Who we are

The MDEpiNet Public Private Partnership is composed of the FDA and world-leading academic organizations, healthcare organizations, medical device industry partners, patient groups, and the regulatory industry.



The MDEpiNet Public Private Partnership uses core centers with expertise in each area. Select a tab to view more information about each center,  center members, and link to the institutions.







Committees are composed of members from world-leading academic organizations, healthcare organizations, medical device industry partners, patient groups, and the regulatory industry. Visit the respective Committee page to learn more about each committee and view a list of current members.

Executive Operations Committee (EOC): coordinates operational leadership across the three MDEpiNet Centers and core committees.

Scientific Oversight Committee: oversees, facilitates, and coordinates the proposals, progress, and deliverables of the Disease-based Working Groups, and recommends prioritization of resources to the EOC.

Stakeholder Council: provides strategic oversight, including high-level input from a wide range of stakeholders.

International Committee: Provides international expertise and input into methods and infrastructure development.

Stakeholder Engagement and Sustainability Committee: solicits feedback from the medical device community to ensure broad stakeholder participation and input into development of a value-based plan for long term MDEpiNet sustainability and growth.

Publications Committee: recommends topic selection priorities to the EOC, and subsequently coordinates topic meetings and related programs, and co-authorships and related matters for white papers or other cross-cutting publications that stem from the joint efforts of the collaboration.



MDEpiNet is part of the Epidemiology Research Program (ERP) at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH). The FDA supports the development of the program with the expectation that it will ultimately becomes a self-sustaining, independent Public-Private Partnership between the FDA and participating partners. Since its inception in 2010, FDA has invested in fellowships, contracts, and grants to support scientific efforts and partnership development. The enthusiasm generated by this endeavor has spurred excellent scientific output and has attracted world-renowned thought leaders in the field to actively participate in what is seen as shaping the future of epidemiology and surveillance of medical devices.

Food and Drug Administration Members

MDEpiNet Core

Marinac-DabicDanica Marinac-Dabic, MD, PhD, MMSc
Director, Division of Epidemiology, MDEpiNet Principal
Ben_EloffBen Eloff, PhD
Senior Scientific Program Manager, Division of Epidemiology, MDEpiNet Program Manager
person-placeholderMarta Steliac, MSc
Health Science Administrator. Division of Epidemiology, MDEpiNet Project Manager

MDEpiNet Committee Members

G. PappasGregory Pappas, MD, Ph.D
Associate Director for National Devices SurveillanceCo-Chair, MDEpiNet Scientific Oversight Committee

Murray_SheldonMurray Sheldon, MD
Associate Director for Technology and Innovation
Member, MDEpiNet Scientific Oversight Committee

Nilsa-Loyo-BerriosNilsa Loyo-Berrios, PhD, MSc
Associate Director, Division of Epidemiology, Office of Surveillance and Biometrics
Member, MDEpiNet Research and Publication Committee

Terri-Reed-200Terrie L. Reed
Senior Advisor for UDI Adoption

person-placeholderMartin Ho, PhD
Team Leader, Neurologic and Dental Biostatistics
Member, MDEpiNet Research and Publication Committee
person-placeholderJohn C. Laschinger, MD
Medical Officer, Division of Cardiovascular Devices


person-placeholderAndrew Farb, MD
Medical Officer, Division of Cardiovascular Devices


Daniel_CanosDaniel Caños, PhD
Associate Director, Division of Epidemiology

person-placeholderMitchell J. Shein, MS
Deputy Director (acting) Division of Cardiovascular Devices
person-placeholderJose Pablo Morales, MD
Medical Officer, Division of Cardiovascular Devices
person-placeholderVahan Simonyan, PhD
Lead Scientist, Director of Bioinformatics, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research
Yelizaveta-TorosyanYelizaveta Torosyan, MD, PhD
Health Scientist, Division of Epidemiology


Accomplishing MDEpiNet’s mission requires resources, skills, and expertise from a variety of partners, including other government agencies, academia, health care industry organizations, and patient and consumer groups. The Public-Private Partnership supports an open, transparent space for addressing issues that apply equally to a range of regulated medical devices. Development of new analysis models and fuller understanding of devices in this collaborative environment will promote innovation of medical devices while maintaining competitive interests.

If you are interested in becoming a partner, please email ceb3003@med.cornell.edu




Sedrakyan-200Art Sedrakyan, MD, PhD
Coordinating, Science and Infrastructure Center
Weill Cornell Medical College


Sharon-Lise-Normand-200Sharon-Lise Normand, PhD
Methodology Center
Harvard Medical School—Health Care Policy


Marinac-Dabic-200Danica Marinac-Dabic, MD, PhD
Office of Surveillance and Biometrics


Program Lead

Mitchell-Krucoff-200Mitch Krucoff, MD
Duke Clinical Research Institute



Frederic Resnic, MD
Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, Burlington, MA