Allison Lipitz-Snyderman , PhD

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Allison Lipitz-Snyderman , PhD

Associate Member
Allison Lipitz-Snyderman

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Johns Hopkins University

Dr. Allison Lipitz-Snyderman is a health services researcher in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Her research focuses on: 1) measuring and addressing the quality and safety of cancer care delivery; 2) evaluating the impact of new initiatives, including digital technologies, on clinical and utilization outcomes; and 3) assessing disparities in clinical trial enrollment. She also works with the MSK DigITs (Digital Informatics & Technology Solutions) team, providing methodological support for value and outcomes assessments of healthcare technology initiatives. She has expertise directing studies using data sources such as large-scale national claims, cancer registries, and electronic medical records. She also serves as Co-Chair of the MSK Cancer Alliance Cancer Control and Population Sciences Sub-committee. Her research has been supported by the National Cancer Institute, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, the National Institute for Healthcare Management Foundation, and AARP/NQF/OptumLabs, among others.


Selected peer-reviewed publications:

  1. Lipitz-Snyderman A, Steinwachs D, Needham DM, Colantuoni E, Morlock LL, Pronovost PJ. Impact of a statewide intensive care unit quality improvement initiative on hospital mortality and length of stay: retrospective comparative analysis. BMJ. 2011 Jan 28;342:d219. PMCID: 3031651.
  2. Lipitz-Snyderman A, Sima CS, Atoria CL, Elkin EB, Anderson C, Blinder V, Tsai CJ, Panageas KS, Bach PB. Physician-Driven Variation in Nonrecommended Services Among Older Adults Diagnosed With Cancer. JAMA Intern Med. 2016 Oct 1;176(10):1541-1548. PMCID: PMC5363077.
  3. Lipitz-Snyderman A, Korenstein D. Reducing Overuse-Is Patient Safety the Answer? [invited editorial] JAMA. 2017 Feb 28;317(8):810-811.
  4. Lipitz-Snyderman A, Pfister D, Classen DC, Killen AK, Atoria CL, Epstein A, Anderson C, Fortier E, & Weingart S. Preventable adverse events in cancer care: Measuring risk and harm across the continuum. Cancer. 2017 Dec 1;123(23):4728-4736. doi: 10.1002/cncr.30916.
  5. Lipitz-Snyderman A, Kale M, Robbins L, Pfister D, Fortier E, Pocus V, Chimonas S, Weingart SN. Peers without fears? Barriers to effective communication among primary care physicians and oncologists about diagnostic delays in cancer. BMJ quality & safety. 2017. doi: 10.1136/bmjqs-2016-006181. PubMed PMID: 28655713.

View a full listing of Allison Lipitz-Snyderman ’s journal articles.


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