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Jennifer S. Albrecht, PhD

Academic Title:

Associate Professor

Primary Appointment:

Epidemiology & Public Health

Additional Title:

BIRCWH Scholar


MSTF, 334C

Phone (Primary):




Education and Training

  • State University of New York at Buffalo, BA, Biology, 1987
  • University of Maryland, PhD, Epidemiology and Public Health, 2013
  • University of Maryland, Postdoctoral Fellowship, Pharmacoepidemiology of Aging, 2014


Dr. Albrecht is an epidemiologist trained in aging research with expertise in pharmacoepidemiology, administrative claims analysis, and health services research. Her current work focuses on outcomes following traumatic brain injury (TBI), particularly among older adults with emphasis on diagnosis and treatment of psychological sequelae.

Dr. Albrecht’s research has provided evidence to inform care of individuals with TBI. Through multiple studies she has shown that neuropsychiatric disorders are common following TBI and may be undertreated. She also documented increased risk of ischemic stroke among older adults following TBI and provided evidence that immediate resumption of anticoagulation post-TBI would benefit most patients with atrial fibrillation. Dr. Albrecht's has recently expanded her work to the diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes of sleep disorders among older adults.

Research/Clinical Keywords

Traumatic brain injury, psychiatric disturbances, older adults, health services research, administrative claims analysis, pharmacoepidemiology, epidemiological methods

Highlighted Publications

Albrecht JS, Kiptanui Z, Tsang Y, Khokhar B, Liu X, Simoni-Wastila L, Zuckerman IH. Depression among Older Adults Following Traumatic Brain Injury: A National Analysis. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 2015;23(6):607-14

Albrecht JS, Kiptanui Z, Tsang Y, Khokhar B, Smith GS, Zuckerman IH, Simoni-Wastila L. Patterns of Depression Treatment in Medicare Beneficiaries with Depression Following Traumatic Brain Injury. Journal of Neurotrauma. 2015;32(16):1223-9

Albrecht JS, O’Hara LM, Moser KA, Mullins CD, Rao V. Perception of Barriers to Diagnosis and Receipt of Treatment for Neuropsychiatric Disturbances Following Traumatic Brain Injury. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2017;98(12):2548-2552

Albrecht JS, Barbour L, Abariga SA, Rao V, Perfetto EM. Risk of Depression Following Traumatic Brain Injury in a Large National Sample. J Neurotrauma. 2019;36(2):300-307



Additional Publication Citations

Grants and Contracts

Ongoing Research support


Role: Principal Investigator, 14%

Impact of High PAP Adherence on Cardiovascular Outcomes Among Medicare Beneficiaries with Obstructive Sleep Apnea, 2006-2015

American Association of Sleep Medicine Foundation


Role: Principal Investigator, 83%

Title: “Prioritizing Quality Improvement for the Treatment of Psychiatric Disturbances Following Traumatic Brain Injury”

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Grant Number: 1K01HS024560-01

Annual Direct Costs: $133,716