Sascha Dublin

Affiliate Professor, Epidemiology



PhD Epidemiology, University of Washington, 1999
MD University of Washington, 2001



Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute
1730 Minor Avenue, Suite 1600
Seattle, WA 98101

Research Interests

Dr. Dublin’s research interests include pharmacoepidemiology, pregnancy outcomes and perinatal epidemiology; aging; and cardiovascular epidemiology. Her work uses real-world health care data from Group Health and many other sources to better understand the safety and effectiveness of medications and other medical interventions.  She often focuses on the impact of interventions in vulnerable populations, particularly pregnant women and older adults. She also has interest and expertise in using novel statistical and epidemiologic methods to answer real-world questions, such as the use of two-phase study designs to reduce bias and Natural Language Processing  to extract information from electronic medical records (EMRs).  She is the Group Health site Principal Investigator for the Medication Exposures in Pregnancy Risk Evaluation Program (MEPREP), a multisite collaboration that has developed data sets including 1.2 million pregnancies across 11 health plans to examine medication safety in pregnant women.

Recent Publications (PubMed)

Current use of estrogen-containing oral contraceptives or hormone therapy and risk of COVID-19 infection and hospitalization: a population-based cohort study.
(2024 May 16)
Am J Epidemiol
Harrington LB, Powers JD, Bayliss EA, Fortmann SP, Shortreed SM, Walker RL, Floyd JS, Kuntz J, Fuller S, Albertson-Junkans L, Lee MH, Temposky LA, Dublin S

Comparative Risk of Injury with Concurrent Use of Opioids and Skeletal Muscle Relaxants.
(2024 Jul)
Clin Pharmacol Ther 116(1): 117-127
Chen C, Hennessy S, Brensinger CM, Miano TA, Bilker WB, Dublin S, Chung SP, Horn JR, Tiwari A, Leonard CE

Reply to: Disease latency and new-user versus prevalent-user cohort designs: Implications for pharmacoepidemiology in dementia.
(2024 Mar)
J Am Geriatr Soc 72(3): 956-957
Lee AK, Lee SJ, Dublin S

Effect of Personalized Risk-Reduction Strategies on Cognition and Dementia Risk Profile Among Older Adults: The SMARRT Randomized Clinical Trial.
(2024 Jan 1)
JAMA Intern Med 184(1): 54-62
Yaffe K, Vittinghoff E, Dublin S, Peltz CB, Fleckenstein LE, Rosenberg DE, Barnes DE, Balderson BH, Larson EB

The Impact of Pandemic-Related Restrictions on Dementia Risk Factors in Older Adults.
(2024 May)
J Appl Gerontol 43(5): 515-519
Simone T, Peltz C, Rosenberg DE, Barnes DE, Fleckenstein LE, Dublin S, Yaffe K

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