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Christopher Rentsch, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor Adjunct; Assistant Professor, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Biography

Dr. Rentsch is an epidemiologist specialising in the use of electronic health records, with a focus on creating real-world evidence for the safety and effectiveness of medications.

In his roles within the Veterans Aging Cohort Study (VACS) at Yale and the Electronic Health Records (EHR) Research Group at London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, he performs research using some of the largest clinical and genetic cohorts in the world today. He received the 2021 Emerging Leader Award and serves several leadership roles within the International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology.

He organises and lectures on a suite of pharmacoepidemiology short courses at LSHTM:

Education & Training

  • PhD
    London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (2018)
  • MPH
    Emory University (2011)
  • BA
    The Ohio State University (2008)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Emerging Leader AwardInternational Society for Pharmacoepidemiology2021
Best Reviewer AwardPharmacoepidemiology & Drug Safety2017

Professional Service

OrganizationRoleDate
COVID-19 Core, VA Family of EHR Cohorts (VACo Family), US Dept of Veterans AffairsCo-Chair2021 - Present
Membership Committee, International Society of Pharmacoepidemiology (ISPE)Chair2020 - 2021
Polypharmacy Workgroup, VA Family of EHR Cohorts (VACo Family), US Dept of Veterans AffairsCo-Chair2019 - Present
Methods Training, Real-World Evidence Task Force, International Society of Pharmacoepidemiology (ISPE)Co-Chair2019 - Present
Anti(retro)viral Therapy Workgroup, VA Family of EHR Cohorts (VACo Family), US Dept of Veterans AffairsCo-Chair2015 - Present

Departments & Organizations