Grace Macalino

Grace Macalino

Ph.D., M.P.H.


+1 (703) 923 8397

Grace Macalino is a director with Baker Tilly’s healthcare consulting practice. As a senior scientist epidemiologist, she supports life sciences companies and other organizations with evidence generation and strategy, study design and data analyses.

Grace brings 25 years of clinical research experience as an epidemiologist at the senior leadership level. An agile, flexible professional who has operated in health sciences/biotech, academia, not-for-profit, National Institute of Health (NIH) and military settings. Demonstrates extensive experience in communicating to broad medical audiences including regulators, patients, funders, providers and opinion leaders in the scientific community. Able to effectively drive multi-project programs. A seasoned program manager of multisite studies and interdisciplinary teams spanning multiple countries. Earned international reputation for research methods, data analytics and extracting high-impact insights.

Grace has also secured over $4.9 million in DoD funding over seven years; authored as well as contributed to 74 journal articles and five book chapters; peer reviewed and invited 79 presentations at national and international conferences.

  • Qualitative and quantitative study methods
  • Developing evidence generation strategies and research study pipeline
  • HIV/infectious disease epidemiology
  • Data scientist strategy and analysis
  • Medical and evidence generation strategy
  • Research study design
  • Data strategy and analysis
  • Medical communications
  • Medical risk and compliance
  • Accepted oral presentation, 38th Annual Meeting European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE), Milan, Italy, July 2022
  • Roundtable presentation, Medical Affairs Professionals Society Annual Meeting, “Owning your brand evidence generation strategy.” New Orleans LA, March 2022
  • Invited speaker, Cannabis Science Conference, “Creating a Cascade of Care Model for Medical Cannabis: What it is and How it Can Help Patient Access.” Baltimore MD, September 2021
  • Adi Noiman, Grace Macalino, Seung Hyun Won, Morgan Byrne, Robert Deiss, Nel Jason Haw, Anuradha Ganesan, Jason F Okulicz, Christina Schofield, Tahaniyat Lalani, Ryan C Maves, Xun Wang, Brian K Agan, Infectious Disease Clinical Research Program HIV Working Group. Sexual Risk Behaviors Associated with Sexually Transmitted Infections in a US Military Population Living with HIV After the Repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell". AIDS Patient Care STD. 2020 Dec; 34(12): 523-533
  • Emuren L, Welles S, Macalino G, Evans AA, Polansky M, Ganesan A, Colombo RE, Agan BK; Infectious Disease Clinical Research Program HIV Working Group. Predictors of health-related quality of life among military HIV-infected individuals. Qual Life Res. 2020 Jul;29(7):1855-1869. doi: 10.1007/s11136-020-02441-5. Epub 2020 Feb 20. PMID: 32076926
  • Invited speaker, Americans for Safe Access (ASA) Unity Conference, “Cascade of Care Model for Patients and Medical Cannabis Access”. Washington DC, March 2019
  • Carney B, White J, Xu X, Sunil T, Daniels C, Byrne M, Ganesan A, Deiss R, Macalino G, Agan BK, Okulicz JF. Relationship between depression and risk behaviors in a US Military population with HIV infection. AIDS Care. 2019 Sep;31(9):1152-1156. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2019.1595522. Epub 2019 Mar 27. PMID: 30917666
  • Byrne M, Deiss R, Mesner O, Glancey M, Ganesan A, Okulicz J, Kronmann K, Maves R, Schofield C, Agan B, Macalino G. Age, Race, and At-Risk Drinking in an HIV-infected U.S. Military Cohort. Mil Med. 2019 May 1;184(5-6):e263-e267. doi: 10.1093/milmed/usy318. PMID: 30690493
  • Deiss R, Byrne M, Echols SM, Cammarata SM, Potswald L, Gomez E, Curry JA, Garges E, Macalino G, Agan BK, Bavaro MF. Extragenital chlamydia infection among active-duty women in the United States Navy. Mil Med Res. 2019 Jan 29;6(1):3. doi: 10.1186/s40779-019-0193-x. PMID: 30691524; PMCID: PMC6350339
  • Emuren L, Welles S, Polansky M, Evans AA, Macalino G, Agan BK; Infectious Disease Clinical Research Program HIV Working Group. Lower health-related quality of life predicts all-cause hospitalization among HIV-infected individuals. Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2018 May 30;16(1):107. doi: 10.1186/s12955-018-0931-x. PMID: 29848332; PMCID: PMC5977458
  • Washington Business Journal, Diversity in Business Awards, recipient (2023)


Washington, DC


Doctor of Philosophy

Epidemiology (infectious disease)

The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Hygiene and Public Health, Baltimore, MD

Master of Public Health

George Washington University

Master of Science, physiology

Georgetown University

Bachelor of Arts

History and sociology of science

honors and distinction

University of Pennsylvania