Elisabetta Patorno

Associate Professor

Elisabetta Patorno, MD, DrPH, is Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School,  Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Director of the Program on the Pharmacoepidemiology of Cardiovascular-Kidney-Metabolic Diseases (PROMISE) at the Division of Pharmacoepidemiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where she is also Senior Director of Research Training. Her work focuses on the assessment of the utilization, effectiveness, and safety of medications as used in routine settings of care. Her major clinical area of interest is the pharmacoepidemiology of cardiometabolic diseases. She has also particular interest in the advancement of epidemiologic and statistical methods and in the innovative linkage of different data sources to improve causal inference when studying medications in clinical practice. Dr. Patorno currently serves on the Board of Directors of the International Society of Pharmacoepidemiology and she is on the editorial board of Diabetes Care.

Dr. Patorno graduated magna cum laude with a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Italy), where she also completed her training in Preventive Medicine. She earned a Master degree in Public Health and a Doctorate in Pharmacoepidemiology at Harvard School of Public Health.