Dr. Carmen Lewis is an Associate Professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine. She is a practicing general internists and a health services researcher. She completed her Masters in Public Health in Epidemiology and a Residency in Preventive Medicine at the University of North Carolina. Her current and past research includes broad areas of medical decision making, preventive care and cancer screening, and health care quality. Dr. Lewis has developed decision support for patients and physicians and has evaluated methods to implement decision support into ambulatory practices. She has been funded by the National Cancer Institute through a K07 career development award and two R21 grants through AHRQ studying individualized decision making for colorectal cancer screening in the elderly. She recently completing a randomized controlled trial funded through AHRQ aimed at promoting appropriate colon cancer screening using a targeted decision aid for elderly adults. She was also a co-principal investigator on an ARRA award through Health and Human Services to test three methods of implementing decision support on prostate cancer screening and treatment decision making.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Larry Allen is an Associate Professor of Medicine who splits his time between clinical duties as the Medical Director of Advanced Heart Failure at the University of Colorado and research activities with ACCORDS and the Colorado Cardiovascular Outcomes Research (CCOR) Consortium. Dr. Allen’s interests include improving our ability to anticipate progression into end-stage heart failure and then helping patients at highest risk make decisions regarding invasive therapies and palliative care options that are concordant with clinical realities and individual preferences. Dr. Allen has demonstrated early success in his research career through receipt of a K23 Career Development Award from the NIH (2011-2016) and a grant for a Multicenter Trial of a Shared Decision Support for Patients and their Caregivers Offered Destination Therapy for End-Stage Heart Failure from PCORI (2014-2017). He holds a number of leadership positions within the American Heart Association and the Heart Failure Society of America.
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David Fox, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Dr. Fox received his medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ in 1996 and completed his residency and chief residency at the Children’s Hospital of New York. For the next five years he served as the Director of Pediatric Inpatient Medicine at St. Barnabas hospital in the Bronx, NY. While there, he helped to start a new pediatric residency at St. Barnabas, and served as an Associate Residency Director for three years. After moving to Colorado in 2006 and working as a hospitalist and ambulatory pediatrician, he began a Primary Care Research fellowship. His research interests include regional variation in pediatric care, the utilization of pediatric decision aids and fundoplication in the special needs population.
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Colleen McIlvennan, RN, DNP (PhD candidate, College of Nursing)
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Colleen K. McIlvennan, DNP, ANP is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology at the University of Colorado. Colleen earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at Marquette University and her Masters of Science and Doctor of Nursing Practice degrees at the University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus. She currently works as a Nurse Practitioner in the Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation Section at the University of Colorado. Her clinical experiences with patients who have advanced heart failure have led her to pursue a research career grounded in this patient population. She has experience with qualitative methodology, including in-depth interviews and thematic analysis. Her research focuses on decision making, specifically patients considering a destination therapy left ventricular assist device. Colleen’s work has contributed significantly to a PCORI grant focused on implementing two novel decision aids in to clinical practice.
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Amy Jenkins, MS