Alison T. 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
Research Assistant Professor, Division of General Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology
UNC-Chapel Hill
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 have expertise in development and testing of patient decision aids and in using clinical data systems to improve implementation of cancer screening. My particular cancer prevention topics of interest are colorectal, lung, and prostate cancer screening, and I particularly focus on vulnerable or rural populations and/or those with substantial disparities in cancer screening uptake.

Awards and Honors

  • 1UG3CA233251-01 (Reuland) 9/30/2018 – 9/20/2023 20% National Institutes of Health $535,293
  • 3P30CA016086-42S5 (Earp/Site PI: Reuland) 9/17/2018 – 11/30/2019 15% National Cancer Institute $61,042