Jessica (Myers) Franklin, PhD

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Brigham & Women’s Hospital
Department of Medicine
Division of Pharmacoepidemiology & Pharmacoeconomics
1620 Tremont Street, Suite 3030,
Boston, MA 02120

JMFranklin@partners.org
Phone: 617-278-0675 | Fax: 617-232-8602


Jessica Franklin, Ph.D, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and biostatistician in the Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Her research focuses on developing and applying statistical methods for the study of medicines, including comparative effectiveness and adverse effects of drugs, the consequences of drug policy, and drug utilization. Her methodological interests are in causal inference and hierarchical modeling. Dr. Franklin received her Bachelor’s degree in mathematics at the University of Georgia and her doctorate in biostatistics at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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  • Franklin JM, Eddings W, Glynn RJ, Schneeweiss S. Regularized regression versus the high-dimensional propensity score for confounding adjustment in secondary database analyses. American Journal of Epidemiology. 2015 [in press]
  • Franklin JM, Eddings W, Schneeweiss S, Rassen JA. Incorporating linked healthcare claims to improve confounding control in a study of in-hospital medication use. Drug Safety. 2015 [in press]
  • Franklin JM, Krumme AK, Tong AY, Shrank WH, Matlin OS, Brennan TA, Choudhry NK. Association between trajectories of statin adherence and subsequent cardiovascular events. Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety. 2015 [in press]
  • Franklin JM, Shrank WH, Lii J, Krumme AK, Matlin OS, Brennan TA, Choudhry NK. Observing versus predicting: Initial patterns of filling predict long-term adherence more accurately than high-dimensional modeling techniques. Health Services Research. 2015 [in press]
  • Franklin JM, Schneeweiss S, Huybrechts KF, Glynn RJ. Evaluating possible confounding by prescriber in comparative effectiveness research. Epidemiology. 2015; 26(2):238-241.
  • Franklin JM, Choudhry NK, Uscher-Pines L, Brill G, Matlin OS, Fischer MA, Schneeweiss S, Avorn J, Brennan TA, Shrank WH.  Equity in the receipt of oseltamivir during the H1N1 pandemic.  American Journal of Public Health. 2014 (in press).
  • Franklin JM, Rassen JA, Ackermann D, Bartels DB, Schneeweiss S. Metrics for covariate balance in cohort studies of causal effects. Statistics in Medicine.  2014 (in press).  doi: 10.1002/sim.6058.
  • Franklin JM, Schneeweiss S, Polinski JM, Rassen JA.  Plasmode simulation for the evaluation of pharmacoepidemiologic methods in complex healthcare databases. Computational Statistics and Data Analysis.  2014; 72:219-226.  doi: 10.1016/j.csda.2013.10.018.
  • Franklin JM, Rassen JA, Bartels DB, Schneeweiss S. Prospective cohort studies of newly marketed medications: Using covariate data to inform the design of large-scale studies. Epidemiology. 2014; 25(1):126-133.  doi: 10.1097/EDE.0000000000000020.
  • Franklin JM, Shrank WH, Pakes J, Sanfélix-Gimeno G, Matlin OS, Brennan TA, Choudhry NK. Group-based trajectory models: A new approach to classifying and predicting long-term medication adherence. Medical Care. 2013; 51(9):789-796.  doi: 10.1097/MLR.0b013e3182984c1f.
  • Myers JA, Louis TA. Comparing treatments via the propensity score: stratification or modeling? Health Services Outcomes Research Methodology. 2012; 12(1):29-43. doi: 10.1007/s10742-012-0080-3. *HPSS Student Paper Award Winner
  • Myers, JA, Rassen, JA, Gagne, JG, Huybrechts, KF, Schneeweiss, S, Rothman, KJ, Glynn, RJ.  Myers et al. respond to “Understanding bias amplification”. American Journal of Epidemiology. 2011; doi: 10.1093/aje/kwr353
  • Myers, JA, Rassen, JA, Gagne, JG, Huybrechts, KF, Schneeweiss, S, Rothman, KJ, Joffe, MM, Glynn, RJ.  Effects of adjusting for instrumental variables on bias and precision of effect estimates. American Journal of Epidemiology. 2011; doi: 10.1093/aje/kwr364. *ASA Section on Statistics in Epidemiology Young Investigator Award winner