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

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  1. Huybrechts KF, Bateman BT, Zhu Y, Straub L, Mogun H, Kim SC, Desai RJ, Hernandez-Diaz S. Hydroxychloroquine early in pregnancy and risk of birth defects. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2020 Sep 19.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32961123
     
  2. Messinger CJ, Lipsitch M, Bateman BT, He M, Huybrechts KF, MacDonald S, Mogun H, Mott K, Hernández-Díaz S. Association Between Congenital Cytomegalovirus and the Prevalence at Birth of Microcephaly in the United States. JAMA Pediatr. 2020 Sep 14. PMID: 32926077
     
  3. Chen ST, Huybrechts KF, Bateman BT, Hernández-Díaz S. Trends in Human Papillomavirus Vaccination in Commercially Insured Children in the United States. Pediatrics. 2020 10; 146(4). PMID: 32928985
     
  4. Sun JW, Hernández-Díaz S, Haneuse S, Bourgeois FT, Vine SM, Olfson M, Bateman BT, Huybrechts KF. Association of Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors With the Risk of Type 2 Diabetes in Children and Adolescents. JAMA Psychiatry. 2020 Sep 02. PMID: 32876659
     
  5. Patorno E, Hernandez-Diaz S, Huybrechts KF, Desai RJ, Cohen JM, Mogun H, Bateman BT. Gabapentin in pregnancy and the risk of adverse neonatal and maternal outcomes: A population-based cohort study nested in the US Medicaid Analytic eXtract dataset. PLoS Med. 2020 09; 17(9):e1003322.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32870921
     
  6. Reale SC, Fields KG, Lumbreras-Marquez MI, King CH, Burns SL, Huybrechts KF, Bateman BT. Association Between Number of In-Person Health Care Visits and SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Obstetrical Patients. JAMA. 2020 Aug 14. PMID: 32797148
     
  7. Ripollone JE, Huybrechts KF, Rothman KJ, Ferguson RE, Franklin JM. Brief discussion on sampling variability in 1:1 propensity score matching without replacement. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2020 09; 29(9):1194-1197.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32939910
     
  8. Wisner KL, Oberlander TF, Huybrechts KF. The Association Between Antidepressant Exposure and Birth Defects-Are We There Yet? JAMA Psychiatry. 2020 Aug 05. PMID: 32777006
     
  9. Huybrechts KF, Hernández-Díaz S, Bateman BT. Contextualizing Potential Risks of Medications in Pregnancy for the Newborn-the Case of Ondansetron. JAMA Pediatr. 2020 Aug 01; 174(8):747-748. PMID: 32478805
     
  10. Labuda SM, Huo Y, Kacanek D, Patel K, Huybrechts K, Jao J, Smith C, Hernandez-Diaz S, Scott G, Burchett S, Kakkar F, Chadwick EG, Van Dyke RB. Rates of Hospitalization and Infection-Related Hospitalization Among Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)-Exposed Uninfected Children Compared to HIV-Unexposed Uninfected Children in the United States, 2007-2016. Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Jul 11; 71(2):332-339.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31504291
     
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Bar chart showing 148 publications over 22 distinct years, with a maximum of 22 publications in 2017 and 2020

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