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Erika L Moen, MS, PhD

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Data Science
Assistant Professor of The Dartmouth Institute

Biomedical Data Science
The Dartmouth Institute

University of Chicago, Ph.D., 2014
University of Chicago, M.S., 2014
Brown University, B.A., 2009

Norris Cotton Cancer Center
Quantitative Biomedical Sciences

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Contact Information

One Medical Center Drive
Williamson Translational Research Building Level 3
HB 7261
Lebanon NH 03756

Office: 327 Williamson
Phone: (603) 650-1976

Professional Interests

Dr. Moen’s research program uses state-of-the-art data science methods to study variation in cancer care delivery and patient outcomes. Specific interests include evaluating physician patient-sharing networks to examine variation in cancer care delivery, care coordination, and how novel cancer tests and treatments are adopted by clinicians. We are also working to leverage network methods to integrate diverse sociodemographic, clinical, and health care utilization datasets to better inform risk prediction in cancer patients. The ultimate goal of Dr. Moen’s research is to contribute to efforts in streamlining high quality cancer care to optimize patient outcomes.

Grant Information

R37CA263936 NIH NCI
Role: PI
Title: Improving cancer health equity by targeting physician networks

P20GM104416 – Molecular Epidemiology COBRE (Karagas) (completed)
Role: Project leader
Title: The role of physician network properties in diffusion of a novel cancer technology

Courses Taught

PH147/QBS 139 Practicum: Advanced Methods in Health Services Research

Mentoring Information

Ph.D. Rotations. Students interested in rotating in the Moen Lab are encouraged to contact Erika.

Selected Publications


The interaction of rurality and rare cancers for travel time to cancer care.
Onega T, Alford-Teaster J, Leggett C, Loehrer A, Weiss JE, Moen EL, Pollack CC, Wang F
J Rural Health. 2022 Jul 12; doi: 10.1111/jrh.12693. Epub 2022 Jul 12.
PMID: 35821496

Rural-Urban Differences in Breast Cancer Surgical Delays in Medicare Beneficiaries.
Zipkin RJ, Schaefer A, Wang C, Loehrer AP, Kapadia NS, Brooks GA, Onega T, Wang F, O'Malley AJ, Moen EL
Ann Surg Oncol. 2022 Sep;29(9):5759-5769. doi: 10.1245/s10434-022-11834-4. Epub 2022 May 24.
PMID: 35608799

Prevalence of Children With Medical Complexity and Associations With Health Care Utilization and In-Hospital Mortality.
Leyenaar JK, Schaefer AP, Freyleue SD, Austin AM, Simon TD, Van Cleave J, Moen EL, O'Malley AJ, Goodman DC
JAMA Pediatr. 2022 Jun 1;176(6):e220687. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2022.0687. Epub 2022 Jun 6.
PMID: 35435932

A measure of local uniqueness to identify linchpins in a social network with node attributes.
Nemesure MD, Schwedhelm TM, Sacerdote S, O'Malley AJ, Rozema LR, Moen EL
Appl Netw Sci. 2021;6 pii: 56. doi: 10.1007/s41109-021-00400-8. Epub 2021 Jul 17.
PMID: 34938853

MethylSPWNet and MethylCapsNet: Biologically Motivated Organization of DNAm Neural Networks, Inspired by Capsule Networks.
Levy JJ, Chen Y, Azizgolshani N, Petersen CL, Titus AJ, Moen EL, Vaickus LJ, Salas LA, Christensen BC
NPJ Syst Biol Appl. 2021 Aug 20;7(1):33. doi: 10.1038/s41540-021-00193-7. Epub 2021 Aug 20.
PMID: 34417465

Infant Mortality Associated With Prenatal Opioid Exposure.
Leyenaar JK, Schaefer AP, Wasserman JR, Moen EL, O'Malley AJ, Goodman DC
JAMA Pediatr. 2021 Jul 1;175(7):706-714. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2020.6364.
PMID: 33843963

Surgeon and medical oncologist peer network effects on the uptake of the 21-gene breast cancer recurrence score assay.
Zipkin R, Schaefer A, Chamberlin M, Onega T, O'Malley AJ, Moen EL
Cancer Med. 2021 Feb;10(4):1253-1263. doi: 10.1002/cam4.3720. Epub 2021 Jan 16.
PMID: 33455068

Prediction of an outcome using NETwork Clusters (NET-C).
Lee JW, Zhou J, Moen EL, Punshon T, Hoen AG, Romano ME, Karagas MR, Gui J
Comput Biol Chem. 2021 Feb;90:107425. doi: 10.1016/j.compbiolchem.2020.107425. Epub 2020 Dec 8.
PMID: 33360198

Patient and physician factors associated with Oncotype DX and adjuvant chemotherapy utilization for breast cancer patients in New Hampshire, 2010-2016.
Schwedhelm TM, Rees JR, Onega T, Zipkin RJ, Schaefer A, Celaya MO, Moen EL
BMC Cancer. 2020 Sep 3;20(1):847. doi: 10.1186/s12885-020-07355-6. Epub 2020 Sep 3.
PMID: 32883270

Artificial microbiome heterogeneity spurs six practical action themes and examples to increase study power-driven reproducibility.
Basson AR, LaSalla A, Lam G, Kulpins D, Moen EL, Sundrud MS, Miyoshi J, Ilic S, Theriault BR, Cominelli F, Rodriguez-Palacios A
Sci Rep. 2020 Mar 19;10(1):5039. doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-60900-y. Epub 2020 Mar 19.
PMID: 32193395

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