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Lauren P. Wallner, PhD, MPH

Adjunct Investigator

Internal Medicine and Epidemiology

lwallner@med.umich.edu

Biography

Dr. Lauren Wallner is a cancer epidemiologist and care delivery researcher. Her research interests include understanding the determinants, outcomes, and utilization of health services associated with cancer. She is also interested in the design, evaluation, and implementation of interventions to improve the delivery of cancer care. Her research focuses on improving the quality and delivery of adult cancer care, particularly in the survivorship period.

Dr. Wallner has been involved in many large federally funded and industry-sponsored studies. She is the principal investigator of a study sponsored by the National Cancer Institute focused on improving the delivery of team-based breast cancer survivorship care. Her expertise includes the analysis of large health care databases and using cancer registries to conduct population-based survey studies of cancer patients, care partners, and physicians. She is a member of CanSORT, the Cancer Surveillance and Outcomes Research Team at the University of Michigan.

Areas of Focus

  • Delivery and quality of adult cancer care
  • Multilevel interventions to improve cancer care
  • Cancer health services research
  • Survivorship care

Education

PhD, Epidemiologic Science
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
MPH, Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
BS, Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology, Spanish Language and Literature
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Honors and Awards

National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Program Recipient, 2015–2019
National Research Service Award Fellow, 2012–2014