Research fellow

Wiebke Schäfer

Curriculum vitae

  • since March 2017 Doctoral researcher at Leibniz-Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology - BIPS
  • February 2017 Master of Science in Epidemiology, University of Bremen (Master thesis: Off-Label Antidepressant-Use and Palliative Care in the Elderly)
  • June 2013 Master of Arts in Public Health, University of Bremen
  • October 2010 Bachelor of Arts in Public Health and Cultural Sciences (minor), University of Bremen

Research interests

  • Pharmacoepidemiology
  • Utilization of antidepressants, especially in the elderly people
  • Drug and vaccine safety
  • Neuropsychiatric disorders
  • Cancer Epidemiology
  • Secondary Data

Memberships

Projects

Selected publications

  • Articles with peer-review

  • Schäfer W, Reinders T, Riedel O, Haug U. How often are antidepressants prescribed off-label among older adults in Germany? A claims data analysis. British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. 2021;87(4):1778-1789.
    https://doi.org/10.1111/bcp.14564
  • Schäfer W, Wentzell N, Schink T, Haug U. Characterization of pregnancies exposed to St. John's wort and their outcomes: A claims data analysis. Reproductive Toxicology. 2021;102:90-97.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.reprotox.2021.04.005
  • Schwarz S, Schäfer W, Horenkamp-Sonntag D, Liebentraut J, Haug U. Follow-up of 3 million persons undergoing colonoscopy in Germany: Utilization of repeat colonoscopies and polypectomies within 10 years. Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology. 2021;12(1):e00279.
    https://doi.org/10.14309/ctg.0000000000000279
  • Reinold J, Schäfer W, Christianson L, Barone-Adesi F, Riedel O, Pisa F. Anticholinergic burden and fractures: A systematic review with methodological appraisal. Drugs & Aging. 2020;37(12):885-897.
    https://doi.org/10.1007/s40266-020-00806-6
  • Reinold J, Schäfer W, Christianson L, Barone-Adesi F, Riedel O, Pisa F. Anticholinergic burden and fractures: A protocol for a methodological systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ Open. 2019;9:e030205.
    https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2019-030205
  • Schäfer W, Princk C, Kollhorst B, Schink T. Antidepressants and the risk of hemorrhagic stroke in the elderly: A nested case-control study. Drug Safety. 2019;42(9):1081-1089.
    https://doi.org/10.1007/s40264-019-00837-y
  • Presentations at scientific meetings/conferences

  • Schäfer W, Oppelt KA, Haug U. Nutzung von Sekundärdaten zur Charakterisierung von "Extremen" in der Versorgung: Beispiel Koloskopie. 13. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Epidemiologie (DGEpi), 26.-28. September 2018, Bremen.
  • Schäfer W, Kollhorst B, Reinders T, Riedel O. Off-label antidepressant use. 33rd International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology & Therapeutic Risk Management (ICPE), 26-30 August 2017, Montreal, Canada. (Abstract published in: Pharmacoepidemiology & Drug Safety. 2017;26(Suppl.2):S465)
  • Schäfer W, Princk C, Schlie N, Kollhorst B, Schink T. Antidepressants and the risk of hemorrhagic stroke. 33rd International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology & Therapeutic Risk Management (ICPE), 26-30 August 2017, Montreal, Canada. (Abstract published in: Pharmacoepidemiology & Drug Safety. 2017;26(Suppl.2):S248)
  • Posters at scientific meetings/conferences

  • Reinold J, Schäfer W, Christianson L, Barone-Adesi F, Riedel O, Pisa F. Anticholinergic burden and fractures in older adults: Results from a methodological systematic review. 36th International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology & Therapeutic Risk Management (ICPE), 16-17 September 2020, online poster. (Abstract published in: Pharmacoepidemiology & Drug Safety. 2020;29(S3):4052)
  • Schäfer W, Wentzell N, Haug U. St. John's Wort: Utilization during pregnancy and pregnancy outcomes. 36th International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology & Therapeutic Risk Management (ICPE), 16-17 September 2020, online poster. (Abstract published in: Pharmacoepidemiology & Drug Safety. 2020;29(S3):3719)
  • Reinold J, Schäfer W, Christianson L, Barone-Adesi F, Riedel O, Pisa F. Anticholinergic burden and fractures in older adults: Preliminary results from a methodological systematic review and meta-analysis. 15th International Congress of the European Geriatric Medicine Society (EuGMS), 25-27 September 2019, Krakow, Poland.
  • Schäfer W, Princk C, Schlie N, Kollhorst B, Schink T. Antidepressants and the risk of hemorrhagic stroke. 13. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Epidemiologie (DGEpi), 26.-28. September 2018, Bremen.

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Prizes and awards

  • ICPE All Access Scholarship
    International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology (2020)
    Active Participation in the ICPE All Access
  • ICPE Scholarship 2017
    International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology (2017)
    Attending and actively participating in the 33rd International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology and Therapeutic Risk Management in Montréal, Canada as Junior Researcher

Teaching

Secondary data for health research
University of Mainz
MSc Epidemiology
Wintersemester 2018/19
Wintersemester 2020/21
Wintersemester 2021/22

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