Faculty Advisor

DiBiasio, David

Faculty Advisor

Hanlan, James P.

Project Center

Washington, DC


The purpose of this project was to provide the United States Food & Drug Administration with an evaluation of the possible use of unique facility identifiers within the drug adverse event reporting system. Through interviews, research, and database demonstrations, we identified current shortcomings in the availability of facility information and proposed a future state which would expedite investigations of public health signals. A gap analysis was then utilized to develop proposed policy, informatics, and process changes to improve FDA.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2013

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Chemical Engineering

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

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