MD, MPH, Chancellor of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, Executive Vice President for Health Affairs, Rutgers University
Brian L. Strom, MD, MPH, is Inaugural Chancellor of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences and the Executive Vice President for Health Affairs at Rutgers University. He has spearheaded the creation of an interprofessional faculty practice group; established a formal partnership with RWJ Barnabas Health to create New Jersey’s largest and most comprehensive academic health system; and led a major recruitment drive to bring the nation’s most talented biomedical researchers and clinicians to Rutgers. Prior to joining Rutgers, Dr. Strom was the Executive Vice Dean for Institutional Affairs, Founding Chair of the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Founding Director of the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and Founding Director of the Graduate Program in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, at the Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to writing more than 650 papers and 15 books, he has been principal investigator for more than 275 grants, including over $115 million in direct costs alone. He was honored as one of the Best Doctors in America, for each of his last eight years at Penn.
Dr. Strom’s major research interest is in the field of pharmacoepidemiology, the application of epidemiologic methods to the study of drug use and effects. He is recognized as a founder of this field and for his pioneering work in using large databases for research. He is a Past President of the International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology. He is editor of the field’s major text (now in its sixth edition) and Editor-in-Chief for Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, the official journal of the International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology.
He has also won many awards, including research, teaching, and clinical awards; membership in many honorific societies; and has served as leader of many organizations.