Ms. Paula R. DeCola is a Director within External Medical Affairs at Pfizer. Before joining Pfizer, she was a Research Nurse at New York University Medical Center and Beth Israel Medical Center, working in the cardiovascular, oncology, neurology and nephrology areas. She began her health career as a neurology ICU nurse. Ms. DeCola has a master’s degree in Pharmaceutical Medicine from Hibernia College in Dublin, Ireland, and obtained her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Hunter College in New York.
At Pfizer, Ms. DeCola focuses on developing public-private partnerships to advance public health issues, including the development of healthcare system strengthening programs, promotion of healthcare advocacy amongst nurses, and advances in the areas of gender medicine.