Greta Bushnell

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology
Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Rutgers School of Public Health
Core Member

Greta Bushnell is a pharmacoepidemiologist focused on studying the use, effectiveness, and safety of pharmaceuticals prescribed to treat mental illnesses in young people. Dr. Bushnell started at Rutgers in 2020 and is an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology with the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at the Rutgers School of Public Health and is a core member of PETS. She earned her PhD and MSPH in Epidemiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she focused in pharmacoepidemiology. Dr. Bushnell then held a postdoctoral fellowship with the Psychiatric Epidemiology Training program at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Broadly, Dr. Bushnell’s research focuses in the areas of psychiatric and pediatric pharmacoepidemiology and aims to improve treatment and outcomes in young people with mental illnesses and substance use disorders through informing clinical treatment decisions, policy, and interventions. Most recently, her research has focused on the use and safety of benzodiazepines in youth. Dr. Bushnell’s research has been published in JAMA Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, and elsewhere and her research has been supported by the National Institute of Mental Health.

Research Profile
Pharmacoepidemiology, Health Services Research, Mental Health, Substance Use Disorders, Pediatrics, Adolescents