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Christopher Lyu has over 30 years of diverse research, project management, and business development experience. Prior to joining UNC-CH, he worked in the contract research industry for about 27 years (~4 years at Rho and ~23 years at Battelle). Prior to that, he worked at a Texas state agency for about 5 years. At Rho, Christopher served a dual role as a Principal Research Scientist and as a Privacy Officer. At Battelle, Christopher had multiple concurrent roles and responsibilities as a Research Project/Program Manager, Principal Investigator, Proposal Manager, a member of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and the IRB Vice Chair, Associate Director and Acting Director of the Battelle Durham, North Carolina Operations. At the Texas state agency, Christopher served as a Research Program Analyst/Project Officer. He earned his MPA from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin and BA from Tunghai University, Taiwan. Throughout his career, Christopher has supported/managed more than 50 research projects (both contract and grant research), which included a wide range of subject matters, study populations, and project types.