POP Seminar Guest Speaker: Judy Maro, M.S., Ph.D. on Thurs, March 04, 2021

POP Seminar Announcement 03.04.21Please join us Thursday, 03/04/2021 for POP Research seminar of the Spring 2021, held from 11:45 am-1:15 pm in Communicore, Room C1-04, or via Zoom. We will be welcoming  Judy Maro, MS, PhD as our seminar speaker.

Dr. Maro is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute. She received her doctorate in Engineering Systems at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Her doctoral work examined practical implementation of prospective sequential database surveillance activities in distributed data networks using modeling and simulation. Dr. Maro’s main research interest is implementation of pharmacovigilance techniques, particularly continuous near-real time sequential statistical analysis methods and data-mining / signal identification methods in distributed longitudinal databases. She is also the Operations Lead for the Sentinel Operations Center (housed at Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute) as part of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Sentinel System. The Sentinel Operations Center is responsible for the coordination of data curation, management, and utilization activities among multiple data partner sites covering data on several hundred million patients.

Dr. Maro’s seminar title is: “Signal Identification: Emerging Methods and Frontiers.”  She will speak about the landscape of signal identification techniques from traditional pharmacovigilance using spontaneous reports to signal identification in longitudinal data. She will lead a live exercise with the class/group if time permits.  Those who would like to participate in the live exercise should download the software in advance at the following link at https://www.treescan.org  .

To join the meeting: Please contact Katherine Morris, Motomori Lewis,  or Valarie Jackson for the Zoom link and password.