Michael Stoto is a professor of health systems administration and population health and an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University. He is also an adjunct professor of biostatistics and senior preparedness fellow at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. A statistician, epidemiologist, and health services researcher, Stoto’s research interests include public health practice, especially with regard to emergency preparedness, drug and vaccine safety, infectious disease policy, and ethical issues in research and public health practice.

Stoto is a recognized expert on population health, public health assessment, and public health systems research. His work has included systems-oriented evaluations of public health surveillance systems at the local to global level, evaluating community health assessments and performance measures with state and local health departments, and applying and developing rigorous mixed-methods approaches to evaluating federal, state, and local public health systems. During the COVID-19 pandemic, 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 and Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna on the assessment of public health emergency capabilities and capacities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Stoto holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University and an A.B. from Princeton University.


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