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Elizabeth Claus, PhD, MD

Professor of Biostatistics; Director of Medical Research, School of Public Health

Years active at Yale: 1988-present; PhD Class of 1988, MD Class of 1994

Dr. Claus is being recognized for her work in basic and clinical science, as well as her teaching, mentoring, clinical care and expertise, and leadership.

She is professor and director of medical research at the Yale School of Public Health, as well as attending neurosurgeon and director of stereotactic radiosurgery in the Department of Neurosurgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. She is a member of the board of advisors for the Acoustic Neuroma Association, as well as the Central Brain Tumor Registry of the United States. Dr. Claus’ work focuses on cancer and genetic epidemiology, with an emphasis on the development of risk models for breast and brain tumors. She is the PI of the Meningioma Consortium, the Meningioma Genome-Wide Association Study, and the Yale Acoustic Neuroma Study, as well as a co-investigator of the GLIOGENE (Genes for Glioma) and International Glioma Case/Control projects. In addition to her research activities, Dr. Claus is a board-certified neurosurgeon who completed her residency in neurosurgery at Yale New Haven Hospital and her fellowship in neurosurgical oncology Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Her clinical focus is on the treatment of meningioma, glioma, acoustic neuroma, and brain metastases. In partnership with national patient brain tumor organizations, Dr. Claus is working to develop cost- and time-efficient web- and smartphone- based recruitment strategies to be used in the study of brain tumors.