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Robert Ball

FDA
Deputy Director, Office of Surveillance and Epidemiology, CDER
Robert Ball MD, MPH, ScM is Deputy Director, Office of Surveillance and Epidemiology (OSE), Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), FDA. Dr. Ball shares in the responsibilities for leading OSE staff evaluating drug risks and promoting the safe use of drugs by the American people, including managing the Sentinel System. Dr. Ball’s research interests lie at the interface of clinical medicine, epidemiology, and computational science. His recent research has concentrated on the application of computational and informatics approaches, including natural language processing and machine learning, to improve the evaluation of medical product safety in electronic health data systems.