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, Medical Senate Faculty, Perelman School of Medicine
Associate Director, Penn Implementation Science Center, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics
Elected Member, Faculty Senate Executive Committee, Office of the Provost, University of Pennsylvania
Deputy Director for Research, Penn Center for Cancer Care Innovation (PC3I)
Department: Family Medicine and Community Health

Contact information
Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
51 North 39th Street
PPMC - Mutch 707
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-662-9147
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; mixed-methods research; clinical epidemiology; implementation science

Selected Publications

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

Chaiyachati KH, Beidas RS, Lane-Fall MB, Rendle KA, Shelton RC, Kaufman EJ: Weaving Equity into the Fabric of Medical Research. J Gen Intern Med 37(8): 2067-2069, Jun 2022.

Wainwright JV, Mehta SJ, Clifton A, Bocage C, Ogden SN, Cohen S, Rendle KA.: Persistent Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Completion Amid Centralized Outreach: A Mixed Methods Study. Am J Health Promot 36(4): 697-705, May 2022.

Rendle KA, Ramogola-Masire D, Monare B, Ogden SN, Toneff HK, Saia CA, Wainwright JV, Friebel-Klingner TM, Bazzett-Matabele L, Bhatia R, Bonner N, Ralefala TB, Vuylsteke P, Luckett R, Grover S: Patient perspectives on delays in cervical cancer screening and follow-up care in Botswana: A mixed methods study. BMC Womens Health 22(1), May 2022.

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.: Racial Disparities in Adherence to Annual Lung Cancer Screening and Recommended Follow-up Care: A Multicenter Cohort Study. Ann Am Thorac Soc Feb 2022.

Clifton ABW, Mehta SJ, Wainwright JV, Ogden SN, Saia CA, Rendle KA.: Exploring Why Financial Incentives Fail to Affect At-home Colorectal Cancer Screening: a Mixed Methods Study. J Gen Intern Med Epub ahead of print, Jan 2022.

Rendle KA, Beidas RS.: Four strategic areas to advance equitable implementation of evidence-based practices in cancer care. Transl Behav Med 11: 1980-1988, Nov 2021.

Gorman JR, Drizin JH, Al-Ghadban FA, Rendle KA: Adaptation and feasibility of a multimodal mindfulness-based intervention to promote sexual health in cancer survivorship. Transl Behav Med 11(10): 1885-1895, Oct 2021.

Ritzwoller DP, Meza R, Carroll NM, Blum-Barnett E, Burnett-Hartman AN, Greenlee RT, Honda SA, Neslund-Dudas C, Rendle KA, Vachani A.: Evaluation of Population-Level Changes Associated With the 2021 US Preventive Services Task Force Lung Cancer Screening Recommendations in Community-Based Health Care Systems. JAMA Netw Open 4: e2128176, Oct 2021.

Ogden SN, Leskinen EA, Sarma EA, Wainwright JV, Rendle KA: Effects of Message Framing on Cervical Cancer Screening Knowledge and Intentions Related to Primary HPV Testing. Cancer Prev Res (Phila) 14(9): 839-844, Sep 2021.

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