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

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

Full Professor
prof. dr. M.C.J.M. (Miriam) Sturkenboom
  • Julius Center, dept. Data Science & Biostatistics

Research Programs

Child Health



Miriam Sturkenboom is head of the Department of Datascience and Biostatistics in the 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 served as expert to EMA, FDA, WHO and many other organizations. She was professor of Observational Data Anlysis at the department of Medical Informatics at Erasmus MC till 2017, and currently is professor of Real World Evidence at the University Medical Center Utrecht

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 was member of the WHO Global Advisory Committee for Vaccine Safety. She is president of the Vaccine Monitoring Collaboration for Europe (  and coordinates several studies on COVID019 vaccine safety monitoring for the European Medicines Agency

Side Activities

Freelancer, Coaching persoonlijke groei (Zijnsorientatie). 1 June 2017-now

Freelancer, Consultant Task Force for Global Health USA for SPEAC project (CEPI). 1 June 2017-now

Freelancer, Consultant PHARMO Institute study. 1 June 2017-now

Research Output (124)

COVID-19-related medicine utilization study in pregnancy:The COVI-PREG cohort

Favre Guillaume, Gerbier Eva, Maisonneuve Emeline, Pomar Léo, Winterfeld Ursula, Lepigeon Karine, Bloemenkamp Kitty W.M., de Bruin Odette, Eimir Hurley, Nordeng Hedvig, Siiskonen Satu J., Sturkenboom Miriam C.J.M., Baud David, Panchaud Alice, Hadar Eran, Goncé Anna, Castillo Karen, Gratacós Eduard, Poncelet Christophe, Surita Fernanda, Dantas-Silva Amanda, Luz Adriana, Ribeiro-do-Valle Carolina, Borrelli Carolina, Quibel Thibaud, de Tejada Begoña Martinez, Campelo Sonia, Othenin-Girard Véronique, Hcini Najeh, Lambert Veronique, Schäffer Leonhard, Hernadi Anett, Nieto-Calvache Albaro José, Sinisterra-Díaz Stiven Ernesto, Maya Juliana, Pérez Paola Marsela, Bryon Adriana Messa, de Santis Marco, de Luca Carmen, Etchegaray Adolfo, Moren Juliana, Mousavi Sayed Hamid, Qaderi Shohra, Delsoz Mohammad, Eggel Beatrice, Geary Michael, Donnelly Jennifer, Kennelly Maria, Salameh Fadi Tamas, Mccarthy Claire, May 2023, In: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. 89 , p. 1560-1574 15 p.

Respiratory syncytial virus vaccination during pregnancy for improving infant outcomes

Phijffer Emily, de Bruin Odette, Wildenbeest Joanne G., Bont Louis J., Sturkenboom Miriam C.J.M., Van der Maas Nicoline A.T., Ahmadizar Fariba, Bloemenkamp Kitty W.M. 21 Oct 2022, In: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2022

Alignment of vaccine codes using an ontology of vaccine descriptions

Becker Benedikt F. H., Kors Jan A., van Mulligen Erik M., Sturkenboom Miriam C. J. M. 18 Oct 2022, In: JOURNAL OF BIOMEDICAL SEMANTICS. 13 , p. 1-12

P048 Meeting the Need: A Training Course for Data Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) Members in LMIC

Black S., Sturkenboom M. Oct 2022, In: Drug Safety. 45 , p. 1151-1152

The risk profile of patients with COVID-19 as predictors of lung lesions severity and mortality-Development and validation of a prediction model

Rahimi Ezat, Shahisavandi Mina, Royo Albert Cid, Azizi Mohammad, El Bouhaddani Said, Sigari Naseh, Sturkenboom Miriam, Ahmadizar Fariba 25 Jul 2022, In: Frontiers in Microbiology. 13

A Learning Healthcare System for pregnant and breastfeeding women:what do women during preconception, pregnancy, and nursing think? – A qualitative study: A contribution from the ConcePTION project

Hollestelle Marieke J., van der Graaf Rieke, Hartman Sarah Dewi, Sturkenboom Miriam C.J.M., van Delden Johannes J.M. 18 Apr 2022, In: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth [E]. 22 , p. 1-12

A Landscape Analysis of Post-Marketing Studies Registered in the EU PAS Register and Focusing on Pregnancy Outcomes or Breastfeeding Effects:A Contribution from the ConcePTION Project

Roque Pereira Leonardo, Durán Carlos E, Layton Deborah, Poulentzas Georgios, Lalagkas Panagiotis-Nikolaos, Kontogiorgis Christos, Sturkenboom Miriam Apr 2022, In: Drug Safety. 45 , p. 333-344 12 p.

Correction to: A Landscape Analysis of Post-Marketing Studies Registered in the EU PAS Register and Focusing on Pregnancy Outcomes or Breastfeeding Effects: A Contribution from the ConcePTION Project

Pereira Leonardo Roque, Durán Carlos E, Layton Deborah, Poulentzas Georgios, Lalagkas Panagiotis-Nikolaos, Kontogiorgis Christos, Sturkenboom Miriam Apr 2022, In: Drug Safety. 45 , p. 399-399 1 p.

Rare Variation in Drug Metabolism and Long QT Genes and the Genetic Susceptibility to Acquired Long QT Syndrome

Gray Belinda, Baruteau Alban-Elouen, Antolin Albert A, Pittman Alan, Sarganas Giselle, Molokhia Mariam, Blom Marieke T, Bastiaenen Rachel, Bardai Abdenasser, Priori Silvia G, Napolitano Carlo, Weeke Peter E, Shakir Saad A, Haverkamp Wilhelm, Mestres Jordi, Winkel Bo, Witney Adam A, Chis-Ster Irina, Sangaralingam Ajanthah, Camm A John, Tfelt-Hansen Jacob, Roden Dan M, Tan Hanno L, Garbe Edeltraut, Sturkenboom Miriam, Behr Elijah R 3 Feb 2022, In: Circulation. Genomic and precision medicine. 15 , p. 55-67

From Inception to ConcePTION:Genesis of a Network to Support Better Monitoring and Communication of Medication Safety During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Thurin Nicolas H, Pajouheshnia Romin, Roberto Giuseppe, Dodd Caitlin, Hyeraci Giulia, Bartolini Claudia, Paoletti Olga, Nordeng Hedvig, Wallach-Kildemoes Helle, Ehrenstein Vera, Dudukina Elena, MacDonald Thomas, De Paoli Giorgia, Loane Maria, Damase-Michel Christine, Beau Anna-Belle, Droz-Perroteau Cécile, Lassalle Régis, Bergman Jorieke, Swart Karin, Schink Tania, Cavero-Carbonell Clara, Barrachina-Bonet Laia, Gomez-Lumbreras Ainhoa, Giner-Soriano Maria, Aragón María, Neville Amanda J, Puccini Aurora, Pierini Anna, Ientile Valentina, Trifirò Gianluca, Rissmann Anke, Leinonen Maarit K, Martikainen Visa, Jordan Sue, Thayer Daniel, Scanlon Ieuan, Georgiou Mary E, Cunnington Marianne, Swertz Morris, Sturkenboom Miriam, Gini Rosa 26 Nov 2021, In: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics. 111 , p. 321-331 11 p.

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