Rose Rios has a wealth of experience in many aspects of health care, including qualitative market research; agency-side medical communications; and direct patient care, advocacy, and education. For the past fifteen years, she has worked on identifying disease area experts in various therapeutic areas with differing geographic reach..
In her work in medical communications, Ms. RÃos has developed advisory board meetings as well as compliance and persistency programs, collaborating with experts in the fields of central nervous system disorders and other disease areas. Her areas of expertise include addiction, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and health literacy. She has also assisted in translating medical materials from English into Spanish, ensuring they met cultural health literacy guidelines.
Ms. Rios began her career as a Medical Translator for Spanish at St. Barnabas Hospital in Bronx, NY. She then completed a degree in Medical Anthropology, studying under Prof. William E. Mitchell at the University of Vermont. After receiving her degree, Ms. RÃos worked as a bilingual Public Assistance Specialist, serving the medically needy, and then as a Substance Abuse Counselor with HIV/AIDS patients at a methadone maintenance clinic in Brooklyn, NY. She later accepted a position as a Pharmaceutical Sales Representative with Hoffmann-La Roche. During her tenure there, she completed her Masterâs Degree in Public Health at City University of New York, Hunter College, specializing in Epidemiology and Community Health Education. She is also a certified Emergency Medical Technician. She volunteers and provides training at her local rescue squad as well as the American Red Cross.