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Health Systems, Managment & Policy

Health Systems, Managment & Policy

Elaine Morrato, DrPH, MPH, CPH

Associate Professor


morrato_2013.jpgElaine Morrato, DrPH MPH CPH has 25 years of experience in health services research, with a focus on the clinical translation of pharmaceutical innovation and policy.  Trained as an epidemiologist, she is board certified in public health.  She uses her professional experience as a marketing and product development manager at a global healthcare company to inform her translational research and public health practice.  Dr. Morrato is the Collaborative Scientific Lead for an AHRQ Center of Excellence in Research in Implementation Science and Prevention and the Director of Practical Trials and Implementation Research for the Colorado Clinical & Translational Sciences Institute.  She served on FDA's Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee and has been a scientific reviewer for the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. 

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 Research Interests:
  • Health outcomes 
  • Healthcare dissemination and implementation
  • Drug safety
  • Risk management
  • Mental health services
Courses Taught:
  • Health Policy (HSMP 6605)
  • Introduction to Health Policy Analysis and Communication (HSMP 6616)
  • Data-Driven Quality Improvement (syllabus pending)
Current Research:
  • AHRQ: Center for Research in Implementation Science and Prevention (CRISP) (10/2011 - 09/30/2014) 
  • NIMH:  Metabolic Screening:  Prioritizing Implementation Strategies for Mental Health (12/04/2012 - 11/30/2014)
  • NIH/NCATS:  Colorado Clinical & Translational Sciences Institute (CCTSI) (10/01/2013 - 09/30/2018) 
  • AHRQ:  SAFTINet:  Optimizing Value and Achieving Sustainability (09/30/2013 - 03/31/2015)

  • Purdue University, Indiana, BS, Biology, Biochemistry, 1988
  • The Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, MPH, Epidemiology, 2003
  • The 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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