Dr. Maro is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute. She received her doctorate in Engineering Systems at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Her doctoral work examined practical implementation of prospective sequential database surveillance activities in distributed data networks using modeling and simulation. Dr. Maro's main research interest is implementation of pharmacovigilance techniques, particularly continuous near-real time sequential statistical analysis methods and data-mining / signal identification methods in distributed longitudinal databases. She is also the Operations Lead for the Sentinel Operations Center (housed at Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute) as part of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Sentinel System. The Sentinel Operations Center is responsible for the coordination of data curation, management, and utilization activities among multiple data partner sites covering data on several hundred million patients.