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Joann Elmore, MD, MPH

Professor, Department of Medicine (DOM)
Adjunct Professor, Epidemiology
Affiliate Investigator, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Affiliate Investigator, Group Health Research Institute

Education & Training

MD, Stanford University, School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, 1982-1987
Residency in Internal Medicine, Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT, 1987-1990
MPH, Yale University, School of Epidemiology and Public Health, New Haven, CT, 1990-1992

Professional Interests

Clinical epidemiology
Observer variability
Cancer screening and diagnosis (breast and melanoma)
Technology assessment


Lewis Barbato National Award, American College Health Association, 1982
Stanford McCormick Foundation Women's Research Scholar, 1986-1987
American Association of University Women Scholar, 1986-1987
Graduation with Distinction in Research, Stanford School of Medicine, 1992-1993
Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar, 1992-1993
Robert Wood Johnson Generalist Physician Faculty Scholar, 1994-1999
National Advisory Committee, Robert Wood Johnson Generalist Physician Faculty Scholar Program, 2001-2007
Elected to the American Society of Clinical Investigation, 2004
National Advisory Committee, Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, 2008-pres
National Institute of Health Merit Awardee, 2010

Selected Publications

Jekel JF, Katz D, Elmore JG, Wild D. Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Preventive Medicine. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Company, 1996. Second Edition 2001. Third Edition 2006. Fourth Edition, in progress. Translated into multiple languages including Korean, Albanian, Macedonian, Portuguese, and Italian. > 40,000 copies sold to date.
Elmore JG, Barton MB, Moceri VM, Polk S, Arena PJ, Fletcher SW. Ten-year risk of false positive screening mammograms and clinical breast examinations. N Engl J Med. 1998 Apr 16;338(16):1089-1096.
Fletcher SW, Elmore JG. Clinical practice: Mammographic screening for breast cancer. N Engl J Med. 2003 Apr 24;348(17):1672-1680.
Fenton JJ, Taplin SH, Carney PA, Abraham L, Sickles EA, D’Orsi C, Berns EA, Cutter G, Hendrick RE, Barlow WE, Elmore JG. Influence of computer-aided detection on performance of screening mammography. N Engl J Med. 2007 Apr 5;356(14):1399-1409.
Delbanco T, Walker J, Bell SK, Darer JD, Elmore JG, Farag N, Feldman HJ, Mejilla R, Ngo L, Ralston JD, Ross SE, Trivedi N, Vodicka E, Leveille SG. Inviting patients to read their doctors’ notes: A quasi-experimental study and a look ahead. Ann Intern Med. 2012 Oct 2;157(7):461-470.