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Jennifer L. Lund, PhD

Jennifer L. Lund, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Epidemiology
Center for Pharmacoepidemiology
Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, Cancer Epidemiology Program
  • 2102D McGavran-Greenberg Hall
  • CB #7435
  • Chapel Hill, NC 27590
  • USA
Jennifer Lund, PhD is assistant professor of epidemiology. Dr. Lund’s research focuses at the intersection of aging, multimorbidity and oncology. She has developed expertise in health services and comparative effectiveness research. Her research aims to generate robust evidence regarding the uses, benefits and harms of medical interventions for older cancer patients.

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 Awards

Gordon H. DeFriese Career Development in Aging Research Award

2015, Institute on Aging, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Abstract Achievement Award

2013, American Society of Hematology

Representative Courses

EPID 766: Epidemiologic Research Using Healthcare Databases | Syllabus

Teaching Interests

This course teaches students how to use administrative healthcare utilization data for epidemiologic studies.

Research Activities

Health services research
Comparative effectiveness and safety research
Geriatric oncology research

Service Activities

Member, Graduate Studies Committee, Department of Epidemiology (2014-present)

Key Publications

Comparison of SEER Treatment Data With Medicare Claims. K Cronin, D Deapen, J Lund, A Mariotto, T McNeel, A Noone, J Warren (2014). Medical care.

Cholangitis and subsequent gastrointestinal cancer risk: a Danish population-based cohort study. R Erichsen, D Farkas, J Lund, K Søgaard, H Sørensen (2014). Gut, 63(2), 356-61.

Cholangitis and subsequent gastrointestinal cancer risk: A Danish population-based cohort study. Rune Erichsen, Dóra Farkas, Jennifer Lund, Kirstine Sôgaard, Henrik Sôrensen (2014). Gut, 63(2), 356-361.

Comparison of seer treatment data with medicare claims. Kathleen Cronin, Dennis Deapen, Jennifer Lund, Angela Mariotto, Timothy McNeel, Anne-Michelle Noone, Joan Warren (2014). Medical Care.

Population-based patterns of prescription androgen use, 1976-2008. Andre Araujo, Susan Hall, Philip Kantoff, Varant Kupelian, Jennifer Lund, Alvaro Morales, Gayatri Ranganathan, Liane Tinsley, Gary Wittert (2014). Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, 23(5), 498-506.


BA, Quantitative Economics/International Relations, Tufts University, 2003

MSPH, Epidemiology, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2009

PhD, Epidemiology, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2011

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