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Claire F. Snyder, PhD

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624 N. Broadway
Room 649
Baltimore, Maryland 21205


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


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 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.

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

Top 25 Outstanding Posters, International Society for Quality of Life Research Annual Meeting

3rd Place, International Society for Quality of Life Research Article-of-the-Year: Brundage MD, Smith KC, Little EA, Bantug ET, Snyder CF, PRO Data Presentation Stakeholder Advisory Board. Communicating Patient-Reported Outcome Scores Using Graphic Formats: Results from a Mixed Methods Evaluation. Qual Life Res. 2015;24:2457-2472.

  • quality of life
  • quality of care
  • cancer
  • patient-reported outcomes
  • cancer survivorship