Joseph Unger, PhD, MS

Joseph Unger, PhD, MS

Assistant Member, Cancer Prevention Program
Public Health Sciences Division


University of Washington, 2013, PhD (Health Services Research)
University of Washington, 1993, MS (Biostatistics)

Research Focus

Dr. Unger’s research focuses on the interface of cancer clinical trials and population health. He uses big data strategies to investigate cancer outcomes and cancer disparities research questions, especially as they pertain to barriers to clinical trials and the role and impact of clinical trials in cancer research. He has been at the forefront of efforts to link Medicare claims data to clinical trial records to extend the reach of clinical trial data and address novel research questions. Dr. Unger also has extensive expertise in the design and analysis of prospective clinical trials examining disease and treatment symptoms, patient quality of life, and delivery of cancer care.

Current Studies

Cancer Control and Prevention, SWOG Statistical Center

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Joseph Unger, PhD, MS

Contact Information

(206) 667-2860
(206) 667-4408
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Mail Stop: M3-C102