Areas of Expertise:
- Development and Improvement of Linkage Claims Treatment Data
- Population-based Cancer Statistics
- Cancer Trends
Clara Lam, PhD has joined the Surveillance Research Program as a Statistician with a focus on enhancing cancer treatment information in cancer linkage data. She is looking forward to working on projects that will improve the quality of cancer treatment data in SEER and SEER-Medicare and expand our understanding of the patterns of care for non-Hodgkin lymphoma and Hodgkin lymphoma.
Clara received her Bachelor of Science in Biology and Psychology at Brandeis University. She received her Master of Public Health and Doctor of Philosophy from The George Washington University. While pursuing her PhD, she was a Clinical Research Training Award pre-doctoral fellow in the Radiation Epidemiology Branch in the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG), where she worked on several projects related to non-Hodgkin lymphoma, cancer treatments, and second cancers research. Her dissertation focused on identifying risk factors for second cancers after non-Hodgkin lymphoma, particularly investigating chemotherapy, radiotherapy, autoimmune conditions, and infections. Her professional interests include primary lymphomas and leukemias, second cancers, and cancer treatments.