Noelle Cocoros, DSc
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Public Health

MPH, Boston University School of Public Health
BA, Hampshire College
DSc, Boston University School of Public Health

Dr. Cocoros is an Epidemiologist and Research Associate in the Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute. She has a background in infectious disease epidemiology and public health surveillance. She currently works on the FDA-sponsored Sentinel Initiative for drug safety surveillance as well as MDPHnet, an EHR-based distributed data network for chronic disease surveillance and infectious disease reporting.

Prior to coming to DPM, she spent nearly eight years in the Bureau of Infectious Disease at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, most recently as the Director of Research and Evaluation. Dr. Cocoros received a doctorate in epidemiology from the Boston University School of Public Health where her research focused on influenza epidemiology and the long-term health effects of early life infections. She also has a Master of Public Health degree with a concentration in epidemiology from Boston University School of Public Health and a Bachelor’s degree from Hampshire College.

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  1. Hohman KH, Martinez AK, Klompas M, Kraus EM, Li W, Carton TW, Cocoros NM, Jackson SL, Karras BT, Wiltz JL, Wall HK. Leveraging Electronic Health Record Data for Timely Chronic Disease Surveillance: The Multi-State EHR-Based Network for Disease Surveillance. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2023 Mar-Apr 01; 29(2):162-173. PMID: 36715594; PMCID: PMC9897452; DOI: 10.1097/PHH.0000000000001693;
  2. Lo Re V, Dutcher SK, Cocoros NM. COVID-19 vs Influenza for Risk of Thrombotic Events in Hospitalized Patients-Reply. JAMA. 2022 Dec 27; 328(24):2458-2459. PMID: 36573981
  3. Walker WL, Schmit KM, Welch EC, Vonnahme LA, Talwar A, Nguyen M, Stojanovic D, Langer AJ, Cocoros NM. Using the Food and Drug Administration´s Sentinel System for surveillance of TB infection. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2022 Dec 01; 26(12):1170-1176. PMID: 36447322; PMCID: PMC9793953; DOI: 10.5588/ijtld.22.0259;
  4. Brown JS, Mendelsohn AB, Nam YH, Maro JC, Cocoros NM, Rodriguez-Watson C, Lockhart CM, Platt R, Ball R, Dal Pan GJ, Toh S. The US Food and Drug Administration Sentinel System: a national resource for a learning health system. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2022 Nov 14; 29(12):2191-2200. PMID: 36094070; PMCID: PMC9667154; DOI: 10.1093/jamia/ocac153;
  5. Lo Re V, Dutcher SK, Connolly JG, Perez-Vilar S, Carbonari DM, DeFor TA, Djibo DA, Harrington LB, Hou L, Hennessy S, Hubbard RA, Kempner ME, Kuntz JL, McMahill-Walraven CN, Mosley J, Pawloski PA, Petrone AB, Pishko AM, Driscoll MR, Steiner CA, Zhou Y, Cocoros NM. Association of COVID-19 vs Influenza With Risk of Arterial and Venous Thrombotic Events Among Hospitalized Patients. JAMA. 2022 Aug 16; 328(7):637-651. PMID: 35972486; PMCID: PMC9382447; DOI: 10.1001/jama.2022.13072;
  6. Pokorney SD, Cocoros N, Al-Khalidi HR, Haynes K, Li S, Al-Khatib SM, Corrigan-Curay J, Driscoll MR, Garcia C, Calvert SB, Harkins T, Jin R, Knecht D, Levenson M, Lin ND, Martin D, McCall D, McMahill-Walraven C, Nair V, Parlett L, Petrone A, Temple R, Zhang R, Zhou Y, Platt R, Granger CB. Effect of Mailing Educational Material to Patients With Atrial Fibrillation and Their Clinicians on Use of Oral Anticoagulants: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Netw Open. 2022 May 02; 5(5):e2214321. PMID: 35639381; PMCID: PMC9157265; DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.14321;
  7. Canfell OJ, Davidson K, Woods L, Sullivan C, Cocoros NM, Klompas M, Zambarano B, Eakin E, Littlewood R, Burton-Jones A. Precision Public Health for Non-communicable Diseases: An Emerging Strategic Roadmap and Multinational Use Cases. Front Public Health. 2022; 10:854525. PMID: 35462850; PMCID: PMC9024120; DOI: 10.3389/fpubh.2022.854525;
  8. Htoo PT, Measer G, Orr R, Bohn J, Sorbello A, Francis H, Dutcher SK, Cosgrove A, Carruth A, Toh S, Cocoros NM. Evaluating Confounding Control in Estimations of Influenza Antiviral Effectiveness in Electronic Health Plan Data. Am J Epidemiol. 2022 Mar 24; 191(5):908-920. PMID: 35106530
  9. Wu AJ, Aris IM, Hivert MF, Rocchio C, Cocoros NM, Klompas M, Taveras EM. Association of Changes in Obesity Prevalence With the COVID-19 Pandemic in Youth in Massachusetts. JAMA Pediatr. 2022 02 01; 176(2):198-201. PMID: 34901998; PMCID: PMC8669600; DOI: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2021.5095;
  10. Willis SJ, Cocoros NM, Callahan M, Herrick B, Brown CM, Kruskal BA, Klompas M. Assessment of Antibiotic Prescriptions for Lyme Disease After Modification of Reporting Language for Positive Screening Test Results. JAMA Netw Open. 2022 01 04; 5(1):e2144928. PMID: 35076704; PMCID: PMC8790673; DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.44928;
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2018 Invited participant for a CDC Special Emphasis Panel
2017 Invited participant for a CDC Special Emphasis Panel to review proposals: Funding opportunities related to disparities in vaccination coverage
2013 Citation for Outstanding Performance, Massachusetts Department of Public Health: For work as a member of the MDPH 4th Generation HIV Assay Implementation Team
2013-2014 Member of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health IRB Committee
2010 Public Employee Award, Massachusetts Organization of State Engineers and Scientists: For performance in response to the H1N1 Pandemic
2010 Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Aarhus University 2010 Aarhus, Denmark: Visiting Scientist
2009 Manuel Carballo Governor’s Award for Excellence in Public Service: For work as a member of the Massachusetts H1N1 Response Team
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