Elaine H. Morrato, DrPH MPH CPH is professor and founding dean for the Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health, Loyola University Chicago. Trained in epidemiology and board-certified in public health, her work focuses on accelerating the translation of evidence into practice with a particular focus on drug safety. Her global pharmaceutical industry experience at Procter and Gamble developing and commercializing new drugs and indications informs her implementation science research and practice. She remains active in the NIH Clinical & Translational Sciences Award (CSTA) program where she directs Loyola’s collaboration with the University of Chicago-Rush University Institute for Translational Medicine. She is a mentor in the national expansion of the Innovation-Corps (I-Corps)™ training program for ensuring problem-solution fit and the scale-up and sustainability of academic innovation. She regularly advises the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on issues of pharmaceutical risk communication and management and completed a visiting professorship with the Office of Surveillance and Epidemiology, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research.