Carla Ascoytia, BA, received a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and French from the University of Northern Iowa with certification in Teaching. Carla joined the HRA team in 2003 and is the Manager for Field Projects with additional responsibilities as an instructor for the Life Skills patient education programs. In the last 3 years, Carla has coordinated and participated in a variety of qualitative and quantitative research studies involving in-depth individual interviews and focus groups across multiple population groups and therapeutic areas, including both male and female sexual disorders, mental health quality of life assessments, diabetes, COPD, asthma and SUI. Carla’s skills include site recruitment and monitoring, patient recruitment, cognitive debriefing and QA activities for outcomes research documentation. Her career prior to coming to HRA consisted of 20 years of service in the private sector with Continuous Process Improvement initiatives in Customer Service and Core Competency Training for corporate America. She is a member of IAHPC (International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care), NICABM (National Institute for Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine) and has certification and volunteer experience in Domestic Violence Crisis Management, and as a Hospice Care Provider.

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