Susana Perez-Gutthann

Vice President, Global Head Epidemiology, RTI Health Solutions


  • MD, PhD, Universitat de Barcelona
  • MPH (Postdoctoral fellowship), Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University

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Susana Perez-Gutthann, MD, MPH, PhD, FISPE, FRCP, leads a team of over 30 epidemiologists and research staff, including senior experts, in the field of pharmacoepidemiology and risk management in RTP (NC, US), Waltham (MA, US), and Barcelona (Spain) for RTI Health Solutions. Prior positions include global and European head of epidemiology at Pfizer, Pharmacia, Novartis, and Ciba-Geigy.

Dr. Perez-Gutthann has over 24 years of experience leading epidemiology teams, and strategy and research programs for safety, pharmacovigilance, risk management, and drug development. She is an active leader and past president of the International Society of Pharmacoepidemiology (ISPE); a Fellow of ISPE and of the Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh; and represents RTI Health Solutions at the European Network of Centres for Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacovigilance, where she has served as member of the steering group since 2011.

Dr. Perez-Gutthann is the principal investigator of studies and serves as chair or member of advisory boards in pharmacoepidemiology and risk management.