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The Carolina Cancer Screening Initiative’s mission is to improve the delivery of evidence-based cancer screening to reduce cancer burden among North Carolinians.


Our Expertise is Interdisciplinary

CCSI has a highly-trained team of health service researchers, epidemiologists, and experts in geospatial analysis and modeling who are dedicated to strengthening the quality of cancer screening in clinical practices. CCSI’s Director, Dr. Dan Reuland, is a general internist and an expert in developing and implementing cancer screening interventions in clinical settings with emphases on informed and shared decision making and vulnerable patient populations.

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CCSI Affiliated Members


Veronica Carlisle, MPH, CHES

Seth Crockett, MD, MPH

Michael Dougherty, MD

Leah Frerichs, PhD

Jennifer Lafata, PhD

Jennifer Leeman, DrPh, MDIV

Michael Pignone, MD, MPH

Catherine Rohweder, DrPh

Anissa Vines, PhD

Bryan Weiner, PhD


Community Partners


ACS is a nationwide voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer.

Related Projects: OPCIONES (funder), NC Colorectal Cancer Stakeholder Engagement & Implementation


Area L AHEC’s mission is to meet the health and health workforce needs of Edgecombe, Halifax, Nash, Northampton, and Wilson counties by providing educational programs and services that bridge academic institutions and communities to improve the health of the people of North Carolina with a focus on underserved populations.

Related Project: NC Colorectal Cancer Stakeholder Engagement & Screening Implementation in Northeast NC


The Mecklenburg County Health Department works to promote and protect the public’s health.

Related Project: Mailed FIT


RCCHC is a Federally Qualified Health Center that provides patient centered, high quality, compassionate healthcare responsive to the diverse needs of residents of Hertford and surrounding counties.

Related Project: NC Colorectal Cancer Engagement & Screening Implementation


The North Carolina American Indian Health Board focuses on promoting quality health care and healthy lifestyles within American Indian families and communities in North Carolina through research, education and advocacy.

Related Project: CRC Screening in American Indians


The Coharie Intra-Tribal Council, Inc. currently governs the Coharie Tribe.

Related Project: Colorectal Cancer Screening in American Indians


Community Care of North Carolina (CCNC) is a primary care case management health care plan for a majority of Medicaid beneficiaries in North Carolina. The program aid category determines if a beneficiary is mandatory, optional or exempted from CCNC.

Related Project: Mailed FIT


The North Carolina Colorectal Cancer Roundtable consists of a group of organizations committed to reducing the burden of colorectal cancer in North Carolina through prevention and early detection.

Related Project: NC Colorectal Cancer Engagement & Screening Implementation


The Colon Cancer Coalition’s mission is to empower local communities to promote prevention and early detection of colon cancer and to provide support to those affected.

Related Project: Mailed FIT-RCCHC


The Western North Carolina Screening Initiative (WNC-CRCSI) provides CRC screening to uninsured, low income patients between ages of 50-75. WNC-CRCSI utilizes stool based testing with FIT, provided at community health centers. Positive FIT test patients receive colonoscopy provided with no out of pocket cost.

Related Projects: Evaluation of the Western North Carolina Screening Initiative