Biography: Almut Winterstein

Almut Winterstein received her pharmacy degree from Friedrich Wilhelm University in Bonn, Germany and her Ph.D. in Pharmacoepidemiology from the Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany. She joined faculty at the University of Florida in 2000 and holds the position of Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy at the College of Pharmacy, and in the Department of Epidemiology at the Colleges of Public Health and Health Professions and Medicine.
Almut's research interests focus on drug safety and effectiveness, and the evaluation and prevention of inappropriate medication use. Clinical focus areas of pharmacoepidemiologic studies include pediatrics, psychiatry, infectious disease, and diabetes mellitus. Her interest in quality-of-care issues
focuses on the development and evaluation of medication safety programs, clinical decision support systems and quality metrics. Almut has received funding from CMS, FDA, AHRQ, and various professional associations and state agencies including the Florida Department of Health.

She currently chairs the FDA/CDER Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Board (DSaRM), is a member of the Federal Interagency Work Group on Adverse Drug Events, and is consultant on medication safety issues for the Florida Department of Rural Health.