Center for Pharmacoepidemiology and Treatment Science (PETS)
Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research
Monica D’Arcy is a cancer and pharmacoepidemiologist. She received her undergraduate degrees in mathematics and computer science engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, her MS in epidemiology from Temple University and her PhD from the University of North Carolina in cancer and pharmacoepidemiology. She also completed a postdoctoral fellowship in cancer epidemiology at the National Cancer Institute in the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (2022). Prior to initiating her doctoral degree, she worked for almost a decade as a software developer and bioinformatics specialist in both industry and at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She has extensive experience using several types of big data for epidemiologic cancer studies including gene expression, Medicare claims, the Clinical Practice Datalink and SEER-Medicare. A common theme underlying her research is the use of diverse data sources and novel strategies to reduce the burden of cancer.
Pharmacoepidemiology, cancer (lung, colorectal, breast, immune-related) etiology and survival, innovative use of data for epidemiologic research, social factors and cancer outcomes, precision medicine