Francesca Beaudoin, MD, PhD, MS

Senior Medical Advisor

Francesca joined ICER in 2021 as a Senior Medical Advisor. In this role, she works closely with ICER’s Chief Medical Officer, Vice President of Research, and research teams in conducting analyses and critical appraisals of evidence related to existing and emerging health technologies.

Francesca is also an Associate Professor and Interim Chair of the Department of Epidemiology, and an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Health Services, Policy and Practice. She is a board-certified practicing emergency physician and clinical epidemiologist with expertise in opioid use disorders and adverse post-traumatic health outcomes, particularly pain and substance use. She is Principal Investigator of multiple federal and private grant awards, has written and implemented practice management policies for health care systems, and has served as a member of the Food and Drug Administration Anesthetic and Analgesic Drug Products Advisory Committee.  She has partnered with small businesses and community partners to innovate new approaches to solving key public health problems such as the opioid epidemic. She collaborates with state stakeholders such as the Rhode Island Department of Health and the Governor’s Task Force on Opioid Overdoses.

Francesca completed her MD at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and her residency in Emergency Medicine at Rhode Island Hospital.  She subsequently completed a PhD in Epidemiology at Brown University and a research fellowship in comparative effectiveness and patient-centered outcomes research sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research (AHRQ). In her spare time, she enjoys her three children and rowing at the Narragansett Boat Club in Providence, Rhode Island.