Dawn Provenzale, MD MS - Durham Center of Innovation to ADAPT
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Dawn Provenzale, MD MS

 


Dawn Provenzale, MD MS 

 

Dr. Provenzale is the Director of the Cooperative Studies Program Epidemiology Center- Durham (CSPEC).  She is a professor of medicine, and the Director of GI Outcomes Research at Duke University.  She heads a research program that integrates observational research, and measurement of patient-centered outcomes in gastrointestinal cancer screening, surveillance and quality of care.  New research initiatives focus on genetic epidemiology, health services genomics in gastroenterology and gastrointestinal cancer.

EDUCATION:

  • 1973-1976 Elementary Education, State University of NY, Stony Brook, NY
  • 1976-1978 BS Nursing, Cornell University NY Hospital School of Nursing, New York, NY
  • 1980-1984 MD, Albany Medical College, Albany, NY
  • 1984-1987 Internship/Residency, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
  • 1987-1990 Fellow, Gastroenterology, New England Medical Center, Boston, MA
  • 1989-1991 Fellow, Clinical Decision Making, New England Medical Center, Boston, MA
  • 1990-1991 Research Fellow, Bourne Foundation, Tufts University, Boston, MA
  • 1991 MSc Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA

PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • 1990-1992 Assistant Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
  • 1990-1992 Staff Physician, Boston Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Boston, MA
  • 1990-1992 Associate Faculty, Clinical Decision Making, New England Medical Center, Boston, MA
  • 1992-1999 Assistant Professor of Medicine, Duke University, Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Durham, NC
  • 1992-Present Director of Outcomes Research in Gastroenterology, Duke University, Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Durham, NC
  • 1992–Present Assistant Research Professor, Clinical Center for Health Policy Research, Duke University, Durham, NC
  • 1992–Present Research Associate, Health Services Research and Development, Durham VAMC, Durham, NC (Career Development Awardee 1993-1997)
  • 1997-2000 Senior Research Associate, Health Services and Development, Durham VAMC, Durham, NC
  • 1999–2002 Associate Professor of Medicine, Duke University, Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Durham, NC
  • 2002-2009 Associate Professor of Medicine with Tenure, Duke University, Department of Medicine, Durham, NC
  • 2005-Present Director, Cooperative Studies Program Epidemiology Center- Durham (CSPEC), VAMC, Durham, NC
  • 2010-Present Professor of Medicine with Tenure, Duke University, Department of Medicine, Durham, NC

AWARDS AND HONORS:

  • 1976 Graduation with High Honors, SUNY Stony Brook
  • 1978 Graduation with "Distinction", Cornell University
  • 1982 Member, Alpha Omega Alpha, Medical Honor Society
  • 1984 S. Oakley Vanderpol Award for Excellence in Clinical Medicine, Albany Medical College
  • 1989 Glaxo Gastroenterology Fellow Travel Award
  • 1990 North American Conference of Gastroenterology Fellows Award
  • 1993-1997 Career Development Award, Health Services Research and Development, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • 1994 Young Scholars Award, World Congresses of Gastroenterology
  • 1997 American College of Gastroenterology Auxiliary Award - Best Scientific Paper
  • 1998-2000 Chair, Systematic Review, Gastroenterologist vs Generalist - Federated Society of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
  • 1999 American College of Gastroenterology Governors Award for Excellence in Clinical Research – Best Scientific Paper
  • 2001 American College of Gastroenterology Governors Award for Excellence in Clinical Research – Best Scientific Paper
  • 2003 Glaxo Institute for Digestive Health – Dedicated to Public Research and Public Education Award for Healthcare Advancement
  • 2008 AGA Foundation’s 2008 Outstanding AGA Women in Science

RECENTLY FUNDED RESEARCH:

VA Funded Studies
Role: Director
Title: Cooperative Studies Program Epidemiology Center- Durham (CSPEC)  
Source: CSP 602
Dates: November 1997-September 2013

Role: Co-Investigator (Dominitz, Robertson, PI’s)
Title: Colonoscopy vs. Fecal Immunochemical Test in Reducing Mortality from Colorectal Cancer (CONFIRM) (CSP #577)
Source: VA
Dates: February 2012-January 2026

Role: Principal Investigator
Title: CSP 585 Pilot Study to Develop a Gulf War Era Cohort and Biorepository
Source: VA
Dates: February 2011-January 2014

Role: Principal Investigator
Title: Incorporating Genomics into Routine Clinical Care for Veterans with Colon Cancer
Source: IIR 09-350
Dates: January 2010-April 2013

Role: Co-Investigator (Scheuner, PI)
Title: Determinants of Adoption & Delivery of Genomic Medicine in VHA
Source: VA IBD 09-101
Dates: October 2009-September 2012

Non-VA Funded Studies
Role: Principal Investigator
Title: Cancer Care Outcomes Research and Surveillance (CanCORS) Consortium
Source: NCI/Dana Farber Contract  2U01CA093344
Dates: September 2009-August 2012

View Dr. Provenzale's PubMed Link to see her publications