Krista Huybrechts, PhD
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Epidemiology

PhD, Boston University School of Public Health
MS, University of Antwerp




Krista F. Huybrechts, M.S., Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and an epidemiologist in the Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She also holds an appointment as adjunct Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at Boston University School of Public Health. Her research centers on the utilization, comparative safety and effectiveness of prescription medications in pregnant women and their offspring, and on studying the outcomes of medications for mental health disorders in vulnerable populations. She also has a special interest in research methodology and innovative research applications in relation to both these fields of study. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the International Society of Pharmacoepidemiology and Therapeutic Risk Management and is a member of FDA’s Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee.

Her research centers on the utilization, comparative safety and effectiveness of prescription medications in pregnant women and their offspring (www.harvardpreg.org), and on studying the outcomes of medications for mental health disorders in vulnerable populations. She also has a special interest in research methodology and innovative research applications in relation to both these fields of study.

Dr. Huybrechts graduated magna cum laude with a Master of Science degree in Economics from the University of Antwerp, Belgium where she also worked as a researcher in health economics. Prior to completing a doctoral degree in epidemiology at Boston University School of Public Health, Dr. Huybrechts held several positions in pharmacoeconomics and outcomes research, both in Europe and the US. Her research projects focused primarily on psychiatry and neurology, and covered a broad spectrum of research designs, including clinical trials, naturalistic studies, retrospective data analyses, and decision-analytic simulation models.

2018 American Psychiatric Association, American Journal of Psychiatry: Invited to APA press briefing
2017 Annals of Internal Medicine: Reviewer Recognition
2016 Journal of Pharmacoepidemiology & Drug Safety: Best Reviewer designation
2016 Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital: 2016 DOM Early Career Faculty Mentoring Award
2015 Clinical Research Forum: “Top 10 Clinical Research Achievement Award”
2014 Canadian Medical Association Journal: Reviewer Recognition
2013 Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology: 2012 Mitchell B. Balter Award
2013 Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology: Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology
2013 Journal of Clinical Epidemiology: JCE Reviewer Award
2013 Journal of Pharmacoepidemiology & Drug Safety: Best Reviewer
2011 Honorary Society in Public Health: Induction in Delta Omega (Alpha Beta chapter)
2010 Boston University School of Public Health: School of Public Health Dean’s Award
2010 International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology: Best Student Drug Utilization Abstract
1990 Belgian Association of Health Economists: Dr. Paul Janssen Health Economics Prize
Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.

  1. Huybrechts KF, Bateman BT, Hernández-Díaz S. Use of real-world evidence from healthcare utilization data to evaluate drug safety during pregnancy. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2019 May 10. PMID: 31074570.
     
  2. Gopalakrishnan C, Schneeweiss S, Bartels DB, Zint K, Santiago Ortiz A, Huybrechts KF. Evaluating utilization patterns of oral anticoagulants in routine care. J Thromb Haemost. 2019 Apr 30. PMID: 31038824.
     
  3. Sultana J, Hurtado I, Bejarano-Quisoboni D, Giorgianni F, Huybrechts KF, Lu Z, Patorno E, Sanfélix-Gimeno G, Tari DU, Trifirò G. Antipsychotic utilization patterns among patients with schizophrenic disorder: a cross-national analysis in four countries. Eur J Clin Pharmacol. 2019 Mar 01. PMID: 30824947.
     
  4. Mundkur ML, Franklin JM, Abdia Y, Huybrechts KF, Patorno E, Gagne JJ, Meyer TE, Staffa J, Bateman BT. Days' Supply of Initial Opioid Analgesic Prescriptions and Additional Fills for Acute Pain Conditions Treated in the Primary Care Setting - United States, 2014. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2019 Feb 15; 68(6):140-143. PMID: 30763301.
     
  5. Schneeweiss S, Gopalakrishnan C, Bartels DB, Franklin JM, Zint K, Kulldorff M, Huybrechts KF. Sequential Monitoring of the Comparative Effectiveness and Safety of Dabigatran in Routine Care. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2019 Feb; 12(2):e005173. PMID: 30764655.
     
  6. Huybrechts KF, Hernández-Díaz S, Straub L, Gray KJ, Zhu Y, Patorno E, Desai RJ, Mogun H, Bateman BT. Association of Maternal First-Trimester Ondansetron Use With Cardiac Malformations and Oral Clefts in Offspring. JAMA. 2018 12 18; 320(23):2429-2437. PMID: 30561479.
     
  7. Mundkur ML, Franklin J, Huybrechts KF, Fischer MA, Kesselheim AS, Linder JA, Landon J, Patorno E. Changes in Outpatient Use of Antibiotics by Adults in the United States, 2006-2015. Drug Saf. 2018 12; 41(12):1333-1342. PMID: 29987757.
     
  8. Huybrechts KF, Gopalakrishnan C, Franklin JM, Zint K, Franca LR, Bartels DB, Landon J, Schneeweiss S. Claims Data Studies of Direct Oral Anticoagulants Can Achieve Balance in Important Clinical Parameters Only Observable in Electronic Health Records. Clin Pharmacol Ther. 2019 Apr; 105(4):979-993. PMID: 30341980.
     
  9. Wang SV, Maro JC, Baro E, Izem R, Dashevsky I, Rogers JR, Nguyen M, Gagne JJ, Patorno E, Huybrechts KF, Major JM, Zhou E, Reidy M, Cosgrove A, Schneeweiss S, Kulldorff M. Data Mining for Adverse Drug Events With a Propensity Score-matched Tree-based Scan Statistic. Epidemiology. 2018 11; 29(6):895-903. PMID: 30074538.
     
  10. Bateman BT, Heide-Jørgensen U, Einarsdóttir K, Engeland A, Furu K, Gissler M, Hernandez-Diaz S, Kieler H, Lahesmaa-Korpinen AM, Mogun H, Nørgaard M, Reutfors J, Selmer R, Huybrechts KF, Zoega H. ß-Blocker Use in Pregnancy and the Risk for Congenital Malformations: An International Cohort Study. Ann Intern Med. 2018 Nov 20; 169(10):665-673.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30326014.
     
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