Susan S. Jick, DSc

Adjunct Professor, Epidemiology - Boston University School of Public Health


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.

Other Positions

  • Member, Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research - Boston University


  • Boston University, DSc Field of Study: Epidemiology
  • Boston University, MPH Field of Study: Epidemiology
  • Carleton College, BA Field of Study: Social Anthropology


  • Published on 12/23/2022

    Hernandez RK, Nakasian SS, Bollinger L, Bradbury BD, Jick SS, Muntner P, Ng E, Chia V. Changes in Medication Use During Pregnancy for Women with Chronic Conditions: An Analysis of Claims Data. Ther Innov Regul Sci. 2022 Dec 23. PMID: 36562933.

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  • Published on 12/20/2022

    Crowe HM, Wesselink AK, Wise LA, Jick SS, Rothman KJ, Mikkelsen EM, Sørensen HT, Hatch EE. Pre-pregnancy migraine diagnosis, medication use, and spontaneous abortion: a prospective cohort study. J Headache Pain. 2022 Dec 20; 23(1):162. PMID: 36539705.

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  • Published on 12/15/2022

    Baak BN, Jick SS. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and risk of myocardial infarction adjusting for use of proton pump-inhibitors in patients with no major risk factors: a nested case-control study in the UK Clinical Practice Research Datalink. Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Pharmacother. 2022 Dec 15; 9(1):58-75. PMID: 35876661.

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  • Published on 10/24/2022

    Vasilakis-Scaramozza C, Hagberg KW, Persson R, Yelland E, Williams T, Myles P, Jick SS. Quality of rheumatoid arthritis recording in United Kingdom Clinical Practice Research Datalink Aurum. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2023 Jan; 32(1):73-77. PMID: 36251264.

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  • Published on 9/23/2022

    Persson R, Cordey M, Paris M, Jick S. Safety of Apremilast in Patients with Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis: Findings from the UK Clinical Practice Research Datalink. Drug Saf. 2022 Nov; 45(11):1403-1411. PMID: 36151359.

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  • Published on 9/6/2022

    Haedenkamp TM, Leitzmann MF, Linker RA, Meier C, Becker C, Jick S, Hau P, Seliger C. Antimicrobial drug use and the risk of glioma: A case-control study. Cancer Med. 2023 Feb; 12(3):3684-3695. PMID: 36066038.

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  • Published on 8/12/2022

    Hagberg KW, Jick S, Du P, Truong Berthoz F, Özen G, Tzivelekis S. Impact of von Willebrand Disease on Women's Health Outcomes: A Matched Cohort Database Study. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2022 Sep; 31(9):1262-1270. PMID: 35960825.

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  • Published on 5/3/2022

    Persson R, Hagberg KW, Vasilakis-Scaramozza C, Yelland E, Williams T, Myles P, Jick SS. Presence of Codes for Indication for Use in Clinical Practice Research Datalink Aurum: An Assessment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Treatments. Clin Epidemiol. 2022; 14:641-652. PMID: 35535332.

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  • Published on 3/14/2022

    Mueller AM, Meier CR, Jick SS, Schneider C. Characterization of the deterioration of diabetes control in patients with a subsequent diagnosis of pancreatic cancer: A descriptive study. Pancreatology. 2022 Apr; 22(3):387-395. PMID: 35314354.

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  • Published on 1/20/2022

    Ayodele OA, Cabral HJ, McManus DD, Jick SS. Glucocorticoids and Risk of Venous Thromboembolism in Asthma Patients Aged 20-59 Years in the United Kingdom's CPRD 1995-2015. Clin Epidemiol. 2022; 14:83-93. PMID: 35082533.

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