Chris D. Baggett

PhD
Research Assistant Professor; Faculty Director-Cancer Information and Population Health Resource
UNC-Chapel Hill
Cancer Epidemiology

Area of interest

My research experience includes leading and supporting work related to chronic disease observational studies, surveillance systems, and use of large data sets such as administrative claims and medical records. Given this experience my current interests are in the methodology and practical application of insurance claims and electronic health record (EHR) data in cancer epidemiology and health services research. I am currently the Faculty Director of the Cancer Information & Population Health Resource (CIPHR) within the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, I supervise a diverse staff with expertise in biostatistics, demography, health services research, computer science, and health informatics. The CIPHR team has developed a population science resource that has linked North Carolina State cancer registry data to person-level data from multiple payers, epidemiologic cohort data, and community-level contextual data. Within this framework, I oversee all study design, analytic, and data management aspects of CIPHR projects.