Cathy Critchlow

Affiliate Professor, Epidemiology



PhD Epidemiology, University of Washington, 1993



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Since 2004, Dr. Critchlow has focused on epidemiologic methods relevant to pharmacoepidemiology, conducting studies and developing observational research strategies in support of drug development and assessment of post-market drug effectiveness and safety.  She currently heads the Center for Observational Research at Amgen, Inc. 

Research Interests

Dr. Critchlow’s research focuses on pharmacoepidemiology methods to assess the evolving benefit:risk profiles of medications used in clinical practice populations, including application of methods to control for confounding-by-indication in studies of treatment effects, post-marketing drug surveillance studies and longitudinal data analysis using large databases.

Recent Publications (PubMed)

A Novel Case Study of the Use of Real-World Evidence to Support the Registration of an Osteoporosis Product in China.
(2021 Oct 11)
Ther Innov Regul Sci
Storm NE, Chang W, Lin TC, Lange JL, Bradbury B, Critchlow CW, Galson SK

Characteristics and outcomes of hospitalised adults with COVID-19 in a Global Health Research Network: a cohort study.
(2021 Aug 6)
BMJ Open 11(8): e051588
Zhu J, Wei Z, Suryavanshi M, Chen X, Xia Q, Jiang J, Ayodele O, Bradbury BD, Brooks C, Brown CA, Cheng A, Critchlow CW, Devercelli G, Gandhi V, Gondek K, Londhe AA, Ma J, Jonsson-Funk M, Keenan HA, Manne S, Ren K, Sanders L, Yu P, Zhang J, Zhou L, Bao Y

Real-world evidence to support regulatory decision making: New or expanded medical product indications.
(2021 Jun)
Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 30(6): 685-693
Franklin JM, Liaw KL, Iyasu S, Critchlow CW, Dreyer NA

Real-world evidence to support regulatory decision-making for medicines: Considerations for external control arms.
(2020 Oct)
Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 29(10): 1228-1235
Burcu M, Dreyer NA, Franklin JM, Blum MD, Critchlow CW, Perfetto EM, Zhou W

Predictive values of diagnostic codes for identifying serious hypocalcemia and dermatologic adverse events among women with postmenopausal osteoporosis in a commercial health plan database.
(2018 Apr 10)
BMC Health Serv Res 18(1): 263
Wang FT, Xue F, Ding Y, Ng E, Critchlow CW, Dore DD

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