Ilse Peterson, MPH

Director - Research & Strategy


Ilse Peterson is a strategy consultant who manages initiatives to address scientific, clinical and public health challenges. With more than a decade of experience working with life sciences, health care and tax-exempt organization clients, Ilse provides strategic, project management and impact evaluation services to advance her clients’ goals.
Ilse has aided individual clients and associations in defining organizational priorities and action plans, creating and managing grant programs, establishing new programs to address clinical research and public health challenges, and convening stakeholders in workshop and conference settings. She has also helped establish and manage several multi-stakeholder collaborations. Additionally, she assists clients with initiatives related to clinical research and data privacy compliance.

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George Washington University
M.P.H. in Epidemiology (2015)

St. Olaf College
B.A. summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa (2009)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • Best Practices for Clinical Research Coordinators in SMA
    Co-author, Cure SMA, 2019
  • The Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy Consortium as a Model for Advancing Research and Dialogue on Rare Severe Adverse Drug Reactions
    First author, Advances in Therapy, 2019
  • SMA Clinical Trial Readiness Toolkit
    Co-author, Cure SMA, 2018
  • T Cell Deficiencies as a Common Risk Factor for Drug Associated Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy
    Co-author, Immunobiology, 2018
  • 2nd International Conference on Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (PML) 2015: JCV virology, progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy pathogenesis, diagnosis and risk stratification, and new approaches to prevention and treatment
    Co-author, Journal of Neurovirology, 2015
  • Inhaler Adherence is Everyone's Responsibility: Conclusions of the IPAC-RS Patient Concordance Initiative
    Co-author, Inhalation Magazine, 2013
  • An IPAC-RS Update: A Practitioner's Perspective on Human Factors
    Co-author, Inhalation Magazine, 2012
  • Equivalence considerations for orally inhaled products for local action-ISAM/IPAC-RS European Workshop report
    Co-author, Journal of Aerosol Medicine and Pulmonary Drug Delivery, 2012
  • A Multidisciplinary Approach to Care for Obstructive Respiratory Conditions: Communication, Coordination and Concordance
    Co-author, IPAC-RS, 2012

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • American Public Health Association

Civic Activities

  • St. Olaf College Alumni Network — Co-chair of Washington, D.C. Chapter, 2016-19


  • Faegre Drinker — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2020
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