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Jenna Wong

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute

Off-Label Drug Use, Antidepressants, Pharmacovigilance, Electronic Health Records, Drug safety, Post-Market Surveillance of Drugs



Jenna Wong, BSc, MSc, PhD is a post-doctoral research fellow in the Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute. Her research focuses on off-label drug use (i.e., drug use for unapproved conditions) and how to leverage the information stored in electronic medical record data using machine learning methods and natural language processing.

Wong received her Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences and Master’s degree in Epidemiology from the University of Ottawa and her doctorate degree in Epidemiology from McGill University. She has also worked at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences. Her work has been published in high-impact journals like JAMA and The BMJ and featured by numerous media outlets including TIME magazine, the Huffington Post, CBC news, and CTV news. She has also won numerous awards for her doctoral research including the Rising Star Award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research – Institute of Health Services and Policy Research Institute and the Governor General’s Gold Medal.


  • Off-label drug use
  • Antidepressants
  • Pharmacovigilance
  • Electronic health records
  • Drug safety
  • Post-market surveillance of drugs

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