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Jennifer S. Albrecht, PhD

Academic Title:

Associate Professor

Primary Appointment:

Epidemiology & Public Health


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 with expertise in pharmacoepidemiology, administrative claims analysis, and health services research. Her current work is divided into two primary areas: recovery following traumatic brain injury (TBI) among older adults and health economics of sleep disorders among older adults. Dr. Albrecht is the Epidemiology track leader in the Program in Epidemiology and Human Genetics, Director of Clinical Research Education Programs and affiliated with the Claude D. Pepper Center.

Research/Clinical Keywords

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

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%
Title: 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