Robert Romanelli, Ph.D., MPH, is Director of Data and Analytics in the Center for Health Systems Research as well as Associate Scientist at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute of Sutter Health, where he leads a research program in pharmacoepidemiology and health outcomes. He is proficient in designing observational research studies, analyzing complex real-world healthcare data, and conducting systematic reviews and meta-analyses.
Dr. Romanelli's research program has two major objectives:
(1) to understand the variation in and determinants of medication prescribing and drug utilization at the patient, provider, and health system level in order to promote appropriate drug use and improve medication safety; and
(2) to examine the effectiveness of health system-based interventions, policies, and programs in order to improve patient outcomes and experiences of care. His research encompasses the areas of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, acute and chronic pain, and generic drug use.
In addition to his role at Sutter Health, Dr. Romanelli is Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor in the School of Pharmacy, Department of Clinical Pharmacy, at the University of California San Francisco, where he serves as a lecturer and pharmacy student preceptor.
Sutter Health Research Enterprise
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