Miina Rafinski

Director, KQH Inc

Miina heads up our US operations, fieldwork and client relations. She ensures that all US-specific and US-component research projects are executed in a timely manner with successful results. She is also responsible for maintaining and developing our US client base.

Career Summary

After graduating from Lafayette College with honors in International Affairs and Government & Law, Miina’s first professionally held position was a Real Estate Legal Assistant at a regional law firm.

Prior to joining KeyQuest  in October 2014, Miina had spent 8 years with the Olson Research Group, a US-based fieldwork agency. Initially her role there was as a qualitative and quantitative Project Manager, however she soon progressed to managing the qualitative research department. More recently at Olson, Miina served in the business development department as Director of Client Services, with the primary focus being on proposals development, client management and new client development.

Specialist Therapy Areas

Miina leads our USA operations, project directoring CLs, TDIs and IDIs. A significant proportion of Miina’s studies are multi-country and include KOL studies in the areas of Immunotherapies, Oncology, Rheumatology, Gastrointestinal and Pulmonary Diseases.

Over the years Miina has been exposed to all Therapy Areas and multiple disease types. Below are examples of some of the most recent subjects she has successfully managed studies in:

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Asthma, Atopic Dermatitis, AF, Bipolar Disorder, Cancer (Bladder, NSCLC, Ovarian, Prostate), CDIFF, CHF, Diagnostic Imaging, Diarrhea, Epilepsy, Female Fecal Incontinence, Growth Hormone Deficiency, Hep B, Hunters Disease, Hurler’s Disease, Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder, Imaging Machines, Infectious Diseases, Knee Surgery, MS, Narcolepsy, Oncology, Osteoarthritis, PAD, Pain Management, Pruritus, Renal Disease, RA, Wet AMD

Miina’s successes and assignment highlights

  • Since joining the KQH team in October of 2014, Miina has been able to substantially grow the US client base and US fieldwork revenue
  • Miina recently successfully managed a  highly complex research project involving 21 prostate cancer patients (and sometimes their partners too), across 3 cities in the US.  We had to target a very specific sub-segment of prostate cancer sufferers, at a certain stage of the condition and with particular PSA/Gleason scores. This constituted about 5-10% of the overall prostate cancer population in the US. The research also involved each participant completing an extensive patient journey diary in advance of the interview. From the start of fieldwork to the close of the interviews, the research took 5 weeks including the Christmas and New Year’s holiday to complete.

Miina’s professional memberships

BHBIA Certificate of Competence in Adverse Events and Legal & Ethical Guidelines training

Miina’s interests

Miina is an avid equestrian enthusiast. In 2014 she was a Beginner Novice eventing champion in a regional association covering NJ, PA and NY.

In addition to this Miina enjoys cross-fit training, gardening, travelling, enjoying exotic cuisines and reading. She has a particular preference for classical works and Eastern to Central European politics and socio-economics.

Contact Miina on tel. 908 617 0503 or via our Contact Form