Public Health Research Scientist, Venebio Group, LLC

Halle Amick is a Public Health Research Scientist with Venebio Group, LLC.

Halle has over a dozen years of experience designing, conducting, and publishing health services research projects, with significant expertise in systematic reviews and meta-analyses. Although her post-baccalaureate career was in the world of motion picture production in Rochester, New York, her interest in medicine and public health led her to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) in 2002.

After several years as a Research Assistant and Program and Curriculum Coordinator with the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars program at UNC, Halle enrolled in the Health Policy and Management program in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. In addition to assisting with courses that ranged from statistics to organizational behavior, she also performed qualitative analyses for the Veterans’ Affairs MOVE program, helping identify challenges to implementing obesity management programs for our nation’s servicemen and women. During that time, Halle also became immersed in the world of systematic reviews, most notably co-authoring the 2008 Medical Care and Research Review “Best Article of the Year.”

After graduation in 2010, Halle joined the Research Triangle Institute-University of North Carolina Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC)—one of 14 EPCs sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). While there, she helped lead consistent, transparent, and rigorous systematic reviews on benefits and harms of interventions for a variety of health topics including alcohol misuse, depression, sleep apnea, cardiovascular disease, asthma, and diabetes. Much of her work was conducted in support of the United States Preventive Services Task Force; informing its recommendations for primary care clinicians regarding the effectiveness of preventive clinical services.

Halle’s work has been published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the British Medical Journal, the Annals of Internal Medicine, the Journal of Primary Care and Community Health, and Pharmacogenomics, among others.

In 2015, Halle joined Venebio as a consultant, leading to her full-time association with the company in 2016.

Halle received her BFA in Film and Video Production from the Rochester Institute of Technology and her MSPH from UNC-Chapel Hill.