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Katrina Armstrong, MD, MSCE

Adjunct Professor of Medicine
Department: Medicine

Contact information
Department of Medicine
Massachusetts General Hospital
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114
Office: 6177268447
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, 2014.
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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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