Krista F. Huybrechts, MS, 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: 617-278-0930 | Fax: 617-232-8602

Krista F. Huybrechts, M.S., Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and an epidemiologist in the Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Her current research centers on studying the utilization and outcomes of psychoactive medications, with particular reference to vulnerable populations such as the frail elderly and pregnant women. She also has a special interest in exploring how variation in medication prescribing at the level of the physician or institution can be used to improve confounding control in observational studies in the area of psychiatry, as well as the potential impact of regional practice variation on study validity.

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 cost-of-illness and decision-analytic simulation models.

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Drug Safety and Utilization