Brigham & Women’s Hospital
Department of Medicine
Division of Pharmacoepidemiology & Pharmacoeconomics
1620 Tremont Street, Suite 3030,
Boston, MA 02120
Phone: 617-278-0930 | Fax: 617-232-8602
Jeremy A. Rassen, ScD, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Director of Computational Pharmacoepidemiology in the Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. In 2008, he completed a doctoral program at the Harvard School of Public Health, in which his thesis work centered on methods development and applications of instrumental variables (IV) in pharmacoepidemiology. He also has an extensive background in computer science, large database systems, and systems performance.
Dr. Rassen’s current research seeks to extend his IV work into specific disease areas, and to continue work on epidemiology-specific extensions to IVs. He also examines questions involving the use of computer science techniques in epidemiology, with particular focus on database integration, preservation of privacy, and epidemiolgic analyses that span cohorts and databases.
He graduated cum laude in computer science from Harvard College in 1995, after which he worked for ten years in Silicon Valley. He received a master’s degree in epidemiology from Harvard School of Public Health in 2006, and a doctorate in 2008. His master’s program was supported by the Winokur Fellowship.
Selected Publications | Current PubMed Search Results
- Schneeweiss S, Rassen JA, Glynn RJ, Avorn J, Mogun H, Brookhart MA. High-dimensional propensity score adjustment in studies of treatment effects using health care claims data. Epidemiology 2009 Jul;20(4):512-22.
- Rassen J, Brookhart MA, Mittleman M, Glynn RJ, Schneeweiss S. Instrumental variable methods for clinical researchers: exploiting quasi-random treatment choice to construe causal relationships. J Clin Epidemiol 2009 Dec;62(12):1226-32. Epub 2009 Apr 8.
- Rassen JA, Brookhart MA, Mittleman MA, Glynn RJ, Schneeweiss S. Instrumental variable application: in 25 variations, the physician prescribing preference generally was strong and reduced imbalance. J Clin Epidemiol 2009 Dec;62(12):1233-41. Epub 2009 Apr 5.
- Rassen JA, Schneeweiss S, Mittleman MA, Glynn RJ, Brookhart MA. Instrumental variable analysis for estimation of treatment effects with dichotomous outcomes. 2008; submitted.
- Brookhart MA, Rassen J, Wang PS, Dormuth CA, Mogun H, Schneeweiss S. Evaluating the validity of an instrumental variable study of neuroleptics: can between-physician differences in prescribing patterns be used to estimate treatment effects? Med Care 2007;45(10 Suppl 2):S116-S22.
- Schneeweiss S, Solomon DH, Wang PS, Rassen J, Brookhart MA. Simultaneous assessment of short-term gastrointestinal benefits and cardiovascular risks of selective cyclooxygenase 2 inhibitors and nonselective nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs: an instrumental variable analysis. Arthritis Rheum 2006;54(11):3390-8.
- Rassen J, Litvak E, Shelat AA, McCaskey JP, Rauer A. Method and apparatus for creating a datamart and for creating a query structure for the datamart. US patent 6,189,004; 2001 Feb 13.