Greta A. Bushnell, PhD, MSPH (she/her/hers)
Greta Bushnell. Ph.D., M.S.P.H., is an assistant professor in the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at the Rutgers School of Public Health. She is also a member of the Rutgers Center for Pharmacoepidemiology and Treatment Science. She earned her doctorate degree in epidemiology, with a focus in pharmacoepidemiology, and master’s degree in public health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health. Dr. Bushnell held a postdoctoral fellowship with the Psychiatric Epidemiology Training program at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.
Dr. Bushnell is a pharmacoepidemiologist focused on studying the use, effectiveness, and safety of pharmaceuticals prescribed to treat mental illnesses. Much of her research leverages large health care claims databases to address pertinent drug utilization and safety questions in children. Her current National Institues of Health (NIH)-funded research examines safety concerns surrounding prescription benzodiazepine treatment in youth. Dr. Bushnell’s research has been published in JAMA Psychiatry, Pediatrics, JAACAP, Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, and elsewhere, and her research has been supported by the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institute on Drug Abuse.