Jennifer L. Lund, PhD
Her geriatric oncology research addresses: 1) the quality of cancer care, 2) the effectiveness and safety of cancer treatments and 3) the role of polypharmacy, multimorbidity, and frailty in cancer treatment selection and outcomes.
Dr. Lund has worked extensively with the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results program (SEER) Medicare data to examine patterns of chemotherapy uptake and investigate multilevel factors associated with the dissemination of innovative treatments among older cancer patients. She also has amassed international experience using large linked databases in Canada and Denmark.
Honors and AwardsYoung Investigator Award Finalist
2019, International Society for Geriatric OncologyGordon H. DeFriese Career Development in Aging Research Award
2015, Institute on Aging, University of North Carolina at Chapel HillAbstract Achievement Award
2013, American Society of Hematology
This course teaches students how to use administrative healthcare utilization data for epidemiologic studies.
Health services research
Comparative effectiveness and safety research
Geriatric oncology research
Member, PhD Admissions Committee, Department of Epidemiology (2019-present)
Member, Graduate Studies Committee, Department of Epidemiology (2014-2018)