Susan S. Jick, DSc

Adjunct Professor, Epidemiology
Boston Collaborative Drug Surveillance Program
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Dr. Susan Jick has been in the field of pharmacoepidemiology for over 25 years working with the Boston Collaborative Drug Surveillance Program where she has conducted research in many areas of drug safety. She has been involved with the use and development of large automated databases including the General Practice Research Database which has become a major resource for conducting drug safety studies and has changed the way these studies are being conducted today. Her research activities range from the safety of drugs such as oral contraceptives in relation to venous thrombosis, hormone replacement therapy in relation to cancers, antibiotics in relation to various serious health outcomes, and statins in relation to autoimmune diseases and diabetes, to safety of drug use in the first trimester of pregnancy and use of folic acid to prevent neural tube defects. Dr Jick helps to run a workshop on methods in conducting drug safety studies that is held each year, she teaches the drug epidemiology class at BUSPH and she serves as an advisor to doctoral students in epidemiology.


  • Boston University, MPH
  • Carleton College, BA
  • Boston University, DSc


  • Published on 9/13/2019

    Stohler NA, Reinau D, Jick SS, Bodmer D, Meier CR. A study on the epidemiology of tinnitus in the United Kingdom. Clin Epidemiol. 2019; 11:855-871. PMID: 31572016.

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  • Published on 7/25/2019

    Troelsen FS, Farkas DK, Ording AG, Erichsen R, Jick S, Sørensen HT. Prevalence of Colorectal Neoplasms and Mortality in New Users of Low-Dose Aspirin With Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding. Am J Ther. 2019 Jul 25. PMID: 31356342.

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  • Published on 7/2/2019

    Troelsen FS, Jick S. Antibiotic Use in Childhood and Adolescence and Risk of Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Case-Control Study in the UK Clinical Practice Research Datalink. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2019 Jul 02. PMID: 31265060.

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  • Published on 7/1/2019

    Burkard T, Moser M, Rauch M, Jick SS, Meier CR. Utilization pattern of hormone therapy in UK general practice between 1996 and 2015: a descriptive study. Menopause. 2019 07; 26(7):741-749. PMID: 30889086.

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  • Published on 5/1/2019

    Jick SS, Hedderson M, Xu F, Cheng Y, Palkowitsch P, Michel A. Iodinated Contrast Agents and Risk of Hypothyroidism in Young Children in the United States. Invest Radiol. 2019 05; 54(5):296-301. PMID: 30562272.

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  • Published on 5/1/2019

    Vavanikunnel J, Charlier S, Becker C, Schneider C, Jick SS, Meier CR, Meier C. Association Between Glycemic Control and Risk of Fracture in Diabetic Patients: A Nested Case-Control Study. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2019 May 01; 104(5):1645-1654. PMID: 30657918.

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  • Published on 4/1/2019

    Wilson JC, Sarsour K, Gale S, Pethö-Schramm A, Jick SS, Meier CR. Incidence and Risk of Glucocorticoid-Associated Adverse Effects in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2019 Apr; 71(4):498-511. PMID: 29856128.

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  • Published on 3/26/2019

    Mueller AM, Meier CR, Jick SS, Schneider C. Weight change and blood glucose concentration as markers for pancreatic cancer in subjects with new-onset diabetes mellitus: A matched case-control study. Pancreatology. 2019 Jun; 19(4):578-586. PMID: 30952448.

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  • Published on 3/18/2019

    Persson R, Jick S. Clinical implications of the association between fluoroquinolones and tendon rupture: The magnitude of the effect with and without corticosteroids. Br J Clin Pharmacol. 2019 05; 85(5):949-959. PMID: 30682225.

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  • Published on 2/18/2019

    Persson R, Lee S, Yood MU, Wagner M, Minton N, Niemcryk S, Lindholm A, Evans A, Jick S. Multi-database study of multiple sclerosis: identification, validation and description of MS patients in two countries. J Neurol. 2019 May; 266(5):1095-1106. PMID: 30778708.

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