Elisabetta Patorno, MD, DrPH, is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and an Associate Epidemiologist in the Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Her work focuses on the assessment of the safety and effectiveness of therapeutics as used in routine settings of care of real-world patients, including pregnant women and older adults. Her major clinical areas of interest include the pharmacoepidemiology of diabetes, neurological diseases, and the evaluation of therapeutics and procedures in the setting of acute hospital care. She has also particular interest in the advancement of epidemiologic and statistical methods to improve causal inference in pharmacoepidemiological studies using real-world data, with a particular emphasis on study design and propensity score methodology for confounding adjustment. She is Director of the Program on the Pharmacoepidemiology of Metabolic Diseases at the Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Chair of the Public Health & Epidemiology Interest Group Leadership Team at the American Diabetes Association.
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.