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Susan Sara Jick, DSc

Adjunct Professor, Epidemiology - Boston University School of Public Health

sjick@bu.edu

Biography

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

Education

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

Publications

  • Published on 3/12/2024

    Aebi N, Meier CR, Jick SS, Lang U, Spoendlin J. The risk of acute infections in new users of antidepressants: An observational cohort study. J Affect Disord. 2024 Jun 01; 354:152-159. PMID: 38479501.

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  • Published on 3/1/2024

    Muntner P, Hernandez RK, Kent ST, Browning JE, Gilbertson DT, Hurwitz KE, Jick SS, Lai EC, Lash TL, Monda KL, Rothman KJ, Bradbury BD, Brookhart MA. Staging and clean room: Constructs designed to facilitate transparency and reduce bias in comparative analyses of real-world data. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2024 Mar; 33(3):e5770. PMID: 38419140.

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  • Published on 12/16/2023

    Hagberg KW, Vasilakis-Scaramozza C, Persson R, Neasham D, Kafatos G, Jick S. Presence of Breast Cancer Information Recorded in United Kingdom Primary Care Databases: Comparison of CPRD Aurum and CPRD GOLD (Companion Paper 1). Clin Epidemiol. 2023; 15:1183-1192. PMID: 38126005.

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  • Published on 12/16/2023

    Vasilakis-Scaramozza C, Hagberg KW, Persson R, Kafatos G, Maskell J, Neasham D, Jick S. Comparison of Rheumatoid Arthritis Information Recorded in UK CPRD Aurum and CPRD GOLD Databases (Companion Paper 3). Clin Epidemiol. 2023; 15:1207-1218. PMID: 38126003.

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  • Published on 12/16/2023

    Jick S, Vasilakis-Scaramozza C, Persson R, Neasham D, Kafatos G, Hagberg KW. Use of the CPRD Aurum Database: Insights Gained from New Data Quality Assessments. Clin Epidemiol. 2023; 15:1219-1222. PMID: 38126004.

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  • Published on 12/16/2023

    Hagberg KW, Vasilakis-Scaramozza C, Persson R, Neasham D, Kafatos G, Jick S. Correctness and Completeness of Breast Cancer Diagnoses Recorded in UK CPRD Aurum and CPRD GOLD Databases: Comparison to Hospital Episode Statistics and Cancer Registry (Companion Paper 2). Clin Epidemiol. 2023; 15:1193-1206. PMID: 38126002.

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  • Published on 10/2/2023

    Persson R, Jick S. Incomplete capture of apremilast in Clinical Practice Research Datalink Aurum: An example of exposure misclassification of specialty treatments in United Kingdom general practice databases. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2024 Jan; 33(1):e5707. PMID: 37786242.

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  • Published on 7/11/2023

    Hagberg KW, Jick S, Özen G, Du P. Pharmacologically Treated Anxiety and Depression in People Diagnosed with von Willebrand Disease: Matched Cohort Study. J Blood Med. 2023; 14:413-425. PMID: 37456530.

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  • Published on 4/1/2023

    Crowe HM, Wesselink AK, Hatch EE, Wise LA, Jick SS. Migraine and risk of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy: A population-based cohort study. Cephalalgia. 2023 Apr; 43(4):3331024231161746. PMID: 36935588.

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  • Published on 4/1/2023

    Crowe HM, Wesselink AK, Hatch EE, Wise LA, Jick SS. Migraine and risk of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy: A population-based cohort study. Cephalalgia. 2023 Apr; 43(4):3331024231161746. PMID: 36935588.

    Read At: PubMed

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