Gabriela Vazquez, PhD, is a Senior Research Investigator at Health Partners Institute, a member of the Pregnancy and Child Health Research Center and the Research Methodology Group. She earned her PhD of Epidemiology and her Master in Biostatistics at the University of Minnesota. She received the Margarette S. Kolczak Award for her contribution in methods for maternal vaccine research. Her focus areas include cardiovascular epidemiology, vaccine safety and effectiveness during pregnancy, and comparative analysis using observational data. She is an investigator for the Vaccine Safety DataLink and the Virtual Network for Effectiveness of Influenza and COVID-19 vaccines (VISION), and Sentinel networks to study medication safety.
Joined the Institute: 2010
Education and training: PhD, epidemiology and MSc, biostatistics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis; MSc, demography, El Colegio de Mexico.
Overview/research interests: Multilevel data analysis, meta-analysis, generalized linear models, epidemiologic study designs, chronic disease epidemiology, pregnancy vaccine safety.
Current research activities and funding:
- Vaccine Safety DataLink (CDC)
- EHR-Based Decision Support for Pediatric Acute Abdominal Pain in Emergency Care
- Comparative Effectiveness Research for Cardiovascular Benefits and Safety of Glucose-Lowering Therapies in Adults with Diabetes
Related websites: Gabriela Vazquez-Benitez