Sonia Hernandez-Diaz, MD
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Epidemiology

MD, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
DPH/DrPH, Harvard School of Public Health
MPH, Harvard School of Public Health

Dr. Hernandez-Diaz is a Professor of Epidemiology and Director of the Pharmacoepidemiology Program at the Harvard School of Public Health and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at Boston University School of Public Health. Her main area of research has been drug safety evaluation from observational data, with a special emphasis on the analysis of patterns of use and safety of drugs during pregnancy. She has also studied the gastrointestinal and cardiovascular safety of steroidal and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and this work triggered her involvement with newly introduced COX-2 inhibitors. Her third group of research activities concerns the application of innovative methodologic concepts to pharmacoepidemiologic studies, including the use of causal structural approaches to define confounding and selection biases that might facilitate the identification, communication, and resolution of common analytical problems.

2017 Poulsson medal/award by the Norwegian Society of Pharmacology and Toxicology
2015 Alumni Award Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
2015 Clinical Research Forum: Top 10 Clinical Research Achievement Award
2014 Elected President of the International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology
2013 Elected President of the Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research
2012 Elected Fellow of the European Academy of Cancer Sciences
2010-2012 International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology: Elected Chair of the Pregnancy Special Interest Group
2008-Pres Elected Fellow of the International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology
2006 Kenneth Rothman Prize Award
2004 Kenneth Rothman Prize Award
2004-2010 Kenneth Rothman Prize Award
2000 Lilienfeld Student Prize
1999 15th Annual Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology – Oral Presentation Prize

Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2018 Long-term Impact of Fertility Treatment Study 5R01HD088393-02
2018 Pregnancy Registries Nested in International Pooled Health Care Databases 5R21HD092879-02 1
2017 Long-term Impact of Fertility Treatment Study 1R01HD088393-01A1
2017 Pregnancy Registries Nested in International Pooled Health Care Databases 1R21HD092879-01 1
2016 Comparative Safety of commonly prescribed Psychotropic Drugs in pregnant Women 5R01MH100216-03 20
2015 Comparative Safety of commonly prescribed Psychotropic Drugs in pregnant Women 5R01MH100216-02 20
2014 Comparative Safety of commonly prescribed Psychotropic Drugs in pregnant Women 1R01MH100216-01A1 20
2013 Comparative Effectiveness and Safety of Depression Treatments during Pregnancy 5R01HS018533-05 25
2012 Comparative Effectiveness and Safety of Depression Treatments during Pregnancy 5R01HS018533-04 25
2012 Phthalates in Drugs and Male Genital Malformation 5R01HD059861-04 5
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  1. Moura LMVR, Smith JR, Blacker D, Vogeli C, Schwamm LH, Cole AJ, Hernandez-Diaz S, Hsu J. Epilepsy Among Elderly Medicare Beneficiaries: A Validated Approach to Identify Prevalent and Incident Epilepsy. Med Care. 2019 04; 57(4):318-324. PMID: 30762723.
  2. Yoshida K, Solomon DH, Haneuse S, Kim SC, Patorno E, Tedeschi SK, Lyu H, Franklin JM, Stürmer T, Hernández-Díaz S, Glynn RJ. Multinomial Extension of Propensity Score Trimming Methods: A Simulation Study. Am J Epidemiol. 2019 Mar 01; 188(3):609-616. PMID: 30517602.
  3. MacDonald SC, McElrath TF, Hernández-Díaz S. Pregnancy Outcomes in Women With Multiple Sclerosis. Am J Epidemiol. 2019 Jan 01; 188(1):57-66. PMID: 30165561; DOI: 10.1093/aje/kwy197;.
  4. Schummers L, Hutcheon JA, Hernandez-Diaz S, Williams PL, Hacker MR, VanderWeele TJ, Norman WV. Association of Short Interpregnancy Interval With Pregnancy Outcomes According to Maternal Age. JAMA Intern Med. 2018 Dec 01; 178(12):1661-1670.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30383085.
  5. Bateman BT, Heide-Jørgensen U, Einarsdóttir K, Engeland A, Furu K, Gissler M, Hernandez-Diaz S, Kieler H, Lahesmaa-Korpinen AM, Mogun H, Nørgaard M, Reutfors J, Selmer R, Huybrechts KF, Zoega H. ß-Blocker Use in Pregnancy and the Risk for Congenital Malformations: An International Cohort Study. Ann Intern Med. 2018 Nov 20; 169(10):665-673.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30326014.
  6. Cohen LS, Góez-Mogollón L, Sosinsky AZ, Savella GM, Viguera AC, Chitayat D, Hernández-Díaz S, Freeman MP. Risk of Major Malformations in Infants Following First-Trimester Exposure to Quetiapine. Am J Psychiatry. 2018 Dec 01; 175(12):1225-1231. PMID: 30111186.
  7. Prabhu M, Garry EM, Hernandez-Diaz S, MacDonald SC, Huybrechts KF, Bateman BT. Frequency of Opioid Dispensing After Vaginal Delivery. Obstet Gynecol. 2018 Aug; 132(2):459-465.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29995732.
  8. Oberg AS, VanderWeele TJ, Almqvist C, Hernandez-Diaz S. Pregnancy complications following fertility treatment-disentangling the role of multiple gestation. Int J Epidemiol. 2018 08 01; 47(4):1333-1342. PMID: 29939263.
  9. Panchaud A, Cohen JM, Patorno E, Huybrechts KF, Desai RJ, Gray KJ, Mogun H, Hernandez-Diaz S, Bateman BT. Anticonvulsants and the risk of perinatal bleeding complications: A pregnancy cohort study. Neurology. 2018 Aug 07; 91(6):e533-e542.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29980637.
  10. Murray EJ, Caniglia EC, Swanson SA, Hernández-Díaz S, Hernán MA. Patients and investigators prefer measures of absolute risk in subgroups for pragmatic randomized trials. J Clin Epidemiol. 2018 Nov; 103:10-21.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29966732.
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