting to internal and external stakeholders, including Fortune 500 global biopharma companies. Coordinated with colleagues in oncology, dermatology, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, and respiratory. Acted as lead statistician on selected single projects, trained others in biostatistics and programming.

  • 2 years and 2 months, Jul 2011 - Aug 2013

    Director of Operations/COO


    Directed daily operations, developed business strategies and budget plans, set performance and growth goals, and managed multiple functions including sales, finance, and administration. Enabled strategic decision making by implementing updated financial and management reporting systems, enhancing risk analysis and mitigation.

  • 10 years and 10 months, Sep 2000 - Jun 2011

    Senior Research Analyst/Manager

    University of California, Davis

    CADMS: Led and contributed to modelling and surveillance of foreign zoonosis, providing expertise in epidemiology and epidemic risk analysis, survey strategy, database architecture, and data management, processing, analytics, and reporting. CDPH: Audited and documented compliance of of HCPs, LHDs, health clinics and laboratories with the State Communicable Disease Reporting System, reported findings to California Legislature, Department of Public Health, and the CDC. UCD: Researcher from 2000 to 2002.

  • 5 years and 8 months, Jan 1995 - Aug 2000

    Director of Quality Assurance


    Started as part-time Systems Engineer/EHS Engineer Consultant, then became full-time Director in charge of the Departments of Quality Assurance and Environmental Health and Safety. Produced and managed Total Quality Assurance programs to optimize process and quality improvement as part of the management of a 100-vehicle fleet. Directed market research and analysis, audits, training & development, equipment inspection and testing, and client/vendor relations. Supervised staff. Reported directly to the CEO.

  • 1 year and 4 months, Jun 1997 - Sep 1998

    Technical Consultant

    Various Organizations - Nestlé Portugal | IRTA Spain

    Nestlé: Led a 5-person team created by the Director-General as part of the "Industrial Management for the Future Project" assigned to revive and optimize selected food manufacturing processes of strategic interest. IRTA: Originated an optimized mathematical-statistical model detailing the industrial drying process for dry-cured meat products, cementing product quality amid large-scale production systems. Publicized the results at the annual global meat technology conference (ICoMST) held in Barcelona.

Educational background for Rui F Duarte-Lopes

  • 2000 - 2002

    Master of Science

    University of California, Davis

    Animal Science, Immunology, Experimental Design & Analysis, Multivariate Statistics & Modeling

  • 1998 - 1999

    Master of Business Administration

    ESADE Business School

    International Business/Trade/Commerce, Marketing

  • 1992 - 1997

    Master of Engineering

    University of Minho

    Biological/Biosystems Engineering, Food/Chemical/Pharmaceutical Technologies


  • English

    First language

  • Portuguese

    First language

  • Spanish

    First language

  • French


  • Italian


  • German


  • Russian


  • Catalan


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