Karine Suissa


Karine Suissa, PhD, is an Instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Associate Epidemiologist in the Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics in the Department of Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Her work focuses on using real-world evidence to research the safety and effectiveness of weight loss pharmacotherapies and surgical therapies, and the effect of obesity on the pharmacokinetics of diabetic treatments.

She earned her degree in dietetics and human nutrition and MSc in nutrition at McGill University’s School of Nutrition. She obtained her PhD in Epidemiology at the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupation Health at McGill University and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in obesity pharmacoepidemiology in the Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics.