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Jennifer S. Albrecht, PhD

Academic Title:

Assistant 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 patient centered outcomes research. Her current work focuses on outcomes following traumatic brain injury (TBI) with emphasis on diagnosis and treatment of psychological sequelae.

Dr. Albrecht’s past research has provided health care providers with the information they need to make informed treatment decisions concerning anticoagulation resumption following TBI, established the impact of depression on adherence to maintenance medications for chronic conditions and healthcare utilization, and furnished evidence that use of the new generation of sleep medications among older adults is associated with increased risk of fractures. 

Research/Clinical Keywords

Traumatic brain injury, psychiatric disturbances, older adults, patient centered outcomes research, administrative claims analysis, qualitative 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

Khokhar B, Simoni-Wastila L, Albrecht JS. Risk of Stroke Among Older Medicare Antidepressant Users With Traumatic Brain Injury. J Head Trauma Rehabil. 2016 Mar 28. [Epub ahead of print]

Albrecht JS, Peters ME, Smith GS, Rao V. Anxiety and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder among Medicare Beneficiaries Following Traumatic Brain Injury. J Head Trauma Rehabil. In press. 2016

Additional Publication Citations

Grants and Contracts

Ongoing Research support


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



Role: Co-Investigator, 17%

Title: “The Use of Big Data for the Development of an Alzheimer’s/Dementia Predictive Tool”

Principal Investigator: Eleanor Perfetto


Project Number: 10110

Annual Direct Costs: $250,000