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Sean Hennessy, PharmD, PhD

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

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University of Pennsylvania
423 Guardian Drive
803 Blockley Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6021
Office: 215-898-9112
Fax: 215-573-5315
Education:
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

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).

Nam YH, Brensinger CM, Bilker WB, Flory JH, Leonard CE, Hennessy S: The association of calcium channel blockers used concomitantly with insulin secretagogues and serious hypoglycemia. JAMA Network Open 2021 (forthcoming).

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).

Nam YH, Brensinger CM, Bilker WB, Flory JH, Leonard CE, Hennessy S: Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors used concomitantly with insulin secretagogues and the risk of serious hypoglycemia. Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics 2021 (DOI:10.1002/cpt.2377 ).

Dawwas GK, Hennessy S, Brensinger CM, Deo R, Bilker WB, Soprano SE, Dhopeshwarkar N, Flory JH, Bloomgarden ZT, Aquilante CL, Kimmel SE, Leonard CE: Comparative safety of dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors and sudden cardiac arrest and ventricular arrhythmia: Population-based cohort studies. Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics 2021 (DOI: 10.1002/cpt.2381).

Nam YH, Brensinger CM, Bilker WB, Leonard CE, Hennessy S.: Investigation of concomitant use of Alzheimer’s disease drugs with sulfonylureas and serious hypoglycemia. Epidemiology 31: e3-e5, 2021.

Zhao Q, Wang J, Miao Z, Zhang NR, Hennessy S, Small DS, Rader DJ: A Mendelian randomization study of the role of lipoprotein subfractions in coronary artery disease. eLife 10: e58361, 2021.

Acton EK, Khazaal O, Willis AW, Gelfand MA, Hennessy S, Selim MD, Kasner SE: Statins for the prevention of post-stroke seizure and epilepsy development: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases 30(10): 106024, 2021.

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Last updated: 12/01/2021
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