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Claire Snyder, M.H.S., Ph.D.

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Program Director, Building Lifestyle, Outcomes, and Care Services Research in Cancer (BLOCS)

Professor of Medicine

Research Interests: Cancer outcomes and health services research; Quality of medical care; Patient-reported outcomes assessment; Coordination of care; Quality of life ...read more

Background

Dr. Snyder researches the quality of cancer care, with a particular focus in two areas: (1) quality of life for cancer patients 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 has developed the PatientViewpoint webtool (www.PatientViewpoint.org) for collecting these questionnaires and linking the results with the electronic medical record. Dr. Snyder has also conducted multiple studies using large databases to examine the quality of care for cancer survivors -- including preventive and primary care services, comorbid condition care, and cancer follow-up. A particular focus is how involvement of different physician specialties relates to whether survivors receive recommended follow-up. She is also working with a multidisciplinary team to develop survivorship care strategies here at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Snyder holds a Joint Appointment in Health Policy and Management with the Bloomberg School of Public Health.  

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Titles

  • Program Director, Building Lifestyle, Outcomes, and Care Services Research in Cancer (BLOCS)
  • Professor of Medicine
  • Professor of Oncology

Education

Degrees

  • B.A., Duke University (North Carolina) (1995)
  • M.H.S., Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (Maryland) (2000)
  • Ph.D., Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (Maryland) (2005)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Snyder researches the quality of cancer care, with a particular focus in two areas: (1) quality of life for cancer patients 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 has developed the PatientViewpoint webtool (www.PatientViewpoint.org) for collecting these questionnaires and linking the results with the electronic medical record. Dr. Snyder has also conducted multiple studies using large databases to examine the quality of care for cancer survivors -- including preventive and primary care services, comorbid condition care, and cancer follow-up. A particular focus is how involvement of different physician specialties relates to whether survivors receive recommended follow-up. She is also working with a multidisciplinary team to develop survivorship care strategies here at Johns Hopkins.

Videos & Media

Dr. Claire Snyder Discusses How Patient-Reported Outcomes Can Improve Cancer Care

Lectures and Presentations

  • Patient-Reported Outcomes and Care Quality: Intervention? Outcome? Adjuster?
    Institute for Healthcare Improvement 14th Annual International Summit on Improving Patient Care in the Office Practice and Community , Scottsdale, Arizona (04/09/2013)
  • PatientViewpoint: A Webtool for Patient-Reported Outcomes Assessment
    2013 AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting , Baltimore, Maryland (06/24/2013)
  • Influencing Policy and Practice: Case Studies Across the Cancer Care Continuum.
    Cancer Symposium , 2013 Society for Medical Decision-Making Annual Meeting , Baltimore, MD (10/19/2013)
  • Patient-Reported Outcomes and the Keys to Quality Cancer Care.
    Closing Plenary , Conference , 2013 Oncology Nursing Society Connections Conference , Dallas, TX (11/10/2013)
  • From Cancer Patient to Cancer Survivor: Found in Transition.
    Presentation , Chapel Hill, NC (03/20/2014)
    University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
  • Innovative Uses of Data for Cancer Survivorship Care and Research: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.
    Research Conference , 2014 Biennial Cancer Survivorship Research Conference , Atlanta, GA (06/18/2014)
  • Presenting Patient-Centered Outcomes Data to Improve Care.
    webinar , Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) Project Dispatch (07/31/2014)
  • Patient-Reported Outcomes and the Keys to Quality Cancer Care
    seminar , European Organization for the Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Group Autumn Meeting , Venice, Italy (09/19/2014)
  • Presenting Patient-Reported Outcomes to Patients and Clinicians to Promote Understanding and Use
    webinar , Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute CER Methods Evidence-to-Action Network (12/16/2014)
  • How Can Cancer Patients and Oncology Professionals Collaborate in Decision-Making that Will Improve Care Planning and Coordination
    Panel , National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship Cancer Policy Roundtable , Washington, DC (03/31/2015)
  • Considerations for Using Patient-Reported Outcomes in Clinical Practice
    Presentation , Department of Neurology Grand Rounds , Cleveland, Ohio (05/11/2015)
    Cleveland Clinic
  • Putting the Patient Voice in Electronic Health Records
    Presentation , Oncology Nursing Society 42nd Annual Congress , Denver, Colorado (05/05/2017)
  • Using Patient-Reported Outcomes Data to Promote Patient-Centered Care: Best Practices for Displaying Individual Patient Data to Inform Management
    Presentation , Mini-Symposium , Food & Drug Administration , Silver Spring, Maryland (06/28/2017)
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