Lydia joined the CBSSM as a Research Area Specialist Associate in June 2021. She works with Dr. Susan Goold, Dr. Reshma Jagsi, and Prof. Kayte Spector on a diverse set of research projects. Lydia is a graduate from the University of Michigan with a B.S. in Biomolecular Science. She has been working at CBSSM since 2019 as a UROP student research assistant on projects with Dr. Chithra Perumalswami investigating oncologists’ use of ineffective chemotherapy at the end of life and advance care planning among older Americans. In her free time, Lydia enjoys working out, reading, and spending time outdoors.