Elizabeth B. Claus
Elizabeth B. Claus
Professor, Biostatistics; Director, Medical Research, Yale School of Public Health
Elected to the Academy in 2020


Wellesley College, 1981, AB, Mathematics and French; University of Virginia, 1983, MA, Mathematics; Yale University, 1988, PhD, Biostatistics and Yale University, 1994, MD, Neurosurgery

Professional Area

Public Health, Biostatistics, Neurosurgery, Cancer and Genetic Epidemiology, Breast Cancer, Glioma, Meningioma, Web and Social Media-Based Efforts for Patient Engagement.


For providing evidence of a rare autosomal dominant allele associated with breast cancer; developing the Claus model, a standard for breast cancer risk prediction; discovering that ductal carcinoma in-situ is a BRCA1/2 phenotype; and leadership of the Meningioma Consortium and International Low Grade Glioma Registry.