Areas of Expertise:
- Ethnic/Racial health disparities
- Epidemiology (Maternal Cancer, Chronic Kidney Diseases)
- Data linkages
Claire Park has joined the Data Quality, Analysis, and Interpretation Branch (DQAIB) of the Surveillance Research Program (SRP) as a Cancer Research Training Award (CRTA) Fellow. She will be working with SEER registries on various data quality audit projects, in particular, Circumferential Resection Margin in colon cancer, HPV status in head and neck cancer, hepatitis data linkages, and the Radiation Oncology data pilot study.
Previously, Claire received her Bachelor of Science in Biomolecular Science from the University of Michigan, where she conducted a community-based research project that aimed to reduce health disparities in health care in ethnic and racial minority groups in greater Detroit by providing health screenings. Later, she pursued her Master of Public Health in Epidemiology at Tulane University. While pursuing her MPH, she completed a practicum at the Illinois Department of Public Health, where she supported and conducted a linkage project of the Illinois State Cancer Registry and the Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes Reporting System to investigate whether women who had received cancer treatment were more likely to have babies born with birth defects than women who had not received cancer treatment before pregnancy.
Claire's research interests are in health disparities in healthcare in ethnic or racial minority populations and investigating risk factors that cause maternal cancer or chronic diseases through data.