Georgetown Lombardi Survivorship Research Initiative Seminar Series: “Navigating the Use of Patient-Reported Outcomes in Cancer Research and Practice: The PROTEUS Consortium”
The Georgetown Lombardi Survivorship Research Initiative works to optimize cancer survivorship across the lifespan and ensure equity for patients of every race, ethnicity, gender and socially determined status. This seminar series will invite scientists from Georgetown and outside institutions to present their research. It will also provide a forum in which individuals may present work in progress to receive meaningful feedback from a multidisciplinary audience.
Claire Snyder, PhD, MHS
Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, and Oncology
Program Director, Building Lifestyle, Outcomes, and Care Services Research in Cancer (BLOCS)
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Department of Health Policy & Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
“Navigating the Use of Patient-Reported Outcomes in Cancer Research and Practice: The PROTEUS Consortium”
Meet the Speaker:
Dr. Snyder will speak from 10 – 11 a.m. Immediately following the SRI seminar, there will be a 30-minute Meet the Professor session, which will provide attendees an opportunity to engage in Q&A and discuss specific research subjects with Dr. Snyder.
About the Speaker:
Dr. Snyder researches the quality of cancer care, with a particular focus in two areas: quality of life for cancer patients and cancer survivorship care.
For her quality-of-life research, she is investigating the use of patient-reported outcome questionnaires in routine oncology practice so that patients’ reports of their symptoms, functioning, and well-being can inform their care in the same way that laboratory tests and imaging studies do. This intervention involves having patients complete questionnaires and providing the responses to their clinicians.
Dr. Snyder’s research has investigated technologies to collect patients’ reports and integrate them with the electronic health record, informed the selection of questionnaires to administer, and helped patients and clinicians understand the questionnaire results to address them in practice. Dr. Snyder’s quality-of-life research also seeks to optimize the collection and communication of patients’ reports in clinical trials and other research studies.
Dr. Snyder currently leads the PROTEUS Consortium (Patient-Reported Outcomes Tools: Engaging Users & Stakeholders), which is partnering with key patient, clinician, research, health system, funding, and regulatory groups from the U.S. and internationally to promote systematic use of methodologic tools developed to optimize the capture and communication of patient-reported outcomes in research studies and clinical care.
In her cancer survivorship research, Dr. Snyder 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 working with a multidisciplinary team here in our Cancer Center to develop survivorship care strategies. She has also studied interventions, such as survivorship care plans, to improve coordination between primary care providers and cancer specialists.
Dr. Snyder co-chairs the Cancer Control & Intervention Working Group of the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study.