Jerry Avorn, M.D.
Dr. Avorn is Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Chief of the Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics and Co-Director of the Program On Regulation, Therapeutics, And Law (PORTAL). A general internist, geriatrician, and drug epidemiologist, he pioneered the concept of academic detailing and is recognized as a leading expert on this topic and on optimal medication use, particularly in the elderly. His major areas of research include: the scientific, policy, and social factors that shape physicians’ drug choices; the identification and prevention of adverse drug effects; medication compliance by patients; programs to improve the appropriateness of prescribing and drug taking; and pharmaceutical cost-effectiveness analysis.
He will oversee and provide clinical guidance on the PBRC’s activities.
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