Elizabeth Mostofsky

Department of Epidemiology
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Elizabeth Mostofsky is an Instructor at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (HSPH) who is involved in epidemiologic research and teaching.  Her research focuses on short-term and long-term behavioral, environmental and psychosocial determinants of cardiovascular disease and on methods for conducting epidemiologic research. She has conducted cohort and case-crossover studies using data collected at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and large cohorts including the Swedish Mammography Cohort, the Cohort of Swedish Men, the Danish Diet Cancer and Health Study, the Determinants of Myocardial Infarction Onset and the Stroke Onset Study. In addition, she has published meta-analyses on caffeine and alcohol and cardiovascular outcomes. Her current focus is on developing epidemiologic methods for conducting high-quality research with electronic health data by combining the benefits of self-matched designs to eliminate concerns of between-person confounding and the benefits of rich data sources to obtain objective health information on large populations.

Elizabeth has been actively involved in teaching and supervision of trainees. She has been the co-instructor of two epidemiology methods courses for students with a quantitative background and an online course on methods for conducting meta-analyses. She currently teaches introductory epidemiology as part of an integrated course on biostatistics and epidemiology that is required for all MPH students at HSPH. In addition, she teach guest lectures and short courses at other locations.