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Daniel S. Reuland

MD, MPH, Professor, Medicine, UNC-Chapel Hill, Cancer Prevention and Control

Professor, Medicine
Carolina Cancer Screening Initiative
UNC-Chapel Hill
Cancer Prevention and Control


Reuland is a professor of medicine at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology. He attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University and did his internal medicine residency at Yale – New Haven Hospital. He practiced and taught internal medicine for 11 years (including 4 years with the U.S. Indian Health Service) before deciding to focus on research and enter a post-doctoral fellowship at the UNC Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research. He completed the fellowship and MPH degree at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health in 2008, after which he rejoined the UNC faculty as a health services researcher. His research interests include developing, testing, and implementing interventions aimed at improving clinical communication, decision making, and health behaviors within primary care practice and health systems. Much of his work aims to enhance our understanding of how to make cancer screening more appropriate, patient-centered, and effective.

Areas of Interest

His primary areas of inquiry are in cancer prevention and control, though he collaborates on studies in other disease areas. He is currently principal investigator of a multi-site, clinical trial funded by an American Cancer Society Research Scholar Grant testing a colorectal cancer screening intervention in safety net care settings in North Carolina and New Mexico. He recently led a multi-disciplinary effort to develop policies, processes, and tools needed for appropriate implementation of lung cancer screening within the UNC Health Care System, and he is PI on intramural (pilot) research grants to develop and test lung cancer screening decision support tools. Reuland is the Director of the Carolina Cancer Screening Initiative, supported by the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and University Cancer Research Fund, which focuses on improving the delivery of evidence-based cancer screening in North Carolina. He also serves as Director of Expanding Networks for Latinos through Community Engagement within the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute.

Reuland holds appointments in the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Care Center – Cancer Prevention and Control Program, Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, and the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute.

Awards and Honors

  • Director, Carolina Cancer Screening Initiative, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, 2016
  • Director, Expanding Networks for Latinos through Community Engagement (ENLaCE) Initiative, Community Engagement Core, NC Translational & Clinical Sciences Institute, 2011
  • Associate member, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, 2010
  • Co-chair, Health Disparities Scientific Abstract Review Committee; Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) 2011 Annual National Meeting, 2010-2011
  • Appointed Research Fellow, Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2010
  • Recipient of American Cancer Society’s Cancer Control Career Development Award (CCCDA) for Primary Care Physicians, 2009-2012
  • Nominee, Graduate School Impact Award, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2009
  • Member, UNC Program on Health Literacy (Darren DeWalt, MD, MPH, Director), 2008
  • Co-director, UNC Center for Latino Health, 2007
  • University of North Carolina, K30 Scholar, 2006-2008
  • Co-director, Comprehensive Advanced Medical Program of Spanish (CAMPOS), School of Medicine, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2004
  • Johns Hopkins University, Finalist, Medical Student Research Award, 1991
  • University of Michigan, Honors Program, Phi Beta Kappa, Otto Graf Award Finalist, 1986

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