Dr. Cocoros is an Epidemiologist and Research Associate in the Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute. She has a background in infectious disease epidemiology, public health surveillance, and novel uses of electronic health data for research and surveillance. She manages the Research Scientists within DPM’s Therapeutics Research and Infectious Disease Epidemiology (TIDE) group. Dr. Cocoros is the Lead Epidemiologist for the Sentinel Operations Center (housed within DPM) as part of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Sentinel System. She also works on ESP (esphealth.org), an EHR-based distributed data network for state-level infectious disease reporting and chronic disease surveillance. Prior to coming to DPM, she spent nearly eight years in the Bureau of Infectious Disease at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, most recently as the Director of Research and Evaluation. Dr. Cocoros received a doctorate in epidemiology from the Boston University School of Public Health where her research focused on influenza epidemiology and the long-term health effects of early life infections. She also has a Master of Public Health degree with a concentration in epidemiology from Boston University School of Public Health and a Bachelor’s degree from Hampshire College.
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