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Assistant Professor
Division of General Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology
School of Medicine 

Alison Brenner is the Deputy Director of the Carolina Cancer Screening Initiative, an associate member of the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, and a Research Fellow at the Sheps Center and HPDP. She is serving as MPI of the Comprehensive Cancer Control Collaborative, NC (4CNC) (2019-2025), a National Cancer Institute/CDC-funded center that works with seven other centers nationwide to advance D&I science. Dr. Brenner’s research focuses on improving implementation of guideline recommended cancer screening in primary care. She focuses, in particular, on colorectal cancer screening among vulnerable populations, including safety-net care settings, racial/ethnic minority populations, and rural populations. She is interested in the use of clinical data and data systems to improve cancer screening. Currently, she is a co-investigator on the Beau Biden Cancer Moonshot Initiative/National Cancer Institute funded SCORE project, which focuses on improving CRC screening in Federally Qualified Health Centers in North Carolina through a centralized mailed FIT outreach program (PI Reuland, 2018-2023). She is also PI of a project working with the state Health Information Exchange with the goal of centralizing clinical data around CRC screening (PI Brenner, 2019-2020). 

Dr. Brenner completed her MPH at UNC Chapel Hill and her PhD in Health Services at the University of Washington in Seattle.