Penn-CREST ISPE Student Chapter

The Penn-CREST International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology (ISPE) Student Chapter was formed in 2018 to provide a space and opportunity for students who are pursuing education and training in pharmacoepidemiology methods and research to engage with CPEST Investigators, ISPE, and trainees at other institutions. Our Chapter Members include Epidemiology and Biostatistics Masters and PhD students, as well as early-career professionals and post-doctoral researchers, with a diverse range of research focuses and educational backgrounds.


The Penn-CREST Student Chapter is a part of the ISPE Student Council, an international network of student members of ISPE. More information on the ISPE Student Council can be found at their website.


Our mission is to:

Meet with and learn from each other

Engage with CREST Investigators and faculty

Interact with students and investigators from Chapters at other institutions, and become more involved with ISPE   



Executive Board 

Outgoing Chair: Emily Acton

Incoming Chair: Dominique Medaglio

Mattia Mah'moud

Haedi Thelen


Faculty Advisor: Sean Hennessy & Vin Lo Re

Join us and get involved! Not a member yet? If interested, please feel free to contact us at the linked emails:

Emily Acton

Dominique Medaglio

Mattia Mah'moud

Haedi Thelen

CREST members develop real-world evidence about the health effects of medications and other medical products, and prepare the next generation of pharmacoepidemiology leaders. CREST is an academic partner to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-funded Sentinel Initiative. CREST members are also editors of the journal Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, and the books Pharmacoepidemiology, 6th edition and Textbook of Pharmacoepidemiology, 3rd edition.   


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