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Brian L. Strom, MD, MPH

Abramson Cancer Center

Degree and Institution

MD, Johns Hopkins University, 1975

Faculty Title

Professor, Biostatistics & Epidemiology; Medicine; Pharmacology

Administrative Title

Chair, Biostatistics & Epidemiology; Director, CCEB; Vice Dean for institutional Affairs, SOM

Abramson Cancer Center Title



Biostatistics and Epidemiology

Clinical Expertise

General Internal Medicine; Clinical Pharmacology

Research Expertise

Cancer epidemiology, cancer etiology, clinical research in cancer; pharmacoepidemiology

Other Affiliations
CCEB, Institute of Aging

Medicine, University of California Hospitals, San Francisco, 1978

Clinical Pharmacology, University of California, San Francisco, 1980

Board Certifications
Internal Medicine; Epidemiology

Honors and Award

  • Samuel Martin Health Evaluation Sciences Research Award
  • Elected Member, Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences
  • 2003 Rawls-Palmer Progress in Medicine Award, American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
  • George S. Pepper Professor of Public Health and Preventive Medicine
  • Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching, The Lindback Society
  • Best Paper Award, Circulation
  • Sustained Scientific Excellence Award, International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology
  • John Phillips Memorial Award for Outstanding Work in Clinical Medicine, American College of Physicians
  • Elected Fellow, American College of Preventive Medicine
  • Harry Guess Memorial Lecture, The University of North Carolina School of Public Health Chapter of the International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology, Department of Epidemiology


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Contact Information

Brian L. Strom, MD, MPH

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
824 Blockley Hall
423 Guardian Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Office Phone: 898-2368
Fax: 573-5315

Jane Sinopoli
Office Phone: 898-5300
Appointment Phone: 898-5300
Fax: 573-5315

Mailing Address:
Jane Sinopoli

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
823 Blockley Hall
423 Guardian Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19104

BRIAN L. STROM, M.D., M.P.H. is George S. Pepper Professor of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Founding Chair and Professor of Biostatistics & Epidemiology, Professor of Medicine, Professor of Pharmacology, Founding Director of the Center for Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Founding Director of the Graduate Group in Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Vice Dean for Institutional Affairs, School of Medicine, and Senior Advisor to the Provost for Global Health Initiatives, at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Strom's primary research interest is pharmacoepidemiology and is author and editor of the field's major textbook. His research has not been limited to pharmacoepidemiology, however, as his interests span clinical epidemiology. Many of Dr. Strom's studies have involved cancer clinical epidemiology; he has been particularly interested in the risks of cancer resulting from drugs. Dr. Strom has written more than 480 papers and has been PI of more than 200 grants, including 6 training grants for which he is PI providing clinical epidemiologic training. One of these is the NCI-funded Cancer Clinical Epidemiology Training Program. Finally, Dr. Strom has won several teaching awards and is a member of multiple honorific societies, including the American Epidemiology Society, the American Society of Clinical Investigation, the American Association of Physicians, and the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences.