RTI international is expanding its reach, opening a regional office in San Francisco.

“A west coast presence will help us expand our efforts nationally and internationally.” said RTI President Victoria Haynes in a statement. “This new location will provide a broader reach to urban and rural communities across the nation and abroad, and will make us more accessible to our west coast clients and collaborators.”

Running the office will be Alex Kral, a former director of the University of California San Francisco’s Urban Health Studies program and associate professor at the university’s Department of Family and Community Medicine. He will also be in charge in an Urban Health Program being launched by RTI.

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