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Laura Cramer, PhD, ScM

Biostatistics Instructor

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Laura Cramer, PhD, ScM


Laura D. Cramer, PhD, ScM earned her undergraduate degree in Mathematical Sciences from Loyola College in Baltimore, Maryland. She went on to Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health where she earned her Master of Science in Biostatistics and discovered her passion for helping others to learn statistics. After a move to New York City, she enjoyed several years working within the Department of Epidemiology and Statistics at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center where she gained experience as a research biostatistician: consulting with investigators in the analysis of clinical trials data; training in the use of both internal clinical research databases and larger claims-based data sets; and participating in the development and support of an outcomes research division within the department. Later, after a brief stint as project coordinator for a Department of Defense contract to study healthcare quality and technology with Yale’s Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE), she pursed a doctorate in Health Policy and Administration from Yale’s School of Public Health. Since completing her degree, she has worked part-time on a variety of projects through the Yale Cancer Outcomes, Public Policy and Effectiveness Research (COPPER) Center and has led the statistics labs for the Robert Wood Johnson/National Clinician Scholars Programs. Her research interests center around cancer-related patterns of care and outcomes, particularly in the context of large databases. She also enjoys collaborating with investigators and scholars to provide biostatistical assistance with data manipulation and analysis methods.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    Yale University
  • ScM
    Johns Hopkins University