Louise Henderson

Louise Henderson


Assistant Professor
Department: Radiology
Contact: Louise_henderson@med.unc.edu | T 919.843.7799

Research Interests
Cancer screening and prevention, comparative effectiveness research of different imaging modalities.

My research focuses on cancer screening and the application of linked cancer outcomes and Medicare/administrative data to assess patterns and outcomes of care. I am particularly interested in breast cancer screening and the performance of imaging technologies, comparative effectiveness research, and disparities in cancer screening and treatment. As Director of the Carolina Mammography Registry (CMR), a prospective population based registry of breast imaging data linked with pathology, cancer registry, and Medicare claims data, my current work includes studying mammography accuracy among older women and examining the role of technologists in mammography performance.

Recent Publications

Hubbard RA, Zhu W, Horblyuk R, Karliner L, Sprague BL, Henderson L, Lee D, Onega T, Buist DS, Sweet A. Diagnostic imaging and biopsy pathways following abnormal screen-film and digital screening mammography. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2013 Apr;138(3):879-87. PMID: 23471650.

Hubbard RA, Zhu W, Onega TL, Fishman, Henderson LM, Tosteson AN, Buist DS. Effects of digital mammography uptake on downstream breast-related care among older women. Med Care 2012; Dec;50(12):1053-9. PMID: 23132199.

Henderson LM, Hubbard RA, Onega TL, Zhu W, Buist DS, Fishman P, Tosteson AN. Assessing health care use and cost consequences of a new screening modality: the case of digital mammography. Med Care 2012; Dec;50(12):1045-52. PMID: 22922432.

Henderson LM, Reeder-Hayes K, Hinton SP, Carpenter WR, Chen RC. Comparing physician-reported cancer management plans with medicare services received. Arch Intern Med. 2012 Apr 23;172(8):664-6. PMID: 22529235.

Nguyen DM, El-Serag HB, Shub M, Integlia M, Henderson L, Richardson P, Fairly K, Gilger MA. Barrett's esophagus in children and adolescents without neurodevelopmental or tracheoesophageal abnormalities: a prospective study. Gastrointest Endosc. 2011 May;73(5):875-80. PMID: 21354565.

Davila JA, Henderson L, Kramer JR, Kanwal F, Richardson PA, Duan Z, El-Serag HB. Utilization of surveillance for hepatocellular carcinoma among hepatitis C virus-infected veterans in the United States. Ann Intern Med. 2011 Jan 18;154(2):85-93. PMID: 21242365.

Richardson P, Henderson L, Davila JA, Kramer JR, Fitton CP, Chen GJ, El-Serag HB. Surveillance for Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Development and Validation of an Algorithm to Classify Tests in Administrative and Laboratory Data. Dig Dis Sci. 2010; Sep 16 (Epub). PMID: 20844957.

Henderson LM, Patel S, Giordano TP, Green L, El-Serag HB. Statin Therapy and Serum Transaminases Among a Cohort of HCV-Infected Veterans. Dig Dis Sci. 2010;55(1):190-5. PMID: 19731022.