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Research Assistant Professor of Medicine

Chronology: BA: University of North Carolina, 2001; MPH: University of North Carolina, 2008; Pre-doctoral Research Fellow: NRSA Fellow in Health Services Research, Department of Health Services University of Washington School of Public Health and Community Medicine, 2010-2012; Graduate Research Associate: Clinical Translational Research Core, Division of Gastroenterology, University of Washington, 2012- 2013; PhD (Health Services Research): University of Washington, 2013; Postdoctoral Research Fellow: NRSA Fellowship in Health Services Research, Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina, 2013-2015; Associate Program Director: Decision Support Lab, Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2015-present; Deputy Director: Carolina Cancer Screening Initiative, Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, 2016-present; Research Assistant Professor: Division of General Medicine & Clinical Epidemiology, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, 2017-present.

Dr. Brenner’s research and clinical interests include colorectal cancer screening, lung cancer screening, implementation science, patient decision making, shared decision making, and data systems.

Selected Bibliography:

Malo TL, Correa SY, Moore AA, Ferrari RM, Leeman J, Brenner AT, Wheeler SB, Tan X, Reuland DS; Scaling Colorectal Cancer Screening Through Outreach, Referral, and Engagement (SCORE) Study Protocol Consortium. Centralized colorectal cancer screening outreach and patient navigation for vulnerable populations in North Carolina: study protocol for the SCORE randomized controlled trial. Implement Sci Commun. 2021 Oct 7;2(1):113. doi: 10.1186/s43058-021-00194-x. PMID: 34620250.

Clark SD, Reuland DS, Brenner AT, Pignone MP. What is the effect of a decision aid on knowledge, values and preferences for lung cancer screening? An online pre-post study. BMJ Open. 2021 Jul 9;11(7):e045160. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-045160. PubMed PMID: 34244253; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8273450.

Clark SD, Reuland DS, Brenner AT, Jonas DE. Does the inclusion of incidental findings information in a lung cancer screening decision aid affect screening intent? A randomized controlled trial. Society for General Internal Medicine. 2021 May; Virtual.

Jonas DE, Reuland DS, Reddy SM, Nagle M, Clark SD, Weber RP, Enyioha C, Malo TL, Brenner AT, Armstrong C, Coker-Schwimmer M, Middleton JC, Voisin C, Harris RP. Screening for Lung Cancer With Low-Dose Computed Tomography: Updated Evidence Report and Systematic Review for the US Preventive Services Task Force. JAMA. 2021 Mar 9;325(10):971-987. doi: 10.1001/jama.2021.0377. PubMed PMID: 33687468.

Wheeler SB, O’Leary MC, Rhode J, Yang JY, Drechsel R, Plescia M, Reuland DS, Brenner AT. Comparative cost-effectiveness of mailed fecal immunochemical testing (FIT)-based interventions for increasing colorectal cancer screening in the Medicaid population. Cancer. 2020 Sep 15;126(18):4197-4208. doi: 10.1002/cncr.32992. Epub 2020 Jul 20. PubMed PMID: 32686116.

Rhode J, James S, Wheeler SB, Baker D, Drechsel R, Faile L, Plescia M, Reuland DS, Wroth T, Brenner A. Facilitators and Barriers of a Health Department-based Mailed Fecal Testing Program. N C Med J. 2020 Sep-Oct;81(5):293-299. doi: 10.18043/ncm.81.5.293. PubMed PMID: 32900887.

Gupta S, Coronado GD, Argenbright K, Brenner AT, Castañeda SF, Dominitz JA, Green B, Issaka RB, Levin TR, Reuland DS, Richardson LC, Robertson DJ, Singal AG, Pignone M. Mailed fecal immunochemical test outreach for colorectal cancer screening: Summary of a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-sponsored Summit. CA Cancer J Clin. 2020 Jul;70(4):283-298. doi: 10.3322/caac.21615. Epub 2020 Jun 25. PubMed PMID: 32583884; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7523556.

Henderson LM, Benefield TS, Bearden SC, Reuland DS, Brenner AT, Goldstein AO, Throneburg A, Rivera MP. Changes in Physician Knowledge, Attitudes, Beliefs, and Practices regarding Lung Cancer Screening. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2019 Aug;16(8):1065-1069. doi: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.201812-867RL. PubMed PMID: 31075047; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6774750.

Sheridan SL, Donahue KE, Brenner AT. Beginning with high value care in mind: A scoping review and toolkit to support the content, delivery, measurement, and sustainment of high value care. Patient Educ Couns. 2019 Feb;102(2):238-252. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2018.05.014. Epub 2018 May 20. Review. PubMed PMID: 30553576.

Henderson LM, Marsh MW, Benefield TS, Jones LM, Reuland DS, Brenner AT, Goldstein AO, Molina PL, Maygarden SJ, Rivera MP. Opinions and Practices of Lung Cancer Screening by Physician Specialty. N C Med J. 2019 Jan-Feb;80(1):19-26. doi: 10.18043/ncm.80.1.19. PubMed PMID: 30622199; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6495571.

Reuland DS, Malo TL, Brenner AT. Shared Decision Making Rarely Happens for Lung Cancer Screening-Reply. JAMA Intern Med. 2019 Jan 1;179(1):122-123. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.6986. PubMed PMID: 30615085.

Click here for a list of publications on PubMed.

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