Corporate Director of the ChristianaCare Institute for Research on Equity and Community Health (iREACH)
Principle Investigator for the Delaware Clinical and Translational Research (DE-CTR ACCEL) Program
Dr. Mia Papas is the Corporate Director of the ChristianaCare Institute for Research on Equity and Community Health (iREACH) where she is responsible for oversight of research and operations. She is also the site Principle Investigator for the Delaware Clinical and Translational Research (DE-CTR ACCEL) Program focused on building a research structure that allows for the rapid translation of research into practice targeting improved health outcomes for all Delawareans. Dr. Papas’ expertise is the design and conduct of research that utilizes real-world evidence to understand disease, evaluate treatments, and demonstrate the impact of healthcare innovations and interventions with a focus on health equity. She is actively engaged in research that leverages data from electronic health records, administrative claims, registries, and government databases to answer critical questions about disease epidemiology, burden, and costs. Through a focus on real world evidence, she works toward bridging the gap between clinical and translational research, advancements in the quality of care, and improved population health outcomes.
Dr. Papas received her PhD in Epidemiology from the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University, her Master of Science in Biostatistics and Epidemiology from the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and her Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Fairfield University. She has authored over 70 peer-reviewed articles, obtained funding from the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and presented her research at over 100 national and international conferences. She was recently elected to the Board of the American College of Epidemiology, has been an active member of the American Public Health Association and is a Founding Board Member for the Delaware Public Health Association. She has taught the principles of epidemiology throughout the world and is committed to developing good scientific practice in medical research. She is a native Delawarean and lives in Newark with her husband and two children.