Division of General Internal Medicine

Division of General Internal Medicine
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Katrina Armstrong, MD, MSCE

Adjunct Professor of Medicine
Director of Research, FOCUS on the Health and Leadership of Women, University of Pennsylvania
Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics
Co- Director, Cancer Prevention and Control Program, Abramson Cancer Center, University of Pennsylvania
Associate Director, Abramson Cancer Center, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Co-Director, Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, University of Pennsylvania
Director, Masters of Science in Health Policy Research
Division Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Department: Medicine

Contact information
Department of Medicine
General Internal Medicine
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
423 Guardian Drive
1220 Blockley Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6021
Office: 215-898-0957
B.A. (Architecture)
Yale University, 1986.
M.D. (Medicine)
Johns Hopkins University, 1991.
M.S.C.E. (Clinical Epidemiology)
University of Pennsylvania, 1998.
Post-Graduate Training
Resident in Internal Medicine, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1991-1994.
Chief Resident, Department of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1995-1996.
Primary Care Physician Scientist Fellow, Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 1996-1998.
American Board of Internal Medicine, 1994.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

medical decision making, genetic testing for breast cancer (BRCA1/2)

Selected Publications

Armstrong K, Schwartz JS, Randall TC, Rubin SR, Weber BL: Hormone replacement therapy and life expectancy after prophylactic oophorectomy and in women with BRCA 1/2 mutations. Journal of Clinical Oncology 22: 1045-1054, 2004.

Peters N, Rose A, Armstrong K, : The association between race and attitudes about predictive genetic testing Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention 13: 361--365, 2004.

Armstrong K, Weber BL, Asch DA : Life Insurance Purchasing by Women at Increased Risk for Breast Cancer: Is Adverse Selection a Plausible Threat? American Journal of Medical Genetics 3(120A): 359-364, 2003.

Moran S, Glazier G, Armstrong K: Women Smokers Perceptions of smoking related health risks. Journal of Women's Health 4(2): 363-371, 2003.

Armstrong K, Weber B, Stofer J, Calzone K, Putt M, Coyne J, Schwartz JS: Early use of clinical BRCA 1/2 testing: Associations with race and breast cancer risk. American Journal of Medical Genetics 117: 154-160, 2003.

Moran S, Thorndike AN, Armstrong K, Rignotti NA: Physicians missed opportunities to address tobacco use during prenatal care. Nicotine and Tobacco Research 5: 363-368, 2003.

Coyne JC, Kruss L, Racioppo M, Calzone KA, Armstrong K: What do ratings of cancer specific distress mean among women at high risk of breast and ovarian cancer. American Journal of Medical Ethics 3(116): 222-228, 2003.

Randall TC, Armstrong K: Differences in treatment and outcome between african american and caucasian women with endometrial cancer. Journal of Clinical Oncology 21: 4200-4206, 2003.

Armstrong K, Schwartz JS, FitzGerald G: Effect of framing as gain vs. loss on hypothetical treatment choices: survival and mortality curves. Medical Decision Making 21: 76-83, 2002.

Cox M, Schwartz S, Metlay J, Armstrong K, Shea J. : Third Annual Meeting of the Undergraduate Medical Education for the 21st Century (UME-21) Project: Teaching the foundations of population-based medicine. AAMC UME Meeting March 2001.

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