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Elaine Morrato, DrPH, MPH, CPH

Elaine Morrato DrPH, MPH, CPH

Adjunct Professor
  • Department of Health Systems, Management & Policy

Elaine Morrato, DrPH, MPH, CPH, is Founding Dean of the Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health at Loyola University and an adjunct professor in ColoradoSPH's Department of Health Systems, Management and Policy. She served as ColoradoSPH's Interim Dean 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. 

Areas of Expertise

  • Health outcomes 
  • Healthcare dissemination and implementation
  • Drug safety
  • Risk management
  • Mental health services

Education, Licensure & Certifications

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


  • University of Colorado 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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