Faculty Profile: David Dore, PharmD, PhD

David Dore
David Dore, PharmD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice
Health Services, Policy & Practice and Epidemiology
Work: +1 401-863-1980


I am a pharmacoepidemiologist and Assistant Professor Health Services, Policy & Practice (tenure track) and Assistant Professor of Epidemiology in the Program in Public Health. I received a PharmD from the University of Rhode Island, a PhD in epidemiology from Brown Medical School, and I completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research at Brown University. My main research interest is the study of drug effects, with applications to drug safety and comparative effectiveness research. In most of my work, I have used health plan claims data that have been supplemented through data linkages. My methodological expertise covers topics related to studying medical interventions in the setting of non-randomized treatment groups and incomplete data (i.e., claims data).

Prior to joining the Brown faculty full-time in 2011, I worked as Senior Scientist at Optum Epidemiology (i3 Drug Safety) in the area of drug and vaccine safety. During this time, I led several post-approval safety studies of drugs and vaccines. Essentially all of his work was based in commercial health plan claims data and supplemented with information from abstracted medical records. My clinical areas of interest are diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular disease, aging, and mental health. Recently, I have done a number of studies on the safety of newer antidiabetic medications (incretin-based drugs).

My current research includes epidemiologic studies in these areas, and newer initiatives on medical devices and causal inference. My colleagues and I are using novel data linkages at the VA and elsewhere and are developing and refining practical methods for causal inference.

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