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Neuro-Epidemiology Laboratory

Elizabeth B. Claus, MD, PhD
Instructor in Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Professor in Surgery, Yale Med


  • Amirian ES, Armstrong GN, Zhou R, Lau CC, Claus EB, Barnholtz-Sloan JS, Il'yasova D, Schildkraut J, Ali-Osman F, Sadetzki S, Johansen C, Houlston RS, Jenkins RB, Lachance D, Olson SH, Bernstein JL, Merrell RT, Wrensch MR, Davis FG, Lai R, Shete S, Amos CI, Scheurer ME, Aldape K, Alafuzoff I, Brännström T, Broholm H, Collins P, Giannini C, Rosenblum M, Tihan T, Melin BS, Bondy ML. The Glioma International Case-Control Study: A Report From the Genetic Epidemiology of Glioma International Consortium. Am J Epidemiol. 2016 Jan 15;183(2):85-91. doi: 10.1093/aje/kwv235. Epub 2015 Dec 10. PMID: 26656478; PMCID: PMC4706682.
  • Claus, EB, Calvocoressi L, Bondy ML, Schildkraut JM, Wiemels JL, Wrensch M. Family and personal medical history and risk of meningioma. Neurosurgery, 2011 Dec;115(6):1072-7. [PMCID: PMC3241000].
  • Shete S, Lau C, Houlston R, Claus EB, Barnholtz-Sloan J, Lai R et al. Genome-wide high-density SNP linkage search for glioma susceptibility loci: results from the GLIOGENE Consortium. Cancer Research, 2011 Dec 15;71(24):7568-7575. [PMCID: PMC3242820].
  • Claus EB, Calvocoressi L, Bondy M, Schildkraut J, Wiemels J, Wrensch M. Dental X-rays and Risk of Meningioma. Cancer 2012 118(18):4530-7 [PMCID: PMC3396782].
  • Claus EB, Calvocoressi L, Bondy M, Wrensch M, Wiemels J, Schildkraut J. Exogenous Hormone Use, Reproductive Factors and the Risk of Intra-Cranial Meningioma in Females. J Neurosurg 2012 Oct 26. [Epub ahead of print] [PMID: 23101448]
  • Claus EB, Walsh K, Calvocoressi L, Bondy M, Schildkraut J, Wrensch M, Wiemels J. Cigarette Smoking and Risk of Meningioma: The Effect of Gender Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2012;21(6); 943–50. [PMID: 22473761].
  • Liu Y, Melin BS, Rajaraman P, Wang Z, Linet M, Shete S et al. Insight in glioma susceptibility through an analysis of 6p22.3, 12p13.33-12.1, 17q22-23.2 and 18q23 SNP genotypes in familial and non-familial glioma. Human Genetics 2012;131(9):1507-1517. [PMID: 22688887]
  • Wiemels J, Bracchi P, Schildkraut J, Wrensch M, Bondy M, Pfefferle J, Zhou M, Sison J, Calvocoressi L, Claus EB. Effect of Gender on the Production of Autoantibodies to Meningioma Antigens. Am J Epidemiol 2013;177:75-83
  • Sun X, Vengoechea J, Elston R, Chen Y, Amos C, Armstrong G et al. A variable age of onset segregation model for linkage analysis with correction for ascertainment applied to glioma. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2012 Sep 7. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Claus EB. Neurosurgical management of metastases in the central nervous system. Nat Rev Clin Oncol 2012; 9, 79–86.
  • Cahill KS, Chi J, Day A, Claus EB: Bone Morphogenetic Protein and Spinal Fusion: Utilization, Complications, and Costs. JAMA 2009:302:58-66 [PMID:19567440].

Research Interests

Meningioma; Genome-wide association study; Low-grade glioma; Risk prediction; Genetic and cancer epidemiology; CNS breast metastases; Intra-operative MRI; Acoustic Neuroma; Radiation-Associated Meningioma; Web-Based Social-Networking in Epidemiologic Research

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