Carmen L. Lewis
- MD, MPH
- Cancer Prevention and Control
- Assistant Professor of Medicine
- UNC-Chapel Hill
Area of Interest
Dr. Carmen Lewis is a practicing general internist and a health services researcher. She is an Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology. 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 and cost. Dr Lewis has developed decision support for patients and physicians and has evaluated methods to implement decision support into care into primary care practices. She is currently funded by the National Cancer Institute through a career development award aimed to improve the decision making process between patients and physicians for colon cancer screening in the elderly. She is also the leader of the UNC Patient Decision Quality Initiative supported by the Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making. This Initiative is using technology and quality improvement methods to redesign care delivery systems develop and test care delivery processes designed to implement decision support into primary care practices.