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Claire F. Snyder, PhD

Division of General Internal Medicine

Associate Professor

Departmental Affiliation(s):

School of Medicine (Primary)
Health Policy and Management (Joint)

Contact Information

624 N. Broadway
Room 657
Baltimore , Maryland
US        

443/287-5469
410/955-0470

Education

PhD , Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health , 2005
MHS , Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health , 2000

Overview

Dr. Snyder researches the quality of cancer care, with a particular focus in two areas: (1) quality of life for cancer patients undergoing treatment and (2) coordination of care between cancer specialists and primary care providers for cancer survivors.  For her quality of life research, she is investigating the use of patient-reported outcome questionnaires in routine oncology practice.  This intervention involves having patients complete questionnaires regarding their functioning and well-being, providing the responses to their clinicians, and evaluating whether the questionnaires help their clinicians identify and address these quality-of-life issues.  In related research, she is working to develop a website for collecting these questionnaires and linking them with the electronic medical record.  In her cancer survivorship research, Dr. Snyder has conducted multiple studies using large databases to examine which physician specialties are involved in cancer survivors’ care, and how this relates to whether survivors receive recommended follow-up.  She is also working with a multidisciplinary team here in our Cancer Center to develop survivorship care strategies for our breast cancer patients.

Honors and Awards

2004 National Institutes of Health Merit Award “for advancing the science in cancer outcomes measurement in research and applications to improve the quality of cancer care”

Member, Delta Omega Honor Society

quality of life, quality of care, cancer, patient-reported outcomes; cancer survivorship

  • Selected: 

  • Snyder CF, Blackford AL, Aaronson NK, Detmar SB, Carducci MA, Brundage MD, Wu AW. Can Patient-Reported Outcome Measures Identify Cancer Patients’ Most Bothersome Issues?  Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2011 Feb 22. [Epub ahead of print].

    Snyder CF, Frick KD, Blackford AL, Herbert RJ, Neville BA, Carducci MA, Earle CC.  How Does Initial Treatment Choice Affect Short-Term and Long-Term Costs for Clinically Localized Prostate Cancer?  Cancer.  2010;116:5391-9.

    Snyder CF, Jensen RE, Geller G, Carducci MA, Wu AW.  Relevant Content for a Patient-Reported Outcomes Questionnaire for Use in Oncology Clinical Practice:  Putting Doctors and Patients on the Same Page.  Quality of Life Research.  2010 Apr 29. [Epub ahead of print]

    Snyder CF, Blackford AL, Brahmer JR, Carducci MA, Pili R, Stearns V, Wolff AC, Dy SM, Wu AW.  Needs Assessments Can Identify Scores on HRQOL Questionnaires that Represent Problems for Patients:  An Illustration with the Supportive Care Needs Survey and the QLQ-C30.  Quality of Life Research.  2010;19:837-845.

    Kantsiper M, McDonald EL, Geller G, Shockney L, Snyder C, Wolff AC.  Transitioning to Breast Cancer Survivorship:  Perspectives of Patients, Cancer Specialists, and Primary Care Providers.  Journal of General Internal Medicine.  2009;24 Suppl 2:S459-66.

    Snyder CF, Garrett-Mayer E, Blackford AL, Brahmer JR, Carducci MA, Pili R, Stearns V, Wolff AC, Dy SM, Wu AW.  Concordance of Cancer Patients’ Function, Symptoms, and Supportive Care Needs.  Quality of Life Research.  2009;18:991-8.

    Snyder CF, Jensen R, Courtin SO, Wu AW, and the Website for Outpatient QOL Assessment Research Network.  PatientViewpoint:  A Website for Patient-Reported Outcomes Assessment. Quality of Life Research.  2009;18:793-800.

    Snyder CF, Frick KD, Peairs KS, Kantsiper ME, Herbert RJ, Blackford AL, Wolff AC, Earle CC.  Comparing Care for Breast Cancer Survivors to Non-Cancer Controls:  A Five-Year Longitudinal Study.  Journal of General Internal Medicine.  2009;24:469-74.

    Snyder CF, Frick KD, Kantsiper ME, Peairs KS, Herbert RJ, Blackford AL, Wolff AC, Earle CC.  Prevention, Screening, and Surveillance Care for Breast Cancer Survivors vs. Controls:  Changes from 1998-2002.  Journal of Clinical Oncology.  2009;27:1054-61.

    Barone BB, Yeh H-C, Snyder CF, Peairs KS, Stein KB, Derr RL, Wolff AC, Brancati FL.  Increased Long-term, All-cause Mortality in Cancer Patients with Pre-existing Diabetes Mellitus:  A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.  JAMA.  2008;300:2754-2764.

    Snyder CF, Garrett-Mayer E, Brahmer JR, Carducci MA, Pili R, Stearns V, Wolff AC, Dy SM, Wu AW.  Symptoms, Supportive Care Needs, and Function in Cancer Patients:  How Are They Related?  Quality of Life Research.  2008;17:665-677.

    Snyder CF, Earle CC, Herbert RJ, Neville BA, Blackford AL, Frick KD.  Trends in Follow-Up and Preventive Care for Colorectal Cancer Survivors.  Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2008;23:254-9.

    Snyder CF, Earle CC, Herbert RJ, Neville BA, Blackford AL, Frick KD.  Preventive Care for Colorectal Cancer Survivors:  a 5-Year Longitudinal Study.  Journal of Clinical Oncology.  2008;26:1073-9.

    Snyder CF, Dy SM, Hendricks DE, Brahmer JR, Carducci MA, Wolff AC, Wu AW.  Asking the Right Questions:  Investigating Needs Assessments and Health-Related Quality of Life Questionnaires for Use in Oncology Clinical Practice.  Supportive Care in Cancer.  2007;15:1075-1085.

    Jones JB, Snyder CF, Wu AW, for the Website for Outpatient QOL Assessment Research Network.  Issues in the Design of Internet-Based Systems for Collecting Patient-Reported Outcomes.  Quality of Life Research.  2007;16:1407-1417. 

    Gotay CC, Lipscomb J, Snyder CF.  Reflections on Findings of the Cancer Outcomes Measurement Working Group: Moving to the Next Phase.  Journal of the National Cancer Institute.  2005;97:1568-74.

    Snyder C, Anderson G.  Do Quality Improvement Organizations Improve the Quality of Hospital Care for Medicare Beneficiaries?  JAMA.  2005;293:2900-2907.