dr. M.C.J.M. (Miriam) Sturkenboom

dr. M.C.J.M. (Miriam) Sturkenboom

Associate Professor
dr. M.C.J.M. (Miriam) Sturkenboom
  • Department of Biostatistics and Research Support
  • Julius Center Research Program Cardiovascular Epidemiology

Research Programs

Child Health



Miriam Sturkenboom is pharmacoepidemiologist. She is professor in Observational Data Analysis and worked until 2017 at the department of Medical Informatics of the Erasmus University Medical Center in the Netherlands. She currently is head of the Department of Datascience and Biostatistics inthe Julius Center at University Medical Center Utrecht in the Netherlands. She has a PhD from the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics in Groningen (cum laude), a pharmacy degree from the same University and a Master in Epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health. She is past president of the International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology. She serves as expert to EMA, FDA, WHO and many other organizations

Her research interests focus on transforming real world data into real world evidence on drug use, effectiveness and safety in vulnerable populations (children, pregnancy and elderly). Her research focuses on the creation of international ecosystems that allow for big data mining, pooling and analysis to learn about the use and effects of drugs after marketing. These infrastructures have been tested and used as prototypes in many distributed networks in projects funded by the European Commission, the Innovative Medicines Initiative, the European Medicines Agency, ECDC, and also privately funded projects that she coordinate(d/s). She was coordinator of the IMI funded ADVANCE public private collaboration, aiming to establish a tested system for the monitoring of benefits and risks of vaccines. She is coordinator of the IMI-funded ConcepTION project, building an ecosystem to assess drugs safety in pregnancy and lactation. She is member of the WHO Global Advisory Committee for Vaccine Safety. She is president of the Vaccine Monitoring Collaboration for Europe ( 

Research Output (111)

The critical role of background rates of possible adverse events in the assessment of COVID-19 vaccine safety

Black Steven B, Law Barbara, Chen Robert T, Dekker Cornelia L, Sturkenboom Miriam, Huang Wan-Ting, Gurwith Marc, Poland Greg 6 mei 2021, In: Vaccine. 39 , p. 2712-2718 7 p.

The Certainty Framework for Assessing Real-World Data in Studies of Medical Product Safety and Effectiveness

Cocoros Noelle M, Arlett Peter, Dreyer Nancy A, Ishiguro Chieko, Iyasu Solomon, Sturkenboom Miriam, Zhou Wei, Toh Sengwee mei 2021, In: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics. 109 , p. 1189-1196 8 p.

Challenges Associated with the Safety Signal Detection Process for Medical Devices

Pane Josep, Verhamme Katia M.C., Villegas Dorian, Gamez Laura, Rebollo Irene, Sturkenboom Miriam C.J.M. 24 feb 2021, In: Medical devices (Auckland, N.Z.). 2021 , p. 43-57 15 p.

How to ensure we can track and trace global use of COVID-19 vaccines? Comment

Vander Stichele Robert H, Hay Christian, Fladvad Malin, Sturkenboom Miriam C J M, Chen Robert T 8 jan 2021, In: Vaccine. 39 , p. 176-179 4 p.

Dissemination of Direct Healthcare Professional Communications on Medication Errors for Medicinal Products in the EU:An Explorative Study on Relevant Factors

Hoeve Christina E, de Vries Esther, Mol Peter G M, Sturkenboom Miriam C J M, Straus Sabine M J M jan 2021, In: Drug Safety. 44 , p. 73-82 10 p.

Vaccines safety and maternal knowledge for enhanced maternal immunization acceptability in rural Uganda:A qualitative study approach

Kajungu Dan, Muhoozi Michael, Stark James, Weibel Daniel, Sturkenboom Miriam C J M dec 2020, In: PLoS ONE. 15 , p. 1-17

Impact of risk minimisation measures on the use of strontium ranelate in Europe:a multi-national cohort study in 5 EU countries by the EU-ADR Alliance

Berencsi K, Sami A, Ali M S, Marinier K, Deltour N, Perez-Guthann S, Pedersen L, Rijnbeek P, Van der Lei J, Lapi F, Simonetti M, Reyes C, Sturkenboom M C J M, Prieto-Alhambra D apr 2020, In: Osteoporosis International. 31 , p. 721-755 35 p.

Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Postlicensure Observational Studies on Human Papillomavirus Vaccination and Autoimmune and Other Rare Adverse Events

Willame Corinne, Gadroen Kartini, Bramer Wichor, Weibel Daniel, Sturkenboom Miriam apr 2020, In: The Pediatric infectious disease journal. 39 , p. 287-293 7 p.

Fatal outcomes following immunization errors as reported to the EudraVigilance:A case series

Hoeve Christina E, Gadroen Kartini, Kwa Marcel S G, van Haren Anja, Sturkenboom Miriam C J M, Straus Sabine M J M 5 mrt 2020, In: Vaccine. 38 , p. 3086-3095 10 p.

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