Til Stürmer, MD, MPH, PhD, is the Nancy A. Dreyer Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Epidemiology, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. As former Director of the Center for Pharmacoepidemiology and past President of the International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology, he has been able to assemble an interdisciplinary team of researchers with expertise in epidemiology, pharmacoepidemiology, internal medicine, geriatrics, and biostatistics from within and outside of UNC to advance our understanding of nonexperimental methods to assess the comparative benefit and harm of clinically relevant treatment alternatives in older adults. Funded by the National Institute on Aging (R01 AG023178, now R01 AG056479) since 2005, the research team has published over 100 papers focusing on developing and implementing novel methods to answer clinical questions of importance to older adults in the absence of alternative evidence. He collaborates with multiple other members of the Cancer Outcomes Research Program, including Jennifer Lund, Whitney Robinson, Hanna Sanoff, and Ronald Chen. In his spare time he enjoys dinghy sailing and working on vintage Citroëns.
Professor, School of Public Health, UNC-Chapel Hill