Phoebe is a senior research director in NORC’s Public Health department with over 11 years of quantitative and qualitative research experience focusing on reducing health disparities. Phoebe is currently focused on analyzing national survey data to develop chronic disease prevalence estimates and identify disparities across subpopulations.She is also a skilled project manager, overseeing a range of projects sizes, budgets, topic areas, and team sizes. Her work includes using statistical tools to analyze national survey data to develop prevalence estimates for chronic diseases and identifying where disparities exist across different subpopulations; leading primary data collection through surveys and interviews; directing literature reviews and environmental scans; and translating findings into actionable information.
Currently, she is working on a number of chronic disease surveillance projects to develop prevalence estimates for vision and eye health, hearing loss, and Alzheimer’s disease for the U.S. population. Phoebe is also researching the American people’s stigma toward people with opioid use disorder and misuse to improve treatment for people with a substance use disorder. For the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH), Lamuda leads the provision of evaluation training and technical assistance (T/TA) to organizations working to improve health outcomes for racial and ethnic minority populations and recently led research to understand the facilitators and barriers to sustainability and spread for programs created to reduce health disparities. She also provides TA to organizations serving the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ beneficiaries seeking to achieve health equity and evaluation T/TA to support the Department of Defense Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office.
Prior to joining NORC, Phoebe was a graduate research assistant at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health monitoring people’s exposure to mercury and analyzing the prevalence of childhood asthma across neighborhoods in the Greater Boston area. While at the Environmental Protection Agency, Region 9, during a summer in graduate school, she compiled and analyzed data related to air and noise pollution across the country.
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
University of California, Berkeley
opens in new tab"Predictors of Mental Health among the General Population of U.S. Adults Eight Months into the COVID-19 Pandemic."
Journal Article | June 29, 2022
opens in new tab"Support for Evidence-Informed Opioid Policies and Interventions: The Role of Racial Attitudes, Political Affiliation, and Opioid Stigma."
Journal Article | June 29, 2022
opens in new tab"Partner Seeking and Sexual Behavior in the United States during the COVID-19 Pandemic, March 2020—March 2021."
Journal Article | February 11, 2022
opens in new tab"National Variability in Americans' COVID-19 Protective Behaviors: Implications for Vaccine Roll-Out."
Journal Article | December 6, 2021
opens in new tab"Social Stigma toward Persons with Opioid Use Disorder: Results from a Nationally Representative Survey of U.S. Adults."
Journal Article | November 29, 2021
opens in new tab"The Economic Burden of Vision Loss and Blindness in the United States."
Journal Article | November 1, 2021
opens in new tab"Vision Impairment and Blindness Prevalence in the United States: Variability of Vision Health Responses across Multiple National Surveys in the United States."
Journal Article | January 1, 2021