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

MPH, Boston University School of Public Health
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.

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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  1. Adimadhyam S, Barreto EF, Cocoros NM, Toh S, Brown JS, Maro JC, Corrigan-Curay J, Dal Pan GJ, Ball R, Martin D, Nguyen M, Platt R, Li X. Leveraging the Capabilities of the FDA's Sentinel System To Improve Kidney Care. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2020 Nov; 31(11):2506-2516. PMID: 33077615
  2. Cocoros NM, Arlett P, Dreyer NA, Ishiguro C, Iyasu S, Sturkenboom M, Zhou W, Toh S. The Certainty Framework for Assessing Real-World Data in Studies of Medical Product Safety and Effectiveness. Clin Pharmacol Ther. 2020 Sep 10. PMID: 32911562
  3. Elder HR, Gruber S, Willis SJ, Cocoros N, Callahan M, Flagg EW, Klompas M, Hsu KK. Can Machine Learning Help Identify Patients at Risk for Recurrent Sexually Transmitted Infections? Sex Transm Dis. 2020 Aug 17.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32810028
  4. Sansing-Foster V, Haug N, Mosholder A, Cocoros NM, Bradley M, Ma Y, Pennap D, Dee EC, Toh S, Pestine E, Petrone AB, Kim I, Lyons JG, Eworuke E. Risk of Psychiatric Adverse Events Among Montelukast Users. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2020 Aug 11. PMID: 32795564
  5. Al-Khatib SM, Pokorney SD, Al-Khalidi HR, Haynes K, Garcia C, Martin D, Goldsack JC, Harkins T, Cocoros NM, Lin ND, Lipowicz H, McCall D, Nair V, Parlett L, McMahill-Walraven CN, Platt R, Granger CB. Underuse of oral anticoagulants in privately insured patients with atrial fibrillation: A population being targeted by the IMplementation of a randomized controlled trial to imProve treatment with oral AntiCoagulanTs in patients with Atrial Fibrillation (IMPACT-AFib). Am Heart J. 2020 Nov; 229:110-117. PMID: 32949986
  6. Jutkowitz E, Bynum JPW, Mitchell SL, Cocoros NM, Shapira O, Haynes K, Nair VP, McMahill-Walraven CN, Platt R, McCarthy EP. Diagnosed prevalence of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias in Medicare Advantage plans. Alzheimers Dement (Amst). 2020; 12(1):e12048. PMID: 32647744
  7. Garcia CJ, Haynes K, Pokorney SD, Lin ND, McMahill-Walraven C, Nair V, Parlett L, Martin D, Al-Khalidi HR, McCall D, Granger CB, Platt R, Cocoros NM. Practical challenges in the conduct of pragmatic trials embedded in health plans: Lessons of IMPACT-AFib, an FDA-Catalyst trial. Clin Trials. 2020 Aug; 17(4):360-367. PMID: 32589056
  8. Gruber S, Krakower D, Menchaca JT, Hsu K, Hawrusik R, Maro JC, Cocoros NM, Kruskal BA, Wilson IB, Mayer KH, Klompas M. Using electronic health records to identify candidates for human immunodeficiency virus pre-exposure prophylaxis: An application of super learning to risk prediction when the outcome is rare. Stat Med. 2020 Oct 15; 39(23):3059-3073. PMID: 32578905
  9. Baker MA, Jankosky C, Yih WK, Gruber S, Li L, Cocoros NM, Lipowicz H, Coronel-Moreno C, DeLuccia S, Lin ND, McMahill-Walraven CN, Menschik D, Selvan MS, Selvam N, Chen Tilney R, Zichittella L, Lee GM, Kawai AT. The risk of febrile seizures following influenza and 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccines. Vaccine. 2020 02 24; 38(9):2166-2171. PMID: 32019703
  10. Willis SJ, Elder H, Cocoros N, Young J, Marcus JL, Eberhardt K, Callahan M, Herrick B, Weiss M, Hafer E, Erani D, Josephson M, Llata E, Flagg EW, Hsu KK, Klompas M. More Screening or More Disease? Gonorrhea Testing and Positivity Patterns among Men in Three Large Clinical Practices in Massachusetts, 2010-2017. Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Jan 22.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31967644
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