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

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

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  1. Savage TJ, Kronman MP, Sreedhara SK, Russo M, Lee SB, Oduol T, Huybrechts KF. Trends in the Antibiotic Treatment of Acute Sinusitis: 2003-2020. Pediatrics. 2023 Apr 01; 151(4). PMID: 36880204; PMCID: PMC10071422; DOI: 10.1542/peds.2022-060685;
     
  2. Savage TJ, Wardell H, Huybrechts KF. Accuracy of identifying pediatric acute bacterial sinusitis diagnoses in outpatient claims data. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2023 Mar 20. PMID: 36939079
     
  3. Savage TJ, Wardell H, Huybrechts KF. Accuracy of identifying pediatric acute bacterial sinusitis diagnoses in outpatient claims data. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2023 Mar 20. PMID: 36939079
     
  4. Suarez EA, Huybrechts KF, Bateman BT. Buprenorphine versus Methadone in Pregnancy. Reply. N Engl J Med. 2023 Mar 09; 388(10):957-958. PMID: 36884335
     
  5. Suarez EA, Huybrechts KF, Straub L, Hernández-Díaz S, Creanga AA, Connery HS, Gray KJ, Vine SM, Jones HE, Bateman BT. Postpartum Opioid-Related Mortality in Patients With Public Insurance. Obstet Gynecol. 2023 Apr 01; 141(4):657-665. PMID: 36897177; PMCID: PMC10125002; DOI: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000005115;
     
  6. Thai TN, Rasmussen SA, Smolinski NE, Nduaguba S, Zhu Y, Bateman BT, Huybrechts KF, Hernandez-Diaz S, Winterstein AG. IMPACT OF CONTINUOUS MATERNAL ENROLLMENT ON STILLBIRTH GESTATIONAL AGE DISTRIBUTIONS AND MATERNAL CHARACTERISTICS AMONG MEDICAID ENROLLEES. Am J Epidemiol. 2023 Feb 24; 192(3):497-502.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36482740
     
  7. Huybrechts KF, Straub L, Karlsson P, Pazzagli L, Furu K, Gissler M, Hernandez-Diaz S, Nørgaard M, Zoega H, Bateman BT, Cesta CE, Cohen JM, Leinonen MK, Reutfors J, Selmer RM, Suarez EA, Ulrichsen SP, Kieler H. Association of In Utero Antipsychotic Medication Exposure With Risk of Congenital Malformations in Nordic Countries and the US. JAMA Psychiatry. 2023 Feb 01; 80(2):156-166.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36477338; PMCID: PMC9856848; DOI: 10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2022.4109;
     
  8. Bröms G, Hernandez-Diaz S, Huybrechts KF, Bateman BT, Kristiansen EB, Einarsdóttir K, Engeland A, Furu K, Gissler M, Karlsson P, Klungsøyr K, Lahesmaa-Korpinen AM, Mogun H, Nørgaard M, Reutfors J, Sørensen HT, Zoega H, Kieler H. Atomoxetine in Early Pregnancy and the Prevalence of Major Congenital Malformations: A Multinational Study. J Clin Psychiatry. 2023 Jan 16; 84(1).View Related Profiles. PMID: 36652686
     
  9. Suarez EA, Huybrechts KF, Straub L, Hernández-Díaz S, Jones HE, Connery HS, Davis JM, Gray KJ, Lester B, Terplan M, Mogun H, Bateman BT. Buprenorphine versus Methadone for Opioid Use Disorder in Pregnancy. N Engl J Med. 2022 Dec 01; 387(22):2033-2044. PMID: 36449419; PMCID: PMC9873239; DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa2203318;
     
  10. Zhu Y, Bateman BT, Hernandez-Diaz S, Gray KJ, Straub L, Reimers RM, Manning-Geist B, Yoselevsky E, Taylor LG, Ouellet-Hellstrom R, Ma Y, Qiang Y, Hua W, Huybrechts KF. Validation of claims-based algorithms to identify non-live birth outcomes. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2023 Apr; 32(4):468-474.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36420643
     
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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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