William A. Wood
- Clinical Research
- Leukemia, Lymphoma, and Myeloma Program
- Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplantation Program
- School of Medicine
- UNC-Chapel Hill
- 3rd Floor, POB
Area of Interest
My research interests involve outcomes and health services research in stem cell transplantation and hematologic malignancies. I have additional specialized interests in allogeneic transplant survivors as well as adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with malignancies.
I actively collaborate with the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research (CIBMTR). Two ongoing projects include an analysis of outcomes for adolescents and young adults with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, and an international analysis looking at the impact of macroeconomic and microeconomic variables on outcomes of patients transplanted for acute myeloid leukemia.
Separately, I have completed a pilot project examining physiological fitness, biomarkers of aging, and the early post-transplant patient-reported "symptom profile" to construct risk models of morbidity and mortality following transplant. This effort will inform a larger, multi-site investigation leading to enhanced modeling and identification of opportunities for real-time intervention to improve transplant outcomes.
Other general topics of interest and ongoing effort include rapid learning health care, social learning, emerging technologies, and international health.
Awards and Honors
1998 Secretary's Award for Distinguished Service, United Sates Department of Health and Human Services
2001 Eugene A. Stead Student Research Scholarship, Duke Medical School
2002 AMA Foundation Leadership Award
2003 Thomas Jefferson Award, Duke University School Of Medicine
2006 Cambridge/Somerville Pediatric Resident Teaching Award, Massachusetts General Hospital for Children
2006 George von L. Meyer Fund Award, Boston Childrens Hospital, in support of pediatric clinical work in Lesotho, Africa
2008-2010 T32 Hematology Training Grant, Enrollee.