Elena Rivero, MD

Director, Epidemiology

MPH, School of Public Health
Louis Lowy Certificate of Studies in Gerontology, School of Public Health
Summer Program on Health Care in Developing Countries

Center for International Health, School of Public Health
Boston University, Boston, MA, USA

Specialist in Preventive Medicine and Public Health
Hospital Clinic i Provincial de Barcelona and Ministry of Health, Barcelona, Spain

MD, School of Medicine
University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Elena Rivero, MD, MPH, FISPE, is a Director of Epidemiology at RTI-HS with a background in medicine and epidemiology. She holds a medical degree from the University of Barcelona, where she specialized in preventive medicine and public health, and a master's degree in public health from Boston University with a concentration in epidemiology, biostatistics, and health services research. Dr. Rivero has 20 years of experience in the pharmacoepidemiology field, specifically in an international pharmaceutical setting. Dr. Rivero has provided epidemiology expertise to a wide range of development projects and marketed products in various therapeutic areas, including transplantation, immunology, dermatology, gastroenterology, ophthalmology, and bone disease. She has led studies aimed at defining burden of disease, disease risk factors, and safety; supported sections of regulatory submissions and risk management plans; and coordinated and planned phase IV safety studies, including large database studies.

She has also coordinated epidemiology activities to prepare regulatory documents on benefit-risk review for various marketed products, including the preparation of FDA advisory committees and EMA oral hearings. Dr. Rivero has also been a member of the Steering Committee of the IMI PROTECT project, in which she also was a contributing member of the WP2 on framework for pharmacoepidemiology studies and co-led the WP7 on training and communication. Prior to her work in the pharmaceutical industry, Dr. Rivero held a position as a clinical epidemiologist at the Consorci Hospitalari Parc Tauli in Sabadell, Spain, where she led various projects on the development of an integrated hospital information system and contributed to the set-up the Spanish Cochrane Collaboration Center. Dr. Rivero is a Fellow and active member of the International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology, where she also previously served on the Board of Directors and the Special Interest Group of Medications in Pregnancy.