Elaine Morrato, DrPH

Dean, Loyola University Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health
Loyola University Chicago

Elaine Morrato is founding dean, Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health, Loyola University Chicago. Previously, Dr. Morrato served as interim dean at the Colorado School of Public Health and was active in standing up that new school a decade ago. Trained in epidemiology and board certified in public health, her personal work focuses on accelerating the translation of evidence into practice with a particular focus on drug safety. Her global pharmaceutical industry experience at Procter & Gamble developing and commercializing new drugs and indications informs her implementation of science research and practice. She is active in the National Institutes of Health National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences Clinical & Translational Science Awards Program, where she directs Loyola’s collaboration with the University of Chicago–Rush University Institute for Translational Medicine. She is also a mentor and founding contributor to the national expansion of the NCATS Innovation Corps training program for ensuring problem-solution fit and the scale-up and sustainability of academic health innovation. She regularly advises the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on issues of pharmaceutical risk management and completed a visiting professorship in the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research.


Tuesday, March 21
3:15–4:15 p.m.
65H - Care for Our World: Intersecting Health Equity and Rapid Climate Change