Elisabetta Patorno, MD, DrPH, is an Assistant 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 research focuses on the assessment of the safety and effectiveness of therapeutics through the application of advanced epidemiologic and statistical methods for confounding adjustment in non-interventional studies. Her major clinical areas of interest include the pharmacoepidemiology of diabetes, neurological diseases, and the assessment of therapeutics and procedures in the setting of acute hospital care. She has also particular interest in the advancement of methods to improve causal inference in pharmacoepidemiological studies using large health care utilization databases, with a particular emphasis on study design and propensity score methodology for confounding adjustment. She currently serves as Chair-elect of the Comparative Effectiveness Research Special Interest Group of the International Society of Pharmacoepidemiology and Therapeutic Risk Management.
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.