Michael A. Stoto, PhD, is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Health Management and Policy, School of Health, Georgetown University. He is also an adjunct professor of biostatistics at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. Dr. Stoto’s research focuses on public health practice, especially with regard to emergency preparedness; surveillance and epidemic intelligence, drug and vaccine safety; infectious disease policy; and ethical issues in research and public health practice.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Stoto’s research has focused on surveillance systems to guide decision-making, interpretation of test results and policy for testing, and other aspects of public health practice at the local to global levels. He is currently working with the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the University of Bologna on the assessment of public health emergency capabilities and capacities during the COVID-19 pandemic and on the implications monitoring and evaluation methodology for public health emergency preparedness.