Monica St Claire

Monica St Claire

About Monica St Claire

Monica St Claire is a sociolinguist and focuses on research and innovation at Inspire. Since receiving her master's degree in linguistics from Georgetown University, she has concentrated on health research & analytics, delivering meaningful insight into the patient and caregiver experience, developing innovative research methodologies, and advancing the awareness and strategic use of linguistics and social media to improve healthcare research and communication.
Product Lead, Insight

How You Can Achieve Patient Focused Drug Development

How You Can Achieve Patient Focused Drug Development By Monica St Claire The application of a sociolinguistic lens can glean hidden meanings within seemingly ordinary communications. On the Society of Linguists website, Walt Wolfram, director of the North Carolina Language and Life Project at North Carolina State University said, “We use [...]

Can social media help uncover insights about the patient journey?

Can social media help uncover insights about the patient journey? By Monica St Claire Does patients’ social media content truly reflect the real world experience of patients in general? Can it uncover insights about the patient journey? This question tends to come up when someone is new to this type of research. [...]

Implementing patient centricity?

Implementing patient centricity? By Monica St. Claire Over 1,000 employees from bio-pharmaceutical, medical device and associated supplier companies responded to the Aurora Project’s recent Patient-Centric Benchmarks Survey. Of those respondents, 91% said patient centricity is important, a 6% increase from 2016. But only 30% believe the industry can make it a [...]

How R&D Teams Can Use Patient-Centricity for Clinical Trial Optimization

How R&D Teams Can Use Patient Centricity for Clinical Trial Optimization By Monica St. Claire In 2014, Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development performed a comprehensive assessment of the use of social media and digital technology in clinical research. This forward-thinking study revealed that pharmaceutical, biotechnology companies and contract [...]

What is a Virtual Advisory Board product?

What is a Virtual Advisory Board product? By Monica St. Claire Almost 60 percent of all clinical trial protocols have at least one amendment. Amendments lower the numbers of recruited patients as well as increase the cost of clinical trials according to Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development Impact [...]

Brain Tumors-What patients and their caregivers need-An Inspire Insights: Engage Case Study

Brain Tumors - What patients and caregivers need - An Inspire Insights: Engage Case Study By Monica St. Claire Almost 80,000 adults will be diagnosed with brain or spinal cord tumors in the US this year.1 Seven hundred thousand are living with brain tumors in the US today.1 Although extensive media coverage [...]

Learning from patients to improve their experiences with treatments – An Inspire Insights: Discover Case Study

Learning from patients to improve their experiences with treatments - An Inspire Insights: Discover Case Study By Monica St. Claire Around 68,000 people in the US are diagnosed with bladder cancer each year.  Since 2007, in partnership with the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network, Inspire has been providing support to patients and caregivers [...]

Qualitative analysis informs all of Inspire’s research offerings: An Inspire Engage case study

Qualitative analysis informs all of Inspire’s research offerings: An Inspire Engage case study By Monica St. Claire "Where is the understanding we have lost in knowledge?” ~T. S. Eliot 1 Inspire’s research team approaches all its work by first becoming immersed in patients’ and caregivers’ “in-the-moment” sense-making. The tool they use, [...]

Video Vignettes: Through Their Own Eyes: Thyroid Cancer

Video Vignettes: Through Their Own Eyes: Thyroid Cancer By Monica St. Claire Inspire asked its members if they would share their stories by video in a project called Through Their Own Eyes. Many did, and we have shared a number of these videos.(See links below)* Today, we share a video by a [...]