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Carrie N. Klabunde

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Carrie Klabunde, PhD, is an Epidemiologist in the Health Services and Economics Branch of the Applied Research Program. She has held this position since 1997. Prior to that, she was an NCI Cancer Prevention Fellow. She has also served as staff assistant to the North Carolina Advisory Committee on Cancer Coordination and Control, as assistant director for ambulatory care at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, and as management engineer with the Hillsborough County Hospital Authority in Tampa.

Dr. Klabunde received her PhD in Health Policy and Management from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and MHS and MBA degrees in Health Services Administration from the University of Florida. Currently, she conducts research to evaluate the organization and delivery of cancer care, with an emphasis on cancer screening delivery in primary care practice. She has expertise in designing and implementing probability sample surveys that assess health care provider knowledge, attitudes, recommendations, and practices regarding various aspects of cancer control. She has directed state and national surveys on a variety of cancer screening topics, and is the NCI scientific coordinator for the Cancer Control Supplement to the National Health Interview Survey. She co-manages the NCI-sponsored International Cancer Screening Network. She also is responsible for an extramural research program to improve the utilization, delivery, and outcomes of colorectal cancer screening in the US. She received NIH Merit Awards in 2000, 2004, and 2009 for her work in cancer screening. She has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals on a variety of cancer control topics, particularly the utilization and delivery of colorectal cancer screening in the US.

Last Modified: 11 Apr 2014