The Colorado School of Public Health has named Dr. Elaine Morrato, its new associate dean of public health practice. As associate dean, Dr. Morrato is a key member of the school’s executive leadership team as well as the school’s lead liaison, working with all three of ColoradoSPH’s partner universities — the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Colorado State University, and University of Northern Colorado — to strengthen external partnerships and opportunities with the regional public health and health systems communities across Colorado and into neighboring states.
Dr. Morrato is certified by the National Board of Public Health Examiners and is an accomplished teacher, mentor, leader, and lecturer with more than 25 years in experience with both public and private sector population health. She’s collaborated with Medicaid, mental health agencies, the Food and Drug Administration, and hospital and health care systems in improving the effective dissemination and implementation of evidence into practice, and was recently recognized as a leader who is training the next generation of leaders in clinical preventive services by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
She has been a faculty member on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus since 2006 and is currently a full-time tenured associate professor in the department of health systems, management, and policy at ColoradoSPH. Morrato also has secondary appointments in Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Clinical Pharmacy at the CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.
She assumed her role as ColoradoSPH’s associate dean of public health practice on June 1.