Dr Andrea   Schaffer
Senior Lecturer

Dr Andrea Schaffer

PhD, University of New South Wales, Australia (2017)

MBiostat, University of Sydney, Australia (2011)

MSc(Epidemiology), McGill University, Canada (2004)

BSc(Hons)(Microbiology and Immunology), McGill University, Canada (2001)

 

 

 

Medicine & Health
Centre for Big Data Research

Dr Andrea Schaffer is a Senior Research Fellow in the Medicines Policy Research Unit at the Centre for Big Data Research in Health and holds an NHMRC Early Career Fellowship. She received in PhD from UNSW in 2017. She is a pharmacoepidemiologist and biostatistician with 13 years’ experience conducting population health research using routinely collected Australian health data on a variety of topics. Her current research involves using state of the art statistical methodologies to explore the impact of pharmaceutical policy on medicine utilisation, prescribing practices, and health outcomes, with a particular interest in opioids, psychotropic medicines, and cardiovascular disease. She is an expert in interrupted time series analysis. Some of her current and past projects include: quantifying the impact of negative media on statin use and discontinuation; investigating the impact of increased restrictions on alprazolam on prescribing patterns and poisonings; examining trajectories of antipsychotic use before and during pregnancy; identifying predictors of adherence to cardiovascular medicines; and exploring changing patterns of opioid utilisation in Australia.

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Location
Centre for Big Data Research Level 2, AGSM Building (G27)

Publications

  • Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Andrea Schaffer
    Tang M; Daniels B; Schaffer AL; Pearson SA, 2021, 'Real-world data to advance HER2-targeted cancer medicines research: Playing to the strengths of clinical registry and administrative data', Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, vol. 17, pp. 414 - 415, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajco.13554
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Andrea Schaffer
    Tang M; Daniels B; Aslam M; Schaffer A; Pearson S-A, 2021, 'Changes in systemic cancer therapy in Australia during the COVID-19 pandemic: a population-based study', The Lancet Regional Health - Western Pacific, pp. 100226 - 100226, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.lanwpc.2021.100226
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Andrea Schaffer
    Tang M; Pearson SA; Schaffer AL; Lewis CR; John T; Simes RJ; Lee CK, 2021, 'Are clinical trial eligibility criteria representative of older patients with lung cancer? A population-based data linkage study', Journal of Geriatric Oncology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jgo.2021.02.003
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Andrea Schaffer
    Daniels B; Pearson SA; Buckley NA; Bruno C; Schaffer A; Zoega H, 2021, 'Coming to grips with seemingly conflicting results in programme evaluation: The devil's in the detail', BMJ Quality and Safety, vol. 30, pp. 70 - 71, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjqs-2020-012118
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Andrea Schaffer
    Stocker SL; Carland JE; Reuter SE; Stacy AE; Schaffer AL; Stefani M; Lau C; Kirubakaran R; Yang JJ; Shen CFJ; Roberts DM; Marriott DJE; Day RO; Brett J, 2021, 'Evaluation of a Pilot Vancomycin Precision Dosing Advisory Service on Target Exposure Attainment Using an Interrupted Time Series Analysis', Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, vol. 109, pp. 212 - 221, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/cpt.2113
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Andrea Schaffer
    Welberry HJ; Jorm LR; Schaffer AL; Barbieri S; Hsu B; Harris MF; Hall J; Brodaty H, 2021, 'Psychotropic medicine prescribing and polypharmacy for people with dementia entering residential aged care: the influence of changing general practitioners', Medical Journal of Australia, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/mja2.51153
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Andrea Schaffer
    Schaffer AL; Dobbins TA; Pearson SA, 2021, 'Interrupted time series analysis using autoregressive integrated moving average (ARIMA) models: a guide for evaluating large-scale health interventions', BMC Medical Research Methodology, vol. 21, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12874-021-01235-8
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Andrea Schaffer
    Schaffer AL; Busingye D; Chidwick K; Brett J; Blogg S, 2021, 'Pregabalin prescribing patterns in Australian general practice, 2012–2018: a cross-sectional study', BJGP Open, vol. 5, pp. 1 - 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.3399/bjgpopen20X101120
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Andrea Schaffer
    Tang M; Schaffer AL; Kiely BE; Daniels B; Lee CK; Simes RJ; Pearson SA, 2021, 'Cardiac assessment in Australian patients receiving (neo)adjuvant trastuzumab for HER2-positive early breast cancer: a population-based study', Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, vol. 187, pp. 893 - 902, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10549-021-06135-5
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Andrea Schaffer
    Tervonen HE; Schaffer AL; Luckett T; Phillips J; Litchfield M; Todd A; Pearson SA, 2021, 'Patterns of opioid use in older people diagnosed with cancer in New South Wales, Australia', Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, vol. 30, pp. 360 - 370, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pds.5081
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Andrea Schaffer
    De Oliveira Costa J; Bruno C; Schaffer AL; Raichand S; Karanges EA; Pearson SA, 2021, 'The changing face of Australian data reforms: Impact on pharmacoepidemiology research', International Journal of Population Data Science, vol. 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.23889/ijpds.v6i1.1418
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Andrea Schaffer
    Reutfors J; Cesta CE; Cohen JM; Bateman BT; Brauer R; Einarsdóttir K; Engeland A; Furu K; Gissler M; Havard A; Hernandez-Diaz S; Huybrechts KF; Karlstad Ø; Leinonen MK; Li J; Man KKC; Pazzagli L; Schaffer A; Schink T; Wang Z; Yu Y; Zoega H; Bröms G, 2020, 'Antipsychotic drug use in pregnancy: A multinational study from ten countries', Schizophrenia Research, vol. 220, pp. 106 - 115, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.schres.2020.03.048
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Andrea Schaffer
    Bruno C; Pearson SA; Daniels B; Buckley NA; Schaffer A; Zoega H, 2020, 'Passing the acid test? Evaluating the impact of national education initiatives to reduce proton pump inhibitor use in Australia', BMJ Quality and Safety, vol. 29, pp. 365 - 373, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjqs-2019-009897
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Andrea Schaffer
    Cairns R; Schaffer AL; Brown JA; Pearson SA; Buckley NA, 2020, 'Codeine use and harms in Australia: evaluating the effects of re-scheduling', Addiction, vol. 115, pp. 451 - 459, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/add.14798
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Andrea Schaffer
    Schaffer AL; Pearson SA; Perez-Concha O; Dobbins T; Ward RL; Leeuwen MTV; Rhee JJ; Laaksonen MA; Craigen G; Vajdic CM, 2020, 'Diagnostic and health service pathways to diagnosis of cancer-registry notified cancer of unknown primary site (cup)', PLoS ONE, vol. 15, pp. e0230373, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0230373
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Andrea Schaffer
    Zheng D; Brett J; Daniels B; Buckley NA; Pearson SA; Schaffer AL, 2020, 'Potentially inappropriate benzodiazepine use in Australian adults: A population-based study (2014–2017)', Drug and Alcohol Review, vol. 39, pp. 575 - 582, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/dar.13086
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Andrea Schaffer
    Tang M; Schaffer A; Kiely BE; Daniels B; Simes RJ; Lee CK; Pearson SA, 2020, 'Correction: Treatment patterns and survival in HER2-positive early breast cancer: a whole-of-population Australian cohort study (2007–2016) (British Journal of Cancer, (2019), 121, 11, (904-911), 10.1038/s41416-019-0612-5)', British Journal of Cancer, vol. 123, pp. 868, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41416-020-0908-5
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Andrea Schaffer
    Cohen JM; Cesta CE; Furu K; Einarsdóttir K; Gissler M; Havard A; Hernandez-Diaz S; Huybrechts KF; Kieler H; Leinonen MK; Li J; Reutfors J; Schaffer A; Selmer R; Yu Y; Zoega H; Karlstad Ø, 2020, 'Prevalence trends and individual patterns of antiepileptic drug use in pregnancy 2006-2016: A study in the five Nordic countries, United States, and Australia', Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, vol. 29, pp. 913 - 922, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pds.5035
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Andrea Schaffer
    Schaffer AL; Cairns R; Brown JA; Gisev N; Buckley NA; Pearson SA, 2020, 'Changes in sales of analgesics to pharmacies after codeine was rescheduled as a prescription only medicine', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 212, pp. 321 - 327, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/mja2.50552
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Andrea Schaffer
    Hsu B; Falster MO; Schaffer AL; Pearson S; Jorm L; Brieger DB, 2020, 'Antiplatelet therapy within 30 days of percutaneous coronary intervention with stent implantation', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 213, pp. 124 - 125, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/mja2.50507
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Andrea Schaffer
    Chitty KM; Schumann JL; Schaffer A; Cairns R; Gonzaga NJ; Raubenheimer JE; Carter G; Page A; Pearson SA; Buckley NA, 2020, 'Australian Suicide Prevention using Health-Linked Data (ASHLi): Protocol for a population-based case series study', BMJ Open, vol. 10, pp. e038181, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2020-038181
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Andrea Schaffer
    Chiu T; Brett J; Pearson S; Schaffer A, 2020, 'Patterns of pregabalin initiation and discontinuation after its subsidy in Australia', British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bcp.14276
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Andrea Schaffer
    De Oliveira Costa J; Schaffer AL; Medland NA; Litchfield M; Narayan SW; Guy R; McManus H; Pearson SA, 2020, 'Adherence to Antiretroviral Regimens in Australia: A Nationwide Cohort Study', AIDS Patient Care and STDs, vol. 34, pp. 81 - 91, http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/apc.2019.0278
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Andrea Schaffer
    Falster MO; Schaffer AL; Wilson A; Nasis A; Jorm LR; Hay M; Leeb K; Pearson S-A; Brieger D, 2020, 'Evidence-practice gaps in P2Y12 inhibitor use after hospitalisation for acute myocardial infarction: findings from a new population-level data linkage in Australia.', Intern Med J, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/imj.15036
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Andrea Schaffer
    Schaffer AL; Falster MO; Brieger D; Jorm LR; Wilson A; Hay M; Leeb K; Pearson S; Nasis A, 2019, 'Evidence-practice gaps in postdischarge initiation with oral anticoagulants in patients with atrial fibrillation', Journal of the American Heart Association, vol. 8, pp. e014287, http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/JAHA.119.014287
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Andrea Schaffer
    Schaffer AL; Zoega H; Tran DT; Buckley NA; Pearson S; Havard A, 2019, 'Trajectories of antipsychotic use before and during pregnancy and associated maternal and birth characteristics', Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, pp. 000486741984776 - 000486741984776, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0004867419847764
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Andrea Schaffer
    Schaffer AL; Buckley NA; Cairns R; Pearson S, 2019, 'Comparison of Prescribing Patterns before and after Implementation of a National Policy to Reduce Inappropriate Alprazolam Prescribing in Australia', JAMA Network Open, vol. 2, pp. e1911590, http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.11590
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Andrea Schaffer
    Schaffer AL; Karanges EA; Buckley NA; Wilson A; Degenhardt L; Larance B; Pearson SA, 2019, 'Increases in controlled-release oxycodone utilisation following the subsidy of oxycodone with naloxone formulations: An Australian population-based study', Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, vol. 28, pp. 97 - 105, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pds.4683
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Andrea Schaffer
    Vajdic CM; Perez-Concha O; Rhee JJ; Dobbins T; Ward RL; Schaffer AL; van Leeuwen MT; Laaksonen MA; Craigen G; Pearson SA, 2019, 'Health-related predictors of cancer registry-notified cancer of unknown primary site (CUP)', Cancer Epidemiology, vol. 61, pp. 1 - 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.canep.2019.05.001
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Andrea Schaffer
    Vajdic CM; Perez-Concha O; Dobbins T; Ward RL; Schaffer AL; van Leeuwen MT; Rhee JJ; Laaksonen MA; Craigen G; Pearson SA, 2019, 'Demographic, social and lifestyle risk factors for cancer registry-notified cancer of unknown primary site (CUP)', Cancer Epidemiology, vol. 60, pp. 156 - 161, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.canep.2019.04.004
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Andrea Schaffer
    Tang M; Schaffer A; Kiely BE; Daniels B; Simes RJ; Lee CK; Pearson SA, 2019, 'Treatment patterns and survival in HER2-positive early breast cancer: a whole-of-population Australian cohort study (2007–2016)', British Journal of Cancer, vol. 121, pp. 904 - 911, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41416-019-0612-5
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Andrea Schaffer
    Tang M; Schaffer A; Pearson SA, 2019, 'Embracing the full spectrum of real-world data for cancer medicines research in Australia', Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, vol. 15, pp. 186 - 187, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajco.13121
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Andrea Schaffer
    Cairns R; Schaffer AL; Ryan N; Pearson SA; Buckley NA, 2019, 'Monitoring emerging prescription-drug related harms: a comment on Cairns et al. (2018)—in reply', Addiction, vol. 114, pp. 572 - 573, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/add.14531
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Andrea Schaffer
    Han D; Narayan SW; Zoega H; Litchfield M; Buckley NA; Pearson SA; Schaffer AL, 2019, 'Anticipating the effects of restricting high-dose preparations of strong opioids in Australia: A population-based analysis to inform the current policy debate', Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, vol. 28, pp. 521 - 527, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pds.4755
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Andrea Schaffer
    Morgan A; Joshy G; Schaffer A; Laba T-L; Litchfield M; Pearson S; Banks E, 2018, 'Rapid and substantial increases in anticoagulant use and expenditure in Australia following the introduction of new types of oral anticoagulants', PLoS ONE, vol. 13, pp. e0208824, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0208824
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Andrea Schaffer
    Schaffer A; Buckley NA; Degenhardt L; Larance B; Cairns R; Dobbins T; Pearson SA, 2018, 'Person-level changes in oxycodone use after the introduction of a tamper-resistant formulation in Australia', Canadian Medical Association Journal, vol. 190, pp. E355 - E362, http://dx.doi.org/10.1503/cmaj.170666
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Andrea Schaffer
    Cairns R; Schaffer A; Ryan N; Pearson S; Buckley NA, 2018, 'Rising pregabalin use and misuse in Australia: trends in utilisation and intentional poisonings', Addiction, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/add.14412
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Andrea Schaffer
    Brett J; Schaffer A; Dobbins T; Buckley NA; Pearson SA, 2018, 'The impact of permissive and restrictive pharmaceutical policies on quetiapine dispensing: Evaluating a policy pendulum using interrupted time series analysis', Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, vol. 27, pp. 439 - 446, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pds.4408
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Andrea Schaffer
    Joshi V; Adelstein BA; Schaffer A; Srasuebkul P; Dobbins T; Pearson SA, 2017, 'Validating a proxy for disease progression in metastatic cancer patients using prescribing and dispensing data', Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, vol. 13, pp. e246 - e252, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajco.12602
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Andrea Schaffer
    Schaffer AL; Buckley NA; Pearson SA, 2017, 'Who benefits from fixed-dose combinations? Two-year statin adherence trajectories in initiators of combined amlodipine/atorvastatin therapy', Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, vol. 26, pp. 1465 - 1473, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pds.4342
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Andrea Schaffer
    Schaffer AL; Buckley NA; Cairns R; Pearson SA, 2016, 'Interrupted time series analysis of the effect of rescheduling alprazolam in Australia: Taking control of prescription drug use', JAMA Internal Medicine, vol. 176, pp. 1223 - 1225, http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.2992
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Andrea Schaffer
    Schaffer AL; Pearson SA; Buckley NA, 2016, 'How does prescribing for antihypertensive products stack up against guideline recommendations? An Australian population-based study (2006–2014)', British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, pp. 1134 - 1145, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bcp.13043
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Andrea Schaffer
    Mellish L; Karanges EA; Litchfield MJ; Schaffer AL; Blanch B; Daniels BJ; Segrave A; Pearson SA, 2015, 'The Australian Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme data collection: A practical guide for researchers', BMC Research Notes, vol. 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13104-015-1616-8
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Andrea Schaffer
    Vajdic CM; Ward RL, 2015, 'Health service utilisation and investigations before diagnosis of cancer of unknown primary (CUP): A population-based nested case-control study in Australian Government Department of Veterans' Affairs client', Cancer Epidemiology, vol. 39, pp. 585 - 592, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.canep.2015.02.006
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Andrea Schaffer
    Schaffer AL; Pearson SA; Dobbins TA; Er CC; Ward RL; Vajdic CM, 2015, 'Patterns of care and survival after a cancer of unknown primary (CUP) diagnosis: A population-based nested cohort study in Australian Government Department of Veterans' Affairs clients', Cancer Epidemiology, vol. 39, pp. 578 - 584, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.canep.2015.02.007
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Andrea Schaffer
    Schaffer AL; Buckley NA; Dobbins TA; Banks E; Pearson SA, 2015, 'The crux of the matter: Did the ABC’s catalyst program change Statin use in Australia?', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 202, pp. 591 - 595, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/mja15.00103
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Andrea Schaffer
    Gnjidic D; Pearson SA; Hilmer SN; Basilakis J; Schaffer AL; Blyth FM; Banks E, 2015, 'Manual versus automated coding of free-text self-reported medication data in the 45 and Up Study: A validation study', Public Health Research and Practice, vol. 25, http://dx.doi.org/10.17061/phrp2521518
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Andrea Schaffer
    Ganda K; Schaffer A; Pearson S; Seibel MJ, 2014, 'Compliance and persistence to oral bisphosphonate therapy following initiation within a secondary fracture prevention program: A randomised controlled trial of specialist vs. non-specialist management', Osteoporosis International, vol. 25, pp. 1345 - 1355, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00198-013-2610-4
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Andrea Schaffer
    Ganda K; Schaffer A; Seibel MJ, 2014, 'Predictors of re-fracture amongst patients managed within a secondary fracture prevention program: a 7-year prospective study', Osteoporosis International, vol. 26, pp. 543 - 551, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00198-014-2880-5
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Andrea Schaffer
    Pearson SA; Schaffer A, 2014, 'The use and impact of cancer medicines in routine clinical care: Methods and observations in a cohort of elderly Australians', BMJ Open, vol. 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2013-004099
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Andrea Schaffer
    Vajdic CM; Er CC; Schaffer A; Dobbins T; Wyld L; Meagher NS; Barrett J; Ward RL; Pearson SA, 2014, 'An audit of cancer of unknown primary notifications: A cautionary tale for population health research using cancer registry data', Cancer Epidemiology, vol. 38, pp. 460 - 464, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.canep.2014.05.004
    Journal articles | 2012
    Dr Andrea Schaffer
    Schaffer A; Muscatello D; Broome R; Corbett S; Smith W, 2012, 'Emergency department visits, ambulance calls, and mortality associated with an exceptional heat wave in Sydney, Australia, 2011: A time-series analysis', Environmental Health: A Global Access Science Source, vol. 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1476-069X-11-3
    Journal articles | 2012
    Dr Andrea Schaffer
    Schaffer A; Muscatello D; Cretikos M; Gilmour R; Tobin S; Ward J, 2012, 'The impact of influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 compared with seasonal influenza on intensive care admissions in New South Wales, Australia, 2007 to 2010: A time series analysis', BMC Public Health, vol. 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-12-869
    Journal articles | 2007
    Dr Andrea Schaffer
    Schaffer A; Koushik A; Trottier H; Duarte-Franco E; Mansour N; Arseneau J; Provencher D; Gilbert L; Gotlieb W; Ferenczy A; Coutlée F; Pollak MN; Franco EL; Matlashewski G; Roger M; Piché S; Capek A; Juras A; Michon B; Florakas C; Landry D; Grandmont D; L'Heureux D; Dalton D; Queiros E; Dauth E; Leclerc F; Stanimir G; Hum HS; Czitrom JP; Dubuc-Lissoir J; Lord J; Mayrand MH; Dupuis MJ; Martin M; Roleau M; Plamondon M; Fournier P; Gauthier P; Drouin P; Fournier P; Jeanbart P; Shatz R; Piché R; Hunt R, 2007, 'Insulin-like growth factor-I and risk of high-grade cervical intraepithelial neoplasia', Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention, vol. 16, pp. 716 - 722, http://dx.doi.org/10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-06-0924
    Journal articles | 2007
    Dr Andrea Schaffer
    Schaffer A; Brotherton J; Booy R, 2007, 'Do human papillomavirus vaccines have any role in newborns and the prevention of recurrent respiratory papillomatosis in children?', Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, vol. 43, pp. 579 - 580, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1440-1754.2007.01205.x
    Journal articles | 2007
    Dr Andrea Schaffer
    Brotherton J; Wang H; Schaffer A; Quinn H; Menzies R; Hull B; Lawrence GL; Wood J; Wood N; Rosewell A; Newall AT; MacIntyre CR; Macartney K; Gidding HF; McIntyre P; Booy R, 2007, 'Vaccine preventable diseases and vaccination coverage in Australia, 2003 to 2005', Annual report of the Australian Meningococcal Surveillance Programme, 2007--Amended, vol. 31, pp. S1 - S152
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Andrea Schaffer
    Schaffer A; Brett J; Buckley N; Pearson S-A, 2021, 'Trajectories of pregabalin use and their association with longitudinal changes in opioid and benzodiazepine daily dose', PHARMACOEPIDEMIOLOGY AND DRUG SAFETY, vol. 30, pp. 52 - 52, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/j.pain.0000000000002433
  • Reports | 2018
    Dr Andrea Schaffer
    Schaffer A; Falster M; Pearson S; Jorm L; Wilson A; Nasis A; Brieger D, 2018, Delivering better cardiac outcomes: Primary, specialist and hospital care
    Reports | 2017
    Dr Andrea Schaffer
    Zoega H; Schaffer A; Litchfield M; Pearson S, 2017, Post-market Review - Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Medicines
  • Conference Abstracts | 2021
    Dr Andrea Schaffer
    Welberry H; Jorm L; Schaffer A; Barbieri S; Hsu B; Harris M; Hall J; Brodaty H, 2021, 'Changing general practitioner when entering residential aged care: impact on psychotropic medicine use and polypharmacy in 2,250 Australians with dementia', in Australian Dementia Forum, presented at Australian Dementia Forum
    Conference Abstracts | 2020
    Dr Andrea Schaffer
    Schaffer A; Cairns R; Brown J; Gisev N; Buckley N; Pearson S, 2020, 'Changes in sales of over‐the‐counter and prescription medicines after rescheduling of codeine to a prescription‐only medicine in Australia', in Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, John Wiley and Sons, presented at International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology and Therapeutic Risk Management
    Conference Abstracts | 2019
    Dr Andrea Schaffer
    Schaffer A; Buckley N; Pearson S, 2019, 'Unintended Consequences of a National Policy Intervention to Curb Inappropriate Alprazolam Prescribing in Australia', in Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, Wiley, Philadelphia, USA, presented at International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, Philadelphia, USA, 24 August 2019 - 28 August 2019, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pds.4864
    Conference Abstracts | 2019
    Dr Andrea Schaffer
    Chiu T; Pearson S; Schaffer A, 2019, 'Pregabalin use outside subsidy restrictions in Australia', in Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, Wiley, Philadelphia, USA, presented at International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology, Philadelphia, USA, 24 August 2019 - 28 August 2019, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pds.4864
    Conference Abstracts | 2019
    Dr Andrea Schaffer
    Schaffer A; Zoega H; Tran DT; Buckley N; Pearson S; Havard A, 2019, 'Trajectories of antipsychotic use before and during pregnancy and related maternal and birth characteristics', in Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, Wiley, Philadelphia, USA, presented at International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology, Philadelphia, USA, 24 August 2019 - 28 August 2019, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pds.4864
    Conference Abstracts | 2019
    Dr Andrea Schaffer
    Schaffer AL; Buckley NA; Pearson S, 2019, 'Unintended Consequences of a National Policy Intervention to Curb Inappropriate Alprazolam Prescribing in Australia', in PHARMACOEPIDEMIOLOGY AND DRUG SAFETY, WILEY, Vol. 28, pp. 34 - 35, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000481785600063&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Abstracts | 2018
    Dr Andrea Schaffer
    Nasis A; Schaffer A; Falster M; Pearson S; Jorm L; Emerson L; Hay M; Brieger D; Wilson A, 2018, 'Use of Oral Anticoagulants After Hospital Discharge in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation: Insights From a New Population-Level Linkage in Australia', in Heart, Lung and Circulation, Elsevier, presented at Annual Scientific Meeting of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand
    Conference Abstracts | 2018
    Dr Andrea Schaffer
    Brieger D; Falster M; Schaffer A; Jorm L; Pearson S; Emerson L; Hay M; Nasis A; Wilson A, 2018, 'P2Y12 Inhibitor Therapy is Underutilised in Patients Hospitalised for Acute Myocardial Infarction: Results From a New Population-Level Data Linkage in Australia', in Heart, Lung and Circulation, Elsevier, Brisbane, Australia, presented at Annual Scientific Meeting of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand, Brisbane, Australia
    Conference Abstracts | 2018
    Dr Andrea Schaffer
    Falster M; Schaffer A; Jorm L; Wilson A; Brieger D; Nasis A; Emerson L; Pearson S, 2018, 'Using Australia’s National Data Linkage Demonstration Project (NDLDP) to improve cardiac care: Towards a national, whole-of-population linked data resource for evidence-informed health policy', in International Journal of Population Data Science, Swansea University, Banff, Canada, presented at International Population Data Linkage Conference 2018, Banff, Canada, http://dx.doi.org/10.23889/ijpds.v3i4.640
    Conference Abstracts | 2018
    Dr Andrea Schaffer
    Reutfors J; Zoega H; Cesta C; Bateman BT; Cantarutti A; Cohen J; Corrao G; Einarsdottir K; Engeland A; Furu K; Havard A; Hernandez-Diaz S; Huybrechts KF; Karlsson P; Karlstad O; Li J; Schaffer A; Yu Y; Broms G, 2018, 'Antipsychotic drug use in pregnancy: A multinational database study', in PHARMACOEPIDEMIOLOGY AND DRUG SAFETY, WILEY, Vol. 27, pp. 235 - 235, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000441893802059&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Presentations | 2017
    Dr Andrea Schaffer
    Schaffer AL; Buckley NA; Dobbins T; Degenhardt L; Larance B; Pearson SA, 2017, 'Opioid Switching After Introduction of a Tamper-Resistant Oxycodone Formulation in Australia: A Population-Based Study', presented at International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology, Montreal, Canada, 27 August 2017 - 30 August 2017, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pds.4275
    Conference Abstracts | 2017
    Dr Andrea Schaffer
    Schaffer AL; Buckley NA; Pearson S, 2017, 'Two-Year Statin Adherence Trajectories in Initiators of Combined Amlodipine-Atorvastatin Therapy: A Population-Based Study (2005–2015)', in Abstracts of the 33rd International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology & Therapeutic Risk Management, WILEY, Montreal, Canada, Vol. 26, pp. 519 - 520, presented at International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology, Montreal, Canada, 27 August 2017 - 30 August 2017, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pds.4275
    Conference Abstracts | 2017
    Dr Andrea Schaffer
    Schaffer AL; Buckley NA; Dobbins TA; Degenhardt L; Larance B; Pearson S-A, 2017, 'Opioid Switching After Introduction of a Tamper-Resistant Oxycodone Formulation in Australia: A Population-Based Study', in PHARMACOEPIDEMIOLOGY AND DRUG SAFETY, WILEY, Vol. 26, pp. 212 - 212, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000437103900349&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Presentations | 2016
    Dr Andrea Schaffer
    Schaffer AL; pearson S; buckley N, 2016, 'Does Concordance with Fixed-Dose Combination (FDC) Treatment Guidelines Improve Persistence? An Australian Population Based Cohort Study.', Vol. 25 Suppl 3, pp. 3 - 679, presented at 32nd International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology & Therapeutic Risk Management, Dublin, Ireland, 25 August 2016 - 28 August 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pds.4070
    Conference Presentations | 2016
    Dr Andrea Schaffer
    joshi V; adelstein BA; Schaffer AL; srasuebkul P; EoCC Investigators ; dobbins T; pearson S, 2016, 'A Proxy of Cancer Progression in Dispensing Claims: Validation and Performance', Vol. 22, presented at 29th International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology & Therapeutic Risk Management, Montreal, Canada, 25 August 2016 - 28 August 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pds.3512
    Conference Posters | 2016
    Dr Andrea Schaffer
    Schaffer AL; buckley N; cairns R; pearson S, 2016, 'Up-Scheduling of Alprazolam to a “Controlled Drug”: Interrupted Time Series Analysis of Its Impact on Benzodiazepine (BZD) Prescribing, Dispensing and Poisonings in Australia.', Dublin, Ireland, Vol. 25, pp. 346 - 347, presented at 32nd International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology & Therapeutic Risk Management, Dublin, Ireland, 25 August 2016 - 28 August 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pds.4070
    Conference Presentations | 2015
    Dr Andrea Schaffer
    Schaffer AL; Buckley NA; Dobbins T; Banks E; Pearson S-A, 2015, 'Time Series Analysis of the Impact of Adverse Media on Statin Dispensing and Discontinuation in Australia', Vol. 24, pp. 237 - 238, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000369980200411&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Presentations | 2014
    Dr Andrea Schaffer
    Vajdic CM; Schaffer A; Dobbins TA; Ward RL; Barrett J; Er CC; Pearson S-A, 2014, 'Health service utilisation and investigations before diagnosis of cancer of unknown primary (CUP): A population-based nested case-control study', Vol. 10, pp. 203 - 203, presented at 2014 World Cancer Congress, Melbourne, 03 December 2014 - 06 December 2014, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajco.12332
    Conference Presentations | 2013
    Dr Andrea Schaffer
    Schaffer AL; Pearson S-A; Dobbins T; Er C; Meagher NS; Barrett J; Ward RL; Vajdic CM, 2013, 'HEALTH SERVICE USE, TREATMENT PATTERNS, AND SURVIVAL FOR CANCER OF UNKNOWN PRIMARY: A DATA LINKAGE STUDY', Vol. 9, pp. 98 - 98, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000325868800129&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Presentations | 2011
    Dr Andrea Schaffer
    Schaffer AL; muscatello D; broome R; corbett S; smith W, 2011, 'Excess hospital admissions, ambulance calls and mortality during an exceptional heat wave in February 2011.', Vol. 18, presented at Australasian Epidemiological Association Annual Scientific Meeting, Perth, Australia
    Conference Presentations | 2010
    Dr Andrea Schaffer
    Schaffer AL; levi C; moore H; rose N; gattelari M; worthington J, 2010, 'Use of linked hospital data to assess the impact of the introduction of tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) therapy on stroke outcomes in NSW.', Vol. 17, presented at Australasian Epidemiological Association 17th Annual Scientific Meeting, Sydney, Australia

Awards

2019 - UNSW Medicine Early Career Academic Network (ECAN) Best Paper Award, Clinical, Health Services or Public Health category

2019 - Best Paper by an Early Career Researcher (Highly Commended) at the 11th Health Services and Research Association of Australian and New Zealand

2017 - Rising Star Award for best abstract presented by a junior investigator at the 10th Asian Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology

2016 - MJA, MDA National Prize for Excellence in Medical Research for best clinical paper published in the Medical Journal of Australia in 2015

2015 - Stanley A. Edlavitch award for best abstract submitted by a student to the 31st International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology

 

 

Grants

NHMRC-EU Collaborative Research Grant (CIC, 2021-2023) - "ManagemenT of chronIc cardioMetabolic diseasE and treatment diScontinuity in adult ADHD PAtieNts (TIMESPAN)"

NHMRC Ideas Grant (CIA, 2021-2023) - "Disentangling the interrelationship between multimorbidity, multimedicine use, and cardiovascular health"

NHMRC Project Grant (CIC, 2019-2021) - "Health service and medicine utilisation before suicide: optimising suicide prevention using population-based linkage of routinely collected data" 

NHMRC Early Career Fellowship (2019-2022) - "Evaluating population-level medicine policy interventions: generating high-quality evidence about intended and unintended consequences"

NHMRC Post-graduate scholarship (2014-2017) 

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