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 and public health surveillance. She currently works on the FDA-sponsored Sentinel Initiative for drug safety surveillance as well as MDPHnet, an EHR-based distributed data network for chronic disease surveillance and infectious disease reporting.
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.