Executive Team

Nicole Siamas, MBA, President

MBA
Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

BA, Clinical Psychology
McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Nicole Siamas, MBA, is President of Medical Data Analytics (MDA), an RTI Health Solutions business. As co-founder of MDA, she spearheaded efforts to establish the company as a global provider of real-world data generation to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Under her direction, the company established a leadership role in conducting non-interventional, retrospective, prospective, and ambispective medical chart reviews and patient-reported outcomes studies. Building upon its core capabilities in custom study design and worldwide data collection, MDA maintains unparalleled experience across multiple disease categories and treatment settings in the US, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Nicole has over 35 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, having held leadership positions in market research, advertising and promotion, product management, business development and building strategic alliances in global markets. Her client-focused approach enhances her abilities in strategic business planning and expansion, process enhancements, and communications.

Cynthia Macahilig, MA, Executive Vice President, Research Operations

MA, Communications Research
BA, Mass Communications
University of the Philippines, Manila, Philippines

Cynthia Macahilig, MA, is Executive Vice President, Research Operations of Medical Data Analytics, an RTI Health Solutions business. She is a career researcher with over 40 years of experience in conducting research (Rx and OTC) employing virtually all types of research methods/designs, with the last 25 years devoted in the conduct of retrospective and prospective medical chart reviews, with and without a patient reported outcomes component. Her in-depth research experience includes study design, methodology, data analysis, and forecasting involving multiple therapeutic areas, patient populations, treatment settings, and physician specialties. She has successfully directed numerous US and international studies in areas that include oncology, solid organ transplantation, rare autoimmune diseases, blood disorders, cardiovascular diseases, gastrointestinal diseases, metabolic disorders, anti-infectives, and CNS. She spearheaded the largest syndicated US and EU solid organ transplant database, a 10-year longitudinal patient chart study that generated data used by major pharmaceutical companies. She has extensive experience in all phases of qualitative and quantitative research methods and in all aspects of operations and analysis and has co-authored numerous research papers published in peer reviewed journals.