Sebastian Schneeweiss, MD, ScD
S. Schneeweiss
Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology
Harvard Medical School

Sebastian Schneeweiss, MD, ScD, is a Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at Harvard Medical School and Chief of the Division of Pharmacoepidemiology, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital.


His research focuses on the comparative effectiveness and safety of biopharmaceuticals. He has developed analytic methods to improve the scientific validity of epidemiologic analyses using complex longitudinal healthcare databases for newly marketed medical products. The overarching theme of his research is applying advanced real-world data analytics for regulatory decision making transparently and in rapid cycles. His work is published in >400 articles. His work is funded by NIH, PCORI, Arnold Foundation, IMI, and FDA where he is also a voting consultant.


Dr. Schneeweiss is Director of the Harvard-Brigham Drug Safety Research Center funded by FDA/CDER and Methods Lead of the FDA Sentinel program. He is Past President of the International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology and is Fellow of the American College of Epidemiology, the American College of Clinical Pharmacology, and the International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology.


He received his medical training at the University of Munich Medical School and his doctoral degree in Pharmacoepidemiology from Harvard.