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.

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  1. Shiner B, Huybrechts K, Gui J, Rozema L, Forehand J, Watts BV, Jiang T, Hoyt JE, Esteves J, Schnurr PP, Ray K, Gradus JL. Comparative Effectiveness of Direct-Acting Antivirals for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Veterans Affairs Patients With Hepatitis C Virus Infection. Am J Epidemiol. 2022 Aug 22; 191(9):1614-1625.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35689641
     
  2. Straub L, Hernández-Díaz S, Bateman BT, Wisner KL, Gray KJ, Pennell PB, Lester B, McDougle CJ, Suarez EA, Zhu Y, Zakoul H, Mogun H, Huybrechts KF. Association of Antipsychotic Drug Exposure in Pregnancy With Risk of Neurodevelopmental Disorders: A National Birth Cohort Study. JAMA Intern Med. 2022 May 01; 182(5):522-533. PMID: 35343998; PMCID: PMC8961398; DOI: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2022.0375;
     
  3. Esposito DB, Bateman B, Werler M, Straub L, Mogun H, Hernandez-Diaz S, Huybrechts K. Esposito et al. Respond to "Opioid Use and Ischemic Placental Disease". Am J Epidemiol. 2022 Mar 24; 191(5):773-774.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34528055; PMCID: PMC9430442; DOI: 10.1093/aje/kwab226;
     
  4. 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. 2022 Mar 24; 191(5):759-768.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34165143; PMCID: PMC9430412; DOI: 10.1093/aje/kwab132;
     
  5. Straub L, Bateman BT, Hernandez-Diaz S, York C, Lester B, Wisner KL, McDougle CJ, Pennell PB, Gray KJ, Zhu Y, Suarez EA, Mogun H, Huybrechts KF. Neurodevelopmental Disorders Among Publicly or Privately Insured Children in the United States. JAMA Psychiatry. 2022 03 01; 79(3):232-242.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34985527; PMCID: PMC8733868; DOI: 10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2021.3815;
     
  6. 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. 2022 03 01; 48(2):405-413. PMID: 34582543; PMCID: PMC8886580; DOI: 10.1093/schbul/sbab116;
     
  7. Straub L, Huybrechts KF, Hernández-Díaz S, Zhu Y, Vine S, Desai RJ, Gray KJ, Bateman BT. Trajectories of Prescription Opioid Utilization During Pregnancy Among Prepregnancy Chronic Users and Risk of Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome. Am J Epidemiol. 2022 01 01; 191(1):208-219.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34643225; PMCID: PMC8897996; DOI: 10.1093/aje/kwab249;
     
  8. Wood ME, Patorno E, Huybrechts KF, Bateman BT, Gray KJ, Seely EW, Vine S, Hernández-Díaz S. The use of glucose-lowering medications for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus during pregnancy in the United States. Endocrinol Diabetes Metab. 2022 03; 5(2):e00319. PMID: 34953068; PMCID: PMC8917861; DOI: 10.1002/edm2.319;
     
  9. Straub L, Huybrechts KF, Mogun H, Bateman BT. Association of Neuraxial Labor Analgesia for Vaginal Childbirth With Risk of Autism Spectrum Disorder. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 12 01; 4(12):e2140458. PMID: 34935925; PMCID: PMC8696569; DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.40458;
     
  10. Hernández-Díaz S, Bateman BT, Straub L, Zhu Y, Mogun H, Fischer M, Huybrechts KF. Safety of Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate for Pregnant Women Facing the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic. Am J Epidemiol. 2021 11 02; 190(11):2339-2349.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33847737; PMCID: PMC8083317; DOI: 10.1093/aje/kwab109;
     
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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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