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
Phone: 617-278-0675 | Fax: 617-232-8602

Jessica Franklin, Ph.D, is an Instructor in 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, 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.  AJPH. 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.
  • Patrick AR, Franklin JM, Weinstein MC, Glynn RJ, Schneeweiss S.  Sequential value of information assessment for prospective drug safety monitoring using claims databases: The comparative safety of prasugrel versus clopidogrel.  Medical Decision Making. 2013; 33 (7): 949-960.
  • Bateman BT, Bykov K, Choudhry NK, Schneeweiss S, Gagne JJ, Polinski JM, Franklin JM, Doherty M, Fischer MA, Rassen JA. Type of stress ulcer prophylaxis and the risk of nosocomial pneumonia in cardiac surgical patients: a cohort study. BMJ.  2013; 347:f5416.  doi:10.1136/bmj.f5416.
  • 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.
  • Kesselheim AS, Robertson CT, Siri K, Batra P, Franklin JM. Distributions of Industry Payments to Massachusetts Physicians. NEJM. 2013; 368:2049-52. doi: 10.1056/NEJMp1302723.
  • Rassen JA, Shelat AA, Myers JA, Glynn RJ, Solomon DH, Schneeweiss S.  Matching by propensity score in cohort studies with three treatment groups.  Epidemiology 2013; 24(3):401-9.
  • Kesselheim AS, Robertson CT, Myers JA, Rose SL, Gillet V, Ross KM, Glynn RJ, Joffe S, Avorn J. A randomized study of how physicians interpret research funding disclosures. NEJM. 2012;367:1119-27.
  • Myers JA, Louis TA. Comparing treatments via the propensity score: stratification or modeling? Health Services Outcomes Research Methodlogy. 2012; 12(1):29-43. doi: 10.1007/s10742-012-0080-3. *HPSS Student Paper Award Winner
  • Kesselheim AS, Myers JA, Avorn J.  Characteristics of Clinical Trials to Support Approval of Orphan vs Nonorphan Drugs for Cancer. JAMA. 2011; 305(22):2320-2326. doi: 10.1001/jama.2011.769.
  • 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
  • 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