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:
Dougherty MK, Brenner AT, Crockett SD, Gupta S, Wheeler SB, Coker-Schwimmer M, Cubillos L, Malo T, Reuland DS. Evaluation of Interventions Intended to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates in the United States: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. JAMA Intern Med. 2018 Dec 1;178(12):1645-1658. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.4637. PubMed PMID: 30326005.

Brenner AT, Malo TL, Margolis M, Elston Lafata J, James S, Vu MB, Reuland DS. Evaluating Shared Decision Making for Lung Cancer Screening. JAMA Intern Med. 2018 Oct 1;178(10):1311-1316. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.3054. PubMed PMID: 30105393; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6233759.

Brenner AT, Rhode J, Yang JY, Baker D, Drechsel R, Plescia M, Reuland DS, Wroth T, Wheeler SB. Comparative effectiveness of mailed reminders with and without fecal immunochemical tests for Medicaid beneficiaries at a large county health department: A randomized controlled trial. Cancer. 2018 Aug;124(16):3346-3354. doi: 10.1002/cncr.31566. Epub 2018 Jul 13. PubMed PMID: 30004577.

Reuland DS, Brenner AT, Hoffman R, McWilliams A, Rhyne RL, Getrich C, Tapp H, Weaver MA, Callan D, Cubillos L, Urquieta de Hernandez B, Pignone MP. Effect of Combined Patient Decision Aid and Patient Navigation vs Usual Care for Colorectal Cancer Screening in a Vulnerable Patient Population: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Intern Med. 2017 Jul 1;177(7):967-974. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.1294. Erratum in: JAMA Intern Med. 2017 Jul 1;177(7):1062. PubMed PMID: 28505217; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5710456.

Brenner AT, Hoffman R, McWilliams A, Pignone MP, Rhyne RL, Tapp H, Weaver MA, Callan D, de Hernandez BU, Harbi K, Reuland DS. Colorectal Cancer Screening in Vulnerable Patients: Promoting Informed and Shared Decisions. Am J Prev Med. 2016 Oct;51(4):454-62. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2016.03.025. Epub 2016 May 27. PubMed PMID: 27242081; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5501711.

Wernli KJ, Brenner AT, Rutter CM, Inadomi JM. Risks Associated With Anesthesia Services During Colonoscopy. Gastroenterology. 2016 Apr;150(4):888-94; quiz e18. doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2015.12.018. Epub 2015 Dec 18. PubMed PMID: 26709032; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4887133.

Cubillos L, Brenner AT, Birchard K, Henderson LM, Molina PL, Pignone M, Ratner S, Rivera MP, Jones L, Reuland DS. Multidisciplinary quality improvement initiative to standardize reporting of lung cancer screening. Transl Lung Cancer Res. 2018 Sep;7(Suppl 3):S297-S301. doi: 10.21037/tlcr.2018.09.08. PubMed PMID: 30393627; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6193896.

Reuland DS, Cubillos L, Brenner AT, Harris RP, Minish B, Pignone MP. A pre-post study testing a lung cancer screening decision aid in primary care. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2018 Jan 12;18(1):5. doi: 10.1186/s12911-018-0582-1. PubMed PMID: 29325548; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5765651.

Brenner AT, Cubillos L, Birchard K, Doyle-Burr C, Eick J, Henderson L, Jones L, Massaro M, Minish B, Molina P, Pignone M, Ratner S, Rivera MP, Reuland DS. Improving the Implementation of Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines at an Academic Primary Care Practice. J Healthc Qual. 2018 Jan/Feb;40(1):27-35. doi: 10.1097/JHQ.0000000000000089. PubMed PMID: 28885238.

Zeliadt SB, Hoffman RM, Birkby G, Eberth JM, Brenner AT, Reuland DS, Flocke SA. Challenges Implementing Lung Cancer Screening in Federally Qualified Health Centers. Am J Prev Med. 2018 Apr;54(4):568-575. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2018.01.001. Epub 2018 Feb 21. PubMed PMID: 29429606.

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