Katharine A. Rendle, PhD, MSW, MPH

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Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health
Associate Director, Mixed Methods Research Lab, Department of Family Medicine & Community Health
Full Member, Abramson Cancer Center, Cancer Control Program
Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute
Elected Member, Faculty Senate Executive Committee, Office of the Provost, University of Pennsylvania
Deputy Director for Research, Penn Center for Cancer Care Innovation (PC3I)
Director of Cancer Implementation Research, Penn Implementation Science Center, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics
Secretary-Elect, Medical Faculty Senate, Perelman School of Medicine
Department: Family Medicine and Community Health

Contact information
Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
3600 Civic Center Blvd, 8th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-349-5442
BA (Anthropology)
University of California, 2004.
MSW (Social Policy & Evaluation)
University of Michigan, 2007.
MA (Anthropology)
University of Michigan, 2008.
PhD (Social Work & Anthropology)
University of Michigan, 2014.
MPH (Epidemiology)
University of California, 2015.
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Description of Research Expertise

cancer prevention and care; healthcare delivery research; implementation science; mixed-methods research; clinical epidemiology; pragmatic trials; global health

Selected Publications

Meng A, Majeed A, Shusted CS, Steltz J, Rendle KA, Kane GC, Barta JA, Vachani A: Incidental thyroid findings in low-dose computed tomographic scans for lung cancer screening: Prevalence and subsequent evaluation. 2023 American Thoracic Society International Conference (Washington, DC) May 2023.

Kim RY, Vickers AJ, Rendle KA, Mitra N, Stelz J, Yee C, Dibardino DM, Vachani A: Theoretical net benefit of a radiomics-based computer aided diagnosis tool for risk stratification of pulmonary nodules. 2023 American Thoracic Society International Conference (Washington, DC) May 2023.

Rendle KA, Steltz J, Cohen S, Saia CA, Wainwright JV, Vachani A: Using telehealth strategies to increase shared decision making for lung cancer screening: A pilot randomized controlled trial. 2023 American Thoracic Society International Conference (Washington, DC) May 2023.

Burnett-Harman A, Rendle KA, Saia C, Greenlee RT, Carroll N, Honda SA, Hixon BP, Kim RY, Neslund-Dudas C, Oshiro C, Wain K, Ritzwoller DP, Vachani A: Lung cancer yield among those undergoing lung cancer screening in community-based healthcare systems. 47th Annual American Society of Preventive Oncology Conference (San Diego, CA) March 2023 Notes: Platform presentation.

Kim RY, Rendle KA, Mitra N, Saia CA, Neslund-Dudas C, Greenlee RT, Burnett-Hartman AN, Honda SA, Simoff MJ, Schapira MM, Croswell JM, Meza R, Ritzwoller DP, Vachani A.: Socioeconomic Status as a Mediator of Racial Disparity in Annual Lung Cancer Screening Adherence. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 207: 777-780, Mar 2023.

Rendle KA, Vachani A.: Patient-Oriented Tools for Communicating Lung Cancer Screening Results: The First of Many Critical Components. Chest 163(3): 477-478, Mar 2023.

Selby K, Sedki M, Levine E, Kamineni A, Green BB, Vachani A, Haas JS, Ritzwoller DP, Croswell JM, Ohikere K, Doria-Rose VP, Rendle KA, Chubak J, Lafata JE, Inadomi J, Corley DA.: Test performance metrics for breast, cervical, colon and lung cancer screening: a systematic review. J Natl Cancer Inst Feb 2023.

Haghighi B, Horng H, Noël PB, Cohen EA, Pantalone L, Vachani A, Rendle KA, Wainwright J, Saia C, Shinohara RT, Barbosa EM Jr, Kontos D.: Radiomic phenotyping of the lung parenchyma in a lung cancer screening cohort. Sci Rep 13: 2040, Feb 2023.

Burnett-Hartman AN, Carroll NM, Croswell JM, Greenlee RT, Honda SA, Neslund-Dudas CM, Kim RY, Rendle KA, Vachani A, Ritzwoller DP.: Percentage Up to Date With Chest Computed Tomography Among Those Eligible for Lung Cancer Screening. Am J Prev Med Jan 2023.

Gorman JR, Drizin JH, Smith E, Corey S, Temple M, Rendle KA: Feasibility of Mindful After Cancer: Pilot study of a virtual mindfulness-based intervention for sexual health in cancer survivorship. J Sex Med 19(7), July 2022

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