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. 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 Mar 02. PMID: 33657597
     
  2. Huybrechts KF, Hernández-Díaz S, Bateman BT. Antiemetic Drugs During Pregnancy: What Can We Learn From Spontaneous Reporting System Database Analyses?-Reply. JAMA Pediatr. 2021 Mar 01; 175(3):327-328. PMID: 33427855
     
  3. Bateman BT, Hernandez-Diaz S, Straub L, Zhu Y, Gray KJ, Desai RJ, Mogun H, Gautam N, Huybrechts KF. Association of first trimester prescription opioid use with congenital malformations in the offspring: population based cohort study. BMJ. 2021 02 10; 372:n102.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33568363
     
  4. Straub L, Huybrechts KF, Hernandez-Diaz S, Zhu Y, Vine S, Desai RJ, Gray KJ, Bateman BT. Chronic prescription opioid use in pregnancy in the United States. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2021 Apr; 30(4):504-513.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33428239
     
  5. Huybrechts KF, Kulldorff M, Hernández-Díaz S, Bateman BT, Zhu Y, Mogun H, Wang SV. Active Surveillance of the Safety of Medications Used in Pregnancy. Am J Epidemiol. 2021 Jan 11. PMID: 33423046
     
  6. Huybrechts KF, Bateman BT, Hernandez-Diaz S. Hydroxychloroquine early in pregnancy and risk of birth defects: absence of evidence is not the same as evidence of absence. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2021 Jan 09.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33434554
     
  7. Reale SC, Lumbreras-Marquez MI, King CH, Burns SL, Fields KG, Diouf K, Goldfarb IT, Ciaranello AL, Robinson JN, Gregory KE, Huybrechts KF, Bateman BT. Patient characteristics associated with SARS-CoV-2 infection in parturients admitted for labour and delivery in Massachusetts during the spring 2020 surge: A prospective cohort study. Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol. 2021 01; 35(1):24-33. PMID: 33496995
     
  8. 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. 2021 Jan 01; 78(1):91-100. PMID: 32876659
     
  9. Zhu Y, Huybrechts KF, Desai RJ, Franklin JM, Hernandez-Diaz S, Krumme A, Straub L, Neuman M, Wunsch H, Levin R, Mogun H, Bateman BT. Prescription opioid use after vaginal delivery and subsequent persistent opioid use and misuse. Am J Obstet Gynecol MFM. 2021 03; 3(2):100304.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33383232
     
  10. Bateman BT, Huybrechts KF. Drug-drug interactions in pregnancy: An important frontier for pharmacoepidemiology. Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol. 2021 Mar; 35(2):194-195. PMID: 33350487
     
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