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Marilyn M. Schapira, MD, MPH

Professor of Medicine at the Veteran's Administration Medical Center
Staff Physician, Philadelphia Veterans Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA
Director of General Internal Medicine Fellowship Program, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Department: Medicine

Contact information
Division of General Internal Medicine
1316 Blockley Hall
423 Guardian Drive
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215 898 2022
BS (Biology)
Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH, 1981.
MPH (Health Planning and Administration)
University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI, 1986.
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 1986.
Post-Graduate Training
Intern in Internal Medicine, Emory University and Affiliated Hospitals Program, Atlanta, GA, 1986-1988.
Resident in Internal Medicine, Moses Cone Memorial Hospital Affiliate, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC, 1988-1989.
Fellow in General Internal Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, 1989-1990.
Fellow in General Internal Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), Milwaukee, WI, 1990-1992.
Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program for Women, Drexel University College of Medicine, 2010-2011.
American Board of Internal Medicine (Diplomat) , 1989.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

General Internal Medicine
Women's Health

Description of Research Expertise

Shared decision making
Risk communication
Health literacy
Health numeracy

Selected Publications

Schapira MM, Hubbard RA, Seitz HH, Conant EF, Schnall M, Cappella JN, Harrington T, Inge C, Armstrong K: The Impact of a Breast Cancer Screening Decision Aid on Initiation of Screening among Younger Women: Report of a Randomized Trial. MDM Policy Pract 4(1), Jan 2019.

Schapira MM, Fletcher KE, Ganschow PG, Jacobs AJ, Walker CM, Smallwood A, Gil D, Faghri, A, Kong A, Yen T, McDunn S, Marcus E, Neuner JM. : Improving Communication in Breast Cancer Treatment Consultation: Use of a Computer Test of Health Numeracy. Journal of Women's Health 2019 Notes: Accepted for Publication, Anticipated Date of Print Publication October 2019.

Sterling MR, Silva AF, Robbins L, Dargar SK, Schapira MM, Safford MM. : Let's talk numbers: a qualitative study of community-dwelling US adults to understand the role of numeracy in the management of heart failure. BMJ Open 8(9), Sept 2018.

Weissman GE, Yadav KN, Madden V, Courtright KR, Hart JL, Asch DA, Schapira MM, Halpern SD. : Numeracy and understanding of quantitative aspects of predictive models: A pilot study. Applied Clinical Informatics 9(3): 683-692, July 2018.

Aysola J, Schapira MM, Huo H, Werner RM.: Organizational processes and patient experiences in the patient-centered medical home. Med Care 56 (6): 497-504, Jun 2018.

Schapira MM, Rodriguez KL, Kaminstein D, Chhatre S, Kravetz J, Bastian LA, Onur A, Shea J, Prigge J, Villegas J, Hruska KL, Fraenkel L. : Implementation of lung cancer screening decision support in the VA: Where providers and patients thinking converges and diverges. Presented at the Society of General Internal Medicine Annual Meeting, Denver CO May 2018.

Schapira MM: The conundrum and challenge of lung cancer screening shared decision-making implementation. J Gen Intern Med May 2018.

Seitz HH, Schapira MM, Gibson LA, Skubisz C, Mello S, Armstrong K, Cappella JN. : Explaining Mammography Decisions: The Roles of Worry, Fear, and Perceived Susceptibility to Breast Cancer. Psychol Health 33(5): 682-700, May 2018.

Carney MJ, Goden KE, Weissler JM, Lanni MA, Bauder AR, Cakouros B, Enriquez FA, Broach R, Barg FK, Schsapira MM, Fischer JP. : Patient reported outcomes following ventral hernia repair: Designing a qualitative assessment tool. Patient 11(2): 225-234, Apr 2018.

Schapira MM, Barlow WE, Conant EF, Sprague BL, Tosteson ANA, Haas JA, Onega T, Beaber EF, Goodrich M, McCarthy AM, Herschorn SD, Skinner CS Harrington T, Geller B. : Communication Practices of Mammography Facilities and Timely Follow-up of a Screening Mammogram with a BI-RADS 0 Assessment. Acad Radiol Feb 2018.

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