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. Wood ME, Chen ST, Huybrechts KF, Bateman BT, Gray KJ, Seely EW, Zhu Y, Mogun H, Patorno E, Hernández-Díaz S. Validation of a Claims-based Algorithm to Identify Pregestational Diabetes Among Pregnant Women in the United States. Epidemiology. 2021 Nov 01; 32(6):855-859. PMID: 34183529
     
  2. Straub L, Huybrechts KF, Hernandez-Diaz S, Zhu Y, Vine S, Desai RJ, Gray KJ, Bateman BT. Trajectories of Prescription Opioid Utilization During Pregnancy Among Pre-Pregnancy Chronic Users and Risk of Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome. Am J Epidemiol. 2021 Oct 13.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34643225
     
  3. Straub L, Bateman BT, Hernandez-Diaz S, York C, Zhu Y, Suarez EA, Lester B, Gonzalez L, Hanson R, Hildebrandt C, Homsi J, Kang D, Lee KWK, Lee Z, Li L, Longacre M, Shah N, Tukan N, Wallace F, Williams C, Zerriny S, Mogun H, Huybrechts KF. Validity of claims-based algorithms to identify neurodevelopmental disorders in children. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2021 Oct 08.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34623720
     
  4. Szmulewicz AG, Bateman BT, Levin R, Huybrechts KF. Risk of Overdose Associated With Co-prescription of Antipsychotics and Opioids: A Population-Based Cohort Study. Schizophr Bull. 2021 Sep 28. PMID: 34582543
     
  5. Esposito DB, Bateman B, Werler M, Straub L, Mogun H, Hernandez-Diaz S, Huybrechts K. Response to Invited Commentary: Intermittent opioid use and ischemic placental disease: study quantifies risks, raises questions. Am J Epidemiol. 2021 Sep 15.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34528055
     
  6. Bröms G, Friedman S, Kim SC, Wood ME, Hernandez-Diaz S, Brill G, Bateman BT, Huybrechts KF, Desai RJ. The Patterns of Use of Medications for Inflammatory Bowel Disease During Pregnancy in the US and Sweden Are Changing. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2021 Aug 19; 27(9):1427-1434.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33751058
     
  7. Mott K, Huybrechts KF, Glynn RJ, Mogun H, Hernández-Díaz S. Tetanus, Diphtheria, Acellular Pertussis Vaccination During Pregnancy and Risk of Pertussis in the Newborn in Publicly and Privately Insured Mother-infant Pairs in the United States. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2021 07 01; 40(7):681-687. PMID: 33657597
     
  8. Esposito DB, Bateman B, Werler M, Straub L, Mogun H, Hernandez-Diaz S, Huybrechts K. Ischemic Placental Disease, Preterm Delivery, and their Association with Opioid Use During Pregnancy. Am J Epidemiol. 2021 Jun 24.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34165143
     
  9. Huybrechts KF, Kulldorff M, Hernández-Díaz S, Bateman BT, Zhu Y, Mogun H, Wang SV. Active Surveillance of the Safety of Medications Used During Pregnancy. Am J Epidemiol. 2021 06 01; 190(6):1159-1168. PMID: 33423046
     
  10. Sun JW, Bourgeois FT, Haneuse S, Hernández-Díaz S, Landon JE, Bateman BT, Huybrechts KF. Development and Validation of a Pediatric Comorbidity Index. Am J Epidemiol. 2021 05 04; 190(5):918-927. PMID: 33124649
     
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