Dr. Elena Prokofyeva 


Elena Prokofyeva holds a research doctorate from the University of Tuebingen, Germany. She additionally holds a Ph.D. and an M.D. from the Northern State Medical University, Arkhangelsk, Russia, and a Master of Public Health from the University of UmeƄ, Sweden.

Dr. Prokofyeva joined the FAMHP in 2016 as a drug safety expert.  Currently, she is head of drug safety unit at the Department of Research & Development, DG PRE, the FAMHP, Brussels, Belgium.  She represents Belgium in a safety subgroup of the CTFG. Dr. Prokofyeva initiated and led an update of the Q&A-RSI document within the CTFG. Prior to joining FAMHP she conducted research at Inserm, Paris and worked at a pharmaceutical consulting company in London. Her clinical, research, and industry experience spans a number of topics such as drug safety, epidemiology, ophthalmology, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, health services research, mental diseases, and addictions. Harmonization of safety assessment across members of states in Europe, preparation for the implementation of a safety related part of clinical trial regulation on the national and European levels, as well as safeguarding the safety of trial participants in Belgium and in Europe are main objectives of her work.