Michael A Stoto (He/Him)

Professor Emeritus, Georgetown University
  • United States of America

About Michael A Stoto

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 and a Professorial Lecturer in Biostatistics and Bioinformatics at The George Washington University.  A statistician, epidemiologist, and health services researcher, Dr. Stoto’s methodological interest includes systematic reviews and meta-analysis, community health assessment, evaluation methods, and performance measurement.  His substantive research focuses on public health systems, especially with regard to emergency preparedness, infectious disease policy, and drug and vaccine safety.

Much of Dr. Stoto’s recent work has focused on public health emergency preparedness, especially the evaluation of biosurveillance methods and systems, the development of methods for assessing emergency preparedness capabilities based on exercises and actual events, and the effectiveness of public health systems.  He was the co-Principal Investigator of the CDC-funded Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Center based at the Harvard School of Public Health, and currently serves as Co-chair of the Public Health Extreme Events Research Network (PHEER) Steering Committee.  Dr. Stoto is also the lead associate editor for Globalization and Health’s special collection on cross-border infectious disease threats. 

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Stoto’s research has focused on surveillance and data systems to guide decision-making, interpretation of test results and policy for testing, and other aspects of public health policy and practice from the local to global level.  He is working with the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna on the assessment of public health emergency capabilities and capacities during the COVID-19 pandemic and the implications monitoring and evaluation methodology for public health emergency preparedness.



Harvard University – PhD, Statistics

Princeton University – AB, Statistics



Epidemiology, biostatistics, health systems research, public health policy

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