Michael Stoto, PhD, is a Professor of Health Systems Administration and Population Health. An epidemiologist, statistician, and health policy analyst, Dr. Stoto conducts research on methodological topics in epidemiology, statistics, and demography, research synthesis/meta-analysis, community health assessment, risk analysis and communication, and performance measurement, as well as substantive topics in public health practice, especially with regard to preparedness; the evaluation of public health interventions, and infectious disease policy, and ethical issues in research and public health practice. Dr. Stoto has worked with the District of Columbia Department of Health to evaluate its hospital emergency room syndromic surveillance system, and has published extensively in related areas. He is currently leading the evaluation team for the DC Healthcare Coalition Emergency Management Partnership grant.
Dr. Stoto is also an Adjunct Professor of Biostatistics at the Harvard University School of Public Health, and director of the evaluation core of the CDC-funded Center for Public Health Preparedness. He previously served on the faculty of Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services, the Georgetown Public Policy Institute, and the RAND Graduate School. Before coming to Georgetown on a full-time basis in August 2006, Dr. Stoto was a Senior Statistician at the RAND Corporation and the Associate Director for Public Health in the Center for Domestic and International Health Security. From 1987 to 1998 he was a professional staff member at the Institute of Medicine (IOM), where served as director of the Board on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention and led numerous projects in public health practice. Dr. Stoto received an AB from Princeton University and a PhD in Statistics from Harvard University, and is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association.