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Elaine Morrato, DrPH, MPH, CPH

Associate Dean & Associate Professor


Elaine Morrato, DrPH, MPH, CPH is the Associate Dean for Public Health Practice at the Colorado School of Public Health. She also holds an appointment as an Associate Professor with tenure in the school's Department of Health Systems, Management and Policy, and served as Interim Dean of the school from November 2016 to October 2017. Trained as an epidemiologist at Johns Hopkins University and board-certified in public health, her research focuses on accelerating the translation of medical innovation and drug warnings into clinical practice.  Dr. Morrato’s public health practice has contributed to federal policies to promote the safe and appropriate use of medicines and she regularly advises the FDA on national issues of drug safety and risk management. She is also a member of the Executive Leadership Team for the Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CCTSI), and directs their Pragmatic Trials and Dissemination & Implementation Research core and the new Innovation-Corps training program. 

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Research Interests:
  • Health outcomes 
  • Healthcare dissemination and implementation
  • Drug safety
  • Risk management
  • Mental health services
Courses Taught:
  • Introduction to Health Systems, Management and Policy (HSMP 6601)
  • Health Policy (HS​MP 6605)
  • Introduction to Health Policy Analysis and Communication (HSMP 6616)
Current & Recent Research:
  • NIH/NCATS:  Colorado Clinical & Translational Sciences Institute (CCTSI) (10/01/2013 - 09/30/2018) 
  • NCI/NIH: Problem-Solving Skills Training for Clinicians Providing Psychosocial Care in Pediatric Oncology (04/15/2015-03/31/2020)

  • AHRQ: Methods Training in Patient-Centered Cancer Outcomes Research (06/01/2014-05/31/2019)

  • AHRQ: Maximizing Care Management Effectiveness in Primary Care (08/01/2014-01/31/2017)

  • Purdue University, Indiana, BS, Biology, Biochemistry, 1988
  • Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, MPH, Epidemiology, 2003
  • Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, DrPH, Epidemiology, 2006
  • Board Certification in Public Health, National Board of Public Health Examiners, 2008
  • Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Executive Certificate, Marketing and Sales Management, 2012
  • President's Excellence in Teaching Award (2012)

  • AHRQ career development award on “Accelerating the Diffusion of Comparative Effectiveness Evidence into Clinical Practice”

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