PhD Program in Public & Community Health

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Ann Butler Nattinger, MD, MPH

Photo of Ann B. Nattinger, MD, PhDProfessor of Medicine and Health Services Research
Chief, General Internal Medicine
Lady Riders Professor of Breast Cancer Research
Director, Center for Patient Care and Outcomes Research


Ann Nattinger has broad experience in health services research including use of various survey methods and analysis of administrative data, Medicare claims and tumor registry data. A nationally recognized cancer health services researcher, Dr. Nattinger's extensive research work includes studying treatment of breast cancer patients, therapy treatment options, physician communication with patients, the utilization of screening tests -- where she developed strategies practitioners can use to improve the utilization of screening mammography by their patients -- and the development and use of videotapes for aiding patients in medical decision making. She is experienced in studying disparities in care, geographic variations in treatment, quality of life issues, the effect of health policy at the legislative level on the treatment patients will seek, and research methodology. Dr. Nattinger has been the recipient of a number of grants funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Defense.


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