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Jennifer L. Lund, PhD

Jennifer L. Lund, PhD

Associate 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 associate 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

Young Investigator Award Finalist

2019, International Society for Geriatric Oncology

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

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, PhD Admissions Committee, Department of Epidemiology (2019-present)

Member, Graduate Studies Committee, Department of Epidemiology (2014-2018)

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