Researcher Profile

Researcher Profile

William Curry, MS, MD

William Curry, MS, MD

Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine
Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences
Cancer Institute, Next-Generation Therapies
Scientific Program:Cancer Control
wjc8@psu.edu

Research Interests

Dr. William Curry’s research has focused on improving performance of primary care practices in areas of colorectal and breast cancer screening, diabetes care, chronic kidney disease management, and anticoagulation management. Much of this work incorporated the use of registries and use of decision aids to engage patients. Current research includes improving lung cancer screening and use of social determinants of health and geospatial mapping to identify potential health inequities in populations served within health systems.
  • Primary Health Care
  • Health
  • Early Detection of Cancer
  • Physicians
  • Colorectal Neoplasms
  • Delivery of Health Care
  • Probiotics
  • Patient Participation
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents
  • Blood Pressure
  • Focus Groups
  • Breast Neoplasms

Recent Publications

2022

the Health and Public Policy Committee of the American College of Physicians 2022, 'Health Care During Incarceration: A Policy Position Paper From the American College of Physicians', Annals of internal medicine, vol. 175, no. 12, pp. 1742-1745. https://doi.org/10.7326/M22-2370

2021

the Health and Public Policy Committee of the American College of Physicians 2021, 'A comprehensive policy framework to understand and address disparities and discrimination in health and health care: A policy paper from the American college of physicians', Annals of internal medicine, vol. 174, no. 4, pp. 529-532. https://doi.org/10.7326/M20-7219

2020

Roy, S, Moss, JL, Rodriguez-Colon, SM, Shen, C, Cooper, JD, Lennon, RP, Lengerich, EJ, Adelman, A, Curry, W & Ruffin, MT 2020, 'Examining Older Adults’ Attitudes and Perceptions of Cancer Screening and Overscreening: A Qualitative Study', Journal of Primary Care and Community Health, vol. 11. https://doi.org/10.1177/2150132720959234
Riley, TD, Curry, WJ, Beck, MJ, Berg, A & Ruffin, MT 2020, 'Feasibility of nonanonymous burnout surveys in a large academic department', Family medicine, vol. 54, no. 4, pp. 278-281. https://doi.org/10.22454/FamMed.2020.471855
Moss, JL, Roy, S, Shen, C, Cooper, JD, Lennon, RP, Lengerich, EJ, Adelman, A, Curry, W & Ruffin, MT 2020, 'Geographic Variation in Overscreening for Colorectal, Cervical, and Breast Cancer Among Older Adults', JAMA network open, vol. 3, no. 7, pp. e2011645. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.11645
Dominic, OG, Chinchilli, V, Wasserman, E, Curry, WJ, Kambic, DM, Caicedo, CH, Ramirez, AG, Ochoa, JA & Lengerich, EJ 2020, 'Impact of Social Support on Colorectal Cancer Screening among Adult Hispanics/Latinos: A Randomized Community-based Study in Central Pennsylvania', Cancer Prevention Research, vol. 13, no. 6, pp. 531-542. https://doi.org/10.1158/1940-6207.CAPR-19-0333

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