Susan E. Andrade, Sc.D. is a Senior Research Associate at the Meyers Primary Care
Institute and a Research Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of
Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Andrade’s research interests include
pharmacoepidemiology and health services research. A main focus of her research has been
in the area of medication adherence and use of prescription drugs in special populations
including pregnant women, children, and the elderly. As site investigator in the HMO
Research Network and lead investigator for the HMO Research Network Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) Epidemiology contract site, Dr. Andrade is involved in a number of
multi-site studies evaluating prescription drug use among pregnant women and associated
birth outcomes. Other research activities include studies evaluating adherence to
medications used in the treatment of diabetes, hyperlipidemia, seizure disorders, and
other chronic diseases. She has extensive expertise in the use of large automated health
care databases for pharmacoepidemiologic research and in the study of adverse drug
effects, drug adherence issues, and health services research. 

Articles

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Beginning and duration of pregnancy in automated health care databases: review of estimation methods and validation results (with Andrea V. Margulis, Kristin Palmsten, Rachel A. Charlton, Janet R. Hardy, William O. Cooper, and Sonia Hernandez-Diaz), Pharmacoepidemiology and drug safety (2015)
 

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Antidepressant Use and Cognitive Decline: The Health and Retirement Study (with Jane S. Saczynski, Allison B. Rosen, Ryan J. McCammon, Kara Zivin, Kenneth M. Langa, Sandeep Vijan, Paul A. Pirraglia, and Becky A. Briesacher), The American journal of medicine (2015)
 

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Statin discontinuation in nursing home residents with advanced dementia (with Jennifer Tjia, Sarah L. Cutrona, Daniel Peterson, George W. Reed, and Susan L. Mitchell), Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (2014)
 

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Adherence to guidelines for glucose assessment in starting second-generation antipsychotics (with Marsha A. Raebel, Robert Penfold, Ann W. McMahon, Marsha Reichman, Susan Shetterly, Glenn Goodrich, Christoph U. Correll, and Tobias Gerhard), Pediatrics (2014)
 

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Trends in elective labor induction for six United States health plans, 2001-2007 (with Sascha Dublin, Karin E. Johnson, Rod L. Walker, Lyndsay A. Avalos, Sarah J. Beaton, Robert L. Davis, Lisa J. Herrinton, Pamala A. Pawloski, Marsha A. Raebel, David H. Smith, Sengwee Toh, and Aaron B. Caughey), Journal of women's health (2002) (2014)
 

Contributions to Books

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Methodological Challenges in Describing Medication Dosing Errors in Children (with Heather A. McPhillips, Christopher J. Stille, David Smith, John Pearson, John Stull, Julia Hecht, Marlene R. Miller, and Robert Davis), Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation (2005)
 

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Pharmacoepidemiology and the Elderly (with Jerry H. Gurwitz), Drugs and the Older Population (2000)