Soko Setoguchi, MD, DrPH, is a practicing general internist and epidemiologist and a professor of medicine and epidemiology. Setoguchi is an international expert in health services/outcomes research, comparative effectiveness research, and pharmacoepidemiology using large, longitudinal, population-based, health care databases and data linkage. Her most recent work focuses on an application of a large database approach to understand the impact of climate change on health outcomes in vulnerable populations. She has authored approximately 150 peer-reviewed papers and has obtained federal and non-federal funding for her research program.
Having studied and practiced medicine and pharmacoepidemiology in both Japan and the U.S., she is passionate about globalizing pharmacoepidemiology and health services/outcomes research. She advances this passion by actively teaching in and outside of the U.S., training global scholars of diverse backgrounds, and collaborating with non-U.S. institutions, especially in Asia, on funded and unfunded studies. Her recent efforts have focused on pharmacoepidemiology and health services/outcomes research to understand and address health issues impacted by climate change, which, she says, is the single biggest health threat facing humanity, according to the World Health Organization.
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