Public Health Forum on October 28: Professor Alexander M. Walker gives a speech on “Large Databases: When a study is feasible and when a study may be unwise”
Date & Time：2014/10/28 (Tuesday) 12:20-13:10
Location：Room 201, College of Public Health Building
Speaker：Alexander M. Walker, MD, DrPH
Title: Large Databases: When a study is feasible and when a study may be unwise.
At Harvard, Prof. Walker supervises doctoral students and teaches pharmacoepidemiology.
Dr. Walker serves as a senior advisor to the Regan Udall Foundation for the FDA, where he
coordinated the development of the research agenda for the Innovation in Medical Evidence and
Surveillance program. His research encompasses the safety, efficacy and utilization of drugs,
devices, vaccines and medical procedures. Dr. Walker has AB (biochemistry), MD and DrPH (epidemiology)
degrees from Harvard. He is on the Editorial board of Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety and has
served as President of International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology in 1995-1996. He was a statistical
consultant for the New England Journal of Medicine from 1992 through 1996 and a Contributing Editor of The
Lancet from 1999 through 2001. Dr. Walker has written or contributed to some 300 peer-reviewed articles in
drug safety, epidemiology and occupational health.