RLA helps research organizations move science forward. How?

  • By researching and synthesizing the best evidence
  • By enabling the power to convene
  • By transforming complexity into clarity with integrity
  • By implementing the best solutions and strategies

Since its inception in 2003, RLA has provided superior services to many clients, including

  • National Institutes of Health (15 Institutes/Centers/Offices)
  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics
  • Department of Education
  • Department of Transportation
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • National Endowment for the Arts
  • Elite academic institutions, such as Princeton, Harvard, Columbia, Brown, University of Southern California, Boston University, and University of Michigan
  • Pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, such as Eli Lilly & Co., Lockheed Martin, Leidos, Fujirebio, and Edwards Life Sciences
  • Other notable organizations, such as the World Health Organization, National Academies, and Helmsley Charitable Trust

A woman- and minority-owned small business, RLA received its 8(a) certification in October 2015.

RLA was named a 2016 Top 100 Minority Business Enterprise in the mid-Atlantic region (Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia).

Staff Members

Rose Li

Rose Maria Li, MBA, PhD

President and CEO

Michael Grady

Chief Financial Officer

Terrence Calhoun

Director, Conference Services

Dana Carluccio, PhD

Director, Science Writing and Communication

Lorene Eberhardt

Director, Operations

Linda Parker, MS

Business Development Manager

CeCe LeBauer, MBA

Business Manager

Michele Dillon

Senior Associate

Gregory Richards

Senior Associate

James Smith, PhD

Senior Associate (Economist)

Nancy Tuvesson

Nancy Tuvesson, MBA

Senior Associate

Kelly Beazley, PhD


Grace Maa, MS

Accounting Associate

Sabira Mohamed


Shadya Sanders


Lucas Smalldon, MA


Bethany Stokes, MS


Derek Smith

Project Analyst/Assistant