Alison Brenner

Alison Brenner is a UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center member and a Assistant Professor in the UNC Division of General Internal Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology and Associate Director for Research with the Decision Support Lab at the Cecil Sheps Center for Health Services Research.

PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Division of General Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology
Cancer Prevention and Control

Area of interest

My research interests include development and implementation of interventions aimed at improving delivery of appropriate preventive services in primary care, with a particular emphasis on cancer screening and shared decision-making. I am a co-investigator under PI Dr. Reuland on a pragmatic randomized controlled trial looking at the effect of a patient decision aid combined with patient navigation on colorectal cancer screening completion at safety-net clinics serving predominately Latino patients. I also served as co-investigator under Dr. Reuland on a multi-disciplinary effort to develop the policies, tools, and processes necessary for a high-quality lung cancer screening program. Currently, I am co-principal investigator, along with Co-I Dr. Wheeler, of a study to test the effectiveness, feasibility, and cost-effectiveness of a mailed reminder plus FIT screening program in a population of Medicaid enrollees in North Carolina. Finally, as co-investigator with the Comprehensive Cancer Control Collaborative of North Carolina (4CNC), a member of the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network, I work with Co-I Dr. Rohweder and others to enhance services for preventing cancer, detecting cancer at earlier stages, and improving treatment outcomes in communities across North Carolina.