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Dr. Florence Bourgeois is Co-Director of the Harvard-MIT Center for Regulatory Science and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. Her area of investigation focuses on applying clinical epidemiology and big data analytics to evaluate the regulation and use of medications in children and assess synthesis and integrity of clinical data to support evidence-based pediatric care. She is the Director of a Fellowship Program in Regulatory Science where she mentors students in interdisciplinary projects, including analysis of pharmaceutical development programs, prescription drug utilization, the impact of regulatory policies and incentive programs on drug and device development, and methodologies to augment postmarketing safety surveillance.

At Boston Children’s Hospital, Dr. Bourgeois is the Director of the Pediatric Therapeutics and Regulatory Science Initiative, which focuses on pediatric-specific drug policy and regulation and methods to advance evidence-based use of therapeutics in children. She has served as an Expert Visitor at the European Medicines Agency, where she led an evaluation of the implementation of the EUs Pediatric Regulation and its impact on increasing pediatric drug research and product labeling.

As faculty member in the Computational Health Informatics Program at Boston Children’s Hospital, Dr. Bourgeois is the Scientific Director of the Boston Children’s Hospital PrecisionLink Biobank. In this capacity, she collaborates on work developing novel approaches and informatics-based tools to integrate clinical data with biospecimens and to develop scalable infrastructures to expand capacity for biomedical research in pediatric patient populations, especially those with rare diseases. Her clinical training is in pediatrics and pediatric emergency medicine, and her research has been funded by the NIH, AHRQ, FDA, and the Burroughs Wellcome Fund.

Dr. Bourgeois is a graduate of Yale University and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. She completed her residency training in pediatrics and fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine, both at Boston Children’s Hospital. She was a NRSA research fellow and obtained a Master in Public Health in clinical effectiveness at the Harvard School of Public Health.

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