Elizabeth Handorf Joins Rutgers School of Public Health and Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
Elizabeth Handorf, Ph.D., has joined the Rutgers School of Public Health’s Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology as an associate professor. She is also a researcher at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey.
“I am very excited to join the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at the Rutgers School of Public Health and the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey,” says Handorf. “I look forward to developing and applying innovative statistical methods to key problems in cancer treatment, care delivery, and prevention. Cancer is a major public health issue in the U.S., and many underserved communities are disproportionately burdened by this disease. I look forward to collaborating with investigators at Rutgers to advance our understand of cancer and reduce its impact on patients and communities.”
Handorf’s research focuses on methods for observational data, such as those derived from the Electronic Health Records, registries, and insurance claims. She also develops methods for cost-effectiveness analysis of medical interventions. Her further research interests include a wide variety of other topics in biostatistics, including machine learning, risk prediction models, survival analysis, and design of epidemiological and interventional studies.
“I am thrilled that Dr. Handorf has joined the Rutgers School of Public Health and the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey,” says Jason Roy, chair of the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at the school. “She has been at the forefront of developing and using sophisticated statistical tools for real-world cancer data. Her leadership and experience will be invaluable as a key member of research teams that aim to reduce disparities and the burden of disease.”
Handorf received her Ph.D. in biostatistics at the University of Pennsylvania in 2012, where her dissertation focused on cost-effectiveness analysis methods for observational data. Prior to joining Rutgers, she was a faculty member at Fox Chase Cancer Center.