Last updated on: 19/05/2010
1. Contact details{View data sources/studies associated with this centre}
Name of organisation 
1) Department/Research groupPharmacoepidemiology Erasmus University
2) Organisation/affiliationErasmus University Medical Center
Short Name in the inventoryErasmus MC Pharmacoepi
Website/Homepagewww.erasmusmc.nl 
Administrative Contact
Title Professor
Last name Sturkenboom
First name Miriam
Address line 1POBOX 2040
Address line 2dep. Medical Informatics 
Address line 3 
CityRotterdam 
Postcode3000 CA 
CountryNetherlands
Phone number (incl. country code)31-10-7044123 
Alternative phone number 
Fax number (incl. country code) 
Scientific Contact
Title Professor
Last name Sturkenboom
First name Miriam
Address line 1POBOX 2040
Address line 2dep. Medical Informatics 
Address line 3 
CityRotterdam 
Postcode3000 CA 
CountryNetherlands
Phone number (incl. country code)31-10-7044123 
Alternative phone number 
Fax number (incl. country code) 
2. Description
The Pharmacoepidemiology Group at Erasmus Univerisity is one of the world leading groups in terms of use of electronic medical record databases for pharmacoepidemiological studies and in pharmacogenetics. The group is spread over two departments: Medical Informatics which focuses on use of health care data to study effects of drugs and the department of Epidemiology that focuses on pharmacogenetics by using data from the Rotterdam cohort. The department of Medical Informatics has set up the Integrated Primary Care Information database with 1 million patients, and it is coordinating several EC funded drug safety projects such as EU-ADR, ARITMO, SOS that aim to link data across the EU for safety signal generation and hypothesis testing. The group is headed by prof. M. Sturkenboom and prof. B. Stricker and has 8 staff persons and more than 20 PhD students. The group is annually producing more than 50 peer reviewed publications in the area of pharmacoepidemiology and pharmacogenetics.
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