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Sean Hennessy, PharmD, PhD

Professor of Epidemiology in Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Department: Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Graduate Group Affiliations

Contact information
University of Pennsylvania
423 Guardian Drive
803 Blockley Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6021
Office: 215-898-9112
Fax: 215-573-5315
BS (Pharmacy)
Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science, 1989.
PharmD (Clinical Pharmacy)
Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science, 1990.
MSCE (Clinical Epidemiology)
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 1996.
PhD (Epidemiology with Biostatistics minor)
University of Pennsylvania, 2002.
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Selected Publications

Flannery D, Passarella M, Mukhopadhyay S, Dhudasia M, Gerber J, Lorch S, Hennessy S, Puopolo K: Early childhood antibiotic utilization for infants discharged from the neonatal intensive care unit. Journal of Perinatology 2022 (https://doi.org/10.1038/s41372-022-01380-y).

Chen C, Hennessy S, Brensinger CM, Dawwas GK, Acton EK, Bilker WB, Chung S, Dublin S, Horn JR, Miano TA, Pham Nguyen TP, Leonard CE: Skeletal muscle relaxant drug-drug-drug interactions and unintentional traumatic injury: Screening to detect three-way drug interaction signals. British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology 2022 (forthcoming).

Dawwas GK, Hennessy S, Brensinger CM, Acton EK, Bilker WB, Chung S, Dublin S, Horn JR, Manis MM, Miano TA, Oslin DW, Pham Nguyen TP, Soprano SE, Wiebe DJ, Leonard CE: Signals of muscle relaxant drug interactions associated with unintentional traumatic injury: A population-based screening study. CNS Drugs 2022 (forthcoming).

Dawwas DK, Flory JH, Hennessy S, Leonard CE, Lewis JD: Comparative safety of sodium glucose co-transporter-2 inhibitors versus dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors and sulfonylureas on the risk of diabetic ketoacidosis. Diabetes Care 2022 (doi: 10.2337/dc21-2177).

Ellis DE, Hubbard RE, Willis AR, Zuppa A, Zaoutis TE, Hennessy S: Comparative risk of serious hypoglycemia among persons dispensed a fluoroquinolone versus a non-fluoroquinolone antibiotic. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice 2022 (doi: 10.1016/j.diabres.2022.109225).

Pham Nguyen TP, Soprano SE, Hennessy S, Brensinger CM, Bilker WB, Miano TA, Acton EK, Horn JR, Chung S, Dublin S, Oslin DW, Wiebe DJ, Leonard CE: Population-based signals of benzodiazepine drug interactions associated with unintentional traumatic injury. Journal of Psychiatric Research 151: 299-303, 2022

George MD, Hsu JY, Hennessy S, Chen L, Xie F, Curtis JR, Baker JF: Risk of serious infection with low-dose glucocorticoids in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: an instrumental variable analysis. Epidemiology 33: 65-74, 2022.

Leonard CE, Brensinger C, Acton E, Miano TA, Dawwas G, Horn J, Chung S, Bilker WB, Dublin S, Soprano S, Nguyen TPP, Manis M, Oslin D, Wiebe D, Hennessy S: Population-based signals of antidepressant drug interactions associated with unintentional traumatic injury. Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics 2021 (https://doi.org/10.1002/cpt.2195).

Ellis DE, Hubbard RA, Willis AW, Zuppa AF, Zaoutis TE, Hennessy S: Comparative neurological safety of fluoroquinolones vs. therapeutic alternatives. Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety 2021 (doi: 10.1002/pds.5219).

Weissenbacher D, Ge S, Klein A, O’Connor K, Gross R, Hennessy S, Gonzalez-Hernandez G: Active neural networks to detect mentions of changes to medication treatment in social media. Journal of the American Informatics Association 2021 (DOI:10.1093/jamia/ocab158).

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