Katharine A. Rendle, PhD, MSW, MPH

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Associate 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

George J, Tuli S, Patel PP, Monare B, Ramogola-Masire D, Bazzett-Matabele L, Bvochora-Nsingo M, Chiyapo S, Ralefala T, Vuylsteke P, Rendle KA, Grover S: Delays in cervical cancer treatment initiation for patients living with or without HIV in Botswana: An observational cohort analysis (2015-2019). Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys Mar 2024 Notes: Rendle and Grover (co-Senior authors).

Rendle KA, Saia CA, Vachani A, Burnett-Hartman AN, Doria-Rose VP, Beucker S, Neslund-Dudas C, Oshiro C, Kim RY, Elston-Lafata J, Honda SA, Ritzwoller D, Wainwright JV, Mitra N, Greenlee RT: Rates of Downstream Procedures and Complications Associated With Lung Cancer Screening in Routine Clinical Practice : A Retrospective Cohort Study. Ann Intern Med 177(1): 18-28, Jan 2024.

McCarthy AM, Fernandez Perez C, Beidas RS, Bekelman JE, Blumenthal D, Mack E, Bauer AM, Ehsan S, Conant EF, Wheeler BC, Guerra CE, Nunes LW, Gabriel P, Doucette A, Wileyto EP, Buttenheim AM, Asch DA, Rendle KA, Shelton RC, Fayanju OM, Ware S, Plag M, Hyland S, Gionta T, Shulman LN, Schnoll R.: Protocol for a pragmatic stepped wedge cluster randomized clinical trial testing behavioral economic implementation strategies to increase supplemental breast MRI screening among patients with extremely dense breasts. Implement Sci 18: 65, Nov 2023.

Van Pelt AE, Bonafide CP, Rendle KA, Wolk C, Shea JA, Bettencourt A, Beidas RS, & Lane-Fall MB: Evaluation of a brief virtual implementation science training program: The Penn Implementation Science Institute Implement Sci Commun 4(1): 131, Nov 2023.

Symecko H, Schnoll R, Beidas RS, Bekelman JE, Blumenthal D, Bauer AM, Gabriel P, Boisseau L, Doucette A, Powers J, Cappadocia J, McKenna DB, Richardville R, Cuff L, Offer R, Clement EG, Buttenheim AM, Asch DA, Rendle KA, Shelton RC, Fayanju OM, Wileyto EP, Plag M, Ware S, Shulman LN, Nathanson KL, Domchek SM.: Protocol to evaluate sequential electronic health record-based strategies to increase genetic testing for breast and ovarian cancer risk across diverse patient populations in gynecology practices. Implement Sci 18: 57, Nov 2023.

Bilger A, Plenn E, Barg FK, Rendle KA, Carter WB, Lamour-Harrington A, Jones N, Peterson B, Sauceda JA, Tebas P, Mounzer K, Metzger D, Montaner LJ, Dubé K.: Participant experiences in HIV cure-directed trial with an extended analytical treatment interruption in Philadelphia, United States. HIV Res Clin Pract 24: 2267825, Oct 2023.

Jenssen BP, Schnoll R, Beidas RS, Bekelman J, Bauer AM, Evers-Casey S, Fisher T, Scott C, Nicoloso J, Gabriel P, Asch DA, Buttenheim AM, Chen J, Melo J, Grant D, Horst M, Oyer R, Shulman LN, Clifton ABW, Lieberman A, Salam T, Rendle KA, Chaiyachati KH, Shelton RC, Fayanju O, Wileyto EP, Ware S, Blumenthal D, Ragusano D, Leone FT.: Cluster Randomized Pragmatic Clinical Trial Testing Behavioral Economic Implementation Strategies to Improve Tobacco Treatment for Patients With Cancer Who Smoke. J Clin Oncol 41: 4511-4521, Oct 2023.

Neslund-Dudas C, Tang A, Alleman E, Zarins KR, Li P, Simoff MJ, Lafata JE, Rendle KA, Hartman ANB, Honda SA, Oshiro C, Olaiya O, Greenlee RT, Vachani A, Ritzwoller DP.: Uptake of Lung Cancer Screening CT After a Provider Order for Screening in the PROSPR-Lung Consortium. J Gen Intern Med Oct 2023.

Burnett-Hartman AN, Powers JD, Hixon BP, Carroll NM, Frankland TB, Honda SA, Saia C, Rendle KA, Greenlee RT, Neslund-Dudas C, Zheng Y, Vachani A, Ritzwoller DP.: Development of an Electronic Health Record-Based Algorithm for Predicting Lung Cancer Screening Eligibility in the Population-Based Research to Optimize the Screening Process Lung Research Consortium. JCO Clin Cancer Inform Sep 2023.

Barta JA, Erkmen CP, Shusted CS, Myers RE, Saia C, Cohen S, Wainwright J, Zeigler-Johnson C, Dako F, Wender R, Kane GC, Vachani A, Rendle KA.: The Philadelphia Lung Cancer Learning Community: a multi-health-system, citywide approach to lung cancer screening. JNCI Cancer Spectr 7: pkad071, Aug 2023.

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