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Joan Neuner MD, MPH

Joan Neuner MD, MPH

Associate Professor

Institution: Medical College of Wisconsin
Department: Medicine
Division: General Internal Medicine
Program: Administration

Member of the Cancer Center


  • A one-to-one mentoring support service for breast cancer survivors. (Amin AL, Neuner J, Duthie EA, Finn VR, Kong AL) WMJ 2014 Oct;113(5):185-9 PMID 25739161
  • Patient costs of breast cancer endocrine therapy agents under Medicare Part D vs with generic formulations. (Nattinger AB, Pezzin LE, McGinley EL, Charlson JA, Yen TW, Neuner JM) Springerplus 2015;4:54 PMID 25674506
  • Capsule Commentary on Bell et al., Impact of a Randomized Control Educational Trial to Improve Physician Practice Behaviors Around Screening for Inherited Breast Cancer. (Neuner J) J Gen Intern Med 2015 Jan 22: PMID 25608741
  • Determining the Clinical Significance of Monoclonal Gammopathy of Undetermined Significance: A SEER-Medicare Population Analysis. (Go RS, Gundrum JD, Neuner JM) Clin Lymphoma Myeloma Leuk 2015 Mar;15(3):177-186.e4 PMID 25445471
  • Development and validation of the numeracy understanding in Medicine Instrument short form. (Schapira MM, Walker CM, Miller T, Fletcher KE, Ganschow PS, Jacobs EA, Imbert D, O'Connell M, Neuner JM) J Health Commun 2014;19 Suppl 2:240-53 PMID 25315596
  • Dual X-ray absorptiometry for diagnosis of osteoporosis. (Neuner J, Carnahan J) JAMA 2014 Sep 17;312(11):1147-8 PMID 25226481
  • Quality of life among a population-based cohort of older patients with breast cancer. (Neuner JM, Zokoe N, McGinley EL, Pezzin LE, Yen TW, Schapira MM, Nattinger AB) Breast 2014 Oct;23(5):609-16 PMID 25034932
  • Meaningful use and the patient portal: patient enrollment, use, and satisfaction with patient portals at a later-adopting center. (Neuner J, Fedders M, Caravella M, Bradford L, Schapira M) Am J Med Qual 2015 Mar;30(2):105-13 PMID 24563085
  • Patient perceptions of osteoporosis treatment thresholds. (Neuner JM, Schapira MM) J Rheumatol 2014 Mar;41(3):516-22 PMID 24488417
  • The importance of physicians' risk perception in osteoporosis treatment decision making. (Neuner JM, Schapira MM) J Clin Densitom 2012 Jan-Mar;15(1):49-54 PMID 22075328
  • The association of robotic surgical technology and hospital prostatectomy volumes: increasing market share through the adoption of technology. (Neuner JM, See WA, Pezzin LE, Tarima S, Nattinger AB) Cancer 2012 Jan 15;118(2):371-7 PMID 21717434
  • Health outcomes after stopping conjugated equine estrogens among postmenopausal women with prior hysterectomy: a randomized controlled trial. (LaCroix AZ, Chlebowski RT, Manson JE, Aragaki AK, Johnson KC, Martin L, Margolis KL, Stefanick ML, Brzyski R, Curb JD, Howard BV, Lewis CE, Wactawski-Wende J, WHI Investigators) JAMA 2011 Apr 6;305(13):1305-14 PMID 21467283
  • Fracture risk and adjuvant hormonal therapy among a population-based cohort of older female breast cancer patients. (Neuner JM, Yen TW, Sparapani RA, Laud PW, Nattinger AB) Osteoporos Int 2011 Nov;22(11):2847-55 PMID 21170643
  • Estrogen plus progestin and breast cancer incidence and mortality in postmenopausal women. (Chlebowski RT, Anderson GL, Gass M, Lane DS, Aragaki AK, Kuller LH, Manson JE, Stefanick ML, Ockene J, Sarto GE, Johnson KC, Wactawski-Wende J, Ravdin PM, Schenken R, Hendrix SL, Rajkovic A, Rohan TE, Yasmeen S, Prentice RL, WHI Investigators) JAMA 2010 Oct 20;304(15):1684-92 PMID 20959578
  • Heightened attention to medical privacy: challenges for unbiased sample recruitment and a possible solution. (Nattinger AB, Pezzin LE, Sparapani RA, Neuner JM, King TK, Laud PW) Am J Epidemiol 2010 Sep 15;172(6):637-44 PMID 20660123
  • The relationship of health numeracy to cancer screening. (Schapira MM, Neuner J, Fletcher KE, Gilligan MA, Hayes E, Laud P) J Cancer Educ 2011 Mar;26(1):103-10 PMID 20577913
  • Elderly breast cancer survivors accurately self-report key treatment information. (Yen TW, Sparapani RA, Guo C, Neuner JM, Laud PW, Nattinger AB) J Am Geriatr Soc 2010 Feb;58(2):410-2 PMID 20370882
  • Oestrogen plus progestin and lung cancer in postmenopausal women (Women's Health Initiative trial): a post-hoc analysis of a randomised controlled trial. (Chlebowski RT, Schwartz AG, Wakelee H, Anderson GL, Stefanick ML, Manson JE, Rodabough RJ, Chien JW, Wactawski-Wende J, Gass M, Kotchen JM, Johnson KC, O'Sullivan MJ, Ockene JK, Chen C, Hubbell FA, Women's Health Initiative Investigators) Lancet 2009 Oct 10;374(9697):1243-51 PMID 19767090
  • Low-fat, increased fruit, vegetable, and grain dietary pattern, fractures, and bone mineral density: the Women's Health Initiative Dietary Modification Trial. (McTiernan A, Wactawski-Wende J, Wu L, Rodabough RJ, Watts NB, Tylavsky F, Freeman R, Hendrix S, Jackson R, Women's Health Initiative Investigators) Am J Clin Nutr 2009 Jun;89(6):1864-76 PMID 19403636
  • Breast cancer after use of estrogen plus progestin in postmenopausal women. (Chlebowski RT, Kuller LH, Prentice RL, Stefanick ML, Manson JE, Gass M, Aragaki AK, Ockene JK, Lane DS, Sarto GE, Rajkovic A, Schenken R, Hendrix SL, Ravdin PM, Rohan TE, Yasmeen S, Anderson G, WHI Investigators) N Engl J Med 2009 Feb 5;360(6):573-87 PMID 19196674
  • Calcium plus vitamin D supplementation and the risk of breast cancer. (Chlebowski RT, Johnson KC, Kooperberg C, Pettinger M, Wactawski-Wende J, Rohan T, Rossouw J, Lane D, O'Sullivan MJ, Yasmeen S, Hiatt RA, Shikany JM, Vitolins M, Khandekar J, Hubbell FA, Women's Health Initiative Investigators) J Natl Cancer Inst 2008 Nov 19;100(22):1581-91 PMID 19001601
  • Conjugated equine estrogens and colorectal cancer incidence and survival: the Women's Health Initiative randomized clinical trial. (Ritenbaugh C, Stanford JL, Wu L, Shikany JM, Schoen RE, Stefanick ML, Taylor V, Garland C, Frank G, Lane D, Mason E, McNeeley SG, Ascensao J, Chlebowski RT, Women's Health Initiative Investigators) Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2008 Oct;17(10):2609-18 PMID 18829444
  • Low-fat dietary pattern and risk of treated diabetes mellitus in postmenopausal women: the Women's Health Initiative randomized controlled dietary modification trial. (Tinker LF, Bonds DE, Margolis KL, Manson JE, Howard BV, Larson J, Perri MG, Beresford SA, Robinson JG, Rodríguez B, Safford MM, Wenger NK, Stevens VJ, Parker LM, Women's Health Initiative) Arch Intern Med 2008 Jul 28;168(14):1500-11 PMID 18663162
  • A framework for health numeracy: how patients use quantitative skills in health care. (Schapira MM, Fletcher KE, Gilligan MA, King TK, Laud PW, Matthews BA, Neuner JM, Hayes E) J Health Commun 2008 Jul-Aug;13(5):501-17 PMID 18661390
  • Update in women's health 2006-2007. (Zebrack JR, Gonzaga AM, Neuner JM, Nattinger AB) J Gen Intern Med 2008 Jan;23(1):93-9 PMID 18046610
  • Exploring the surgeon volume outcome relationship among women with breast cancer. (Nattinger AB, Laud PW, Sparapani RA, Zhang X, Neuner JM, Gilligan MA) Arch Intern Med 2007 Oct 8;167(18):1958-63 PMID 17923595
  • A randomized study of the effect of 5-year and lifetime hip fracture risk information on physician recommendations for management of low bone density. (Neuner JM, Laud PW, Schapira MM) J Clin Densitom 2007 Oct-Dec;10(4):370-5 PMID 17888700
  • Update in women's health. (Mitchell JL, Zebrack JR, Davids SL, Nattinger AB, Neuner JM) J Gen Intern Med 2007 Sep;22(9):1351-64 PMID 17690943
  • Racial and socioeconomic disparities in bone density testing before and after hip fracture. (Neuner JM, Zhang X, Sparapani R, Laud PW, Nattinger AB) J Gen Intern Med 2007 Sep;22(9):1239-45 PMID 17594131
  • Long-term opioid contract use for chronic pain management in primary care practice. A five year experience. (Hariharan J, Lamb GC, Neuner JM) J Gen Intern Med 2007 Apr;22(4):485-90 PMID 17372797
  • Disparities in colon cancer screening in the Medicare population. (Ananthakrishnan AN, Schellhase KG, Sparapani RA, Laud PW, Neuner JM) Arch Intern Med 2007 Feb 12;167(3):258-64 PMID 17296881
  • Relationship between number of breast cancer operations performed and 5-year survival after treatment for early-stage breast cancer. (Gilligan MA, Neuner J, Zhang X, Sparapani R, Laud PW, Nattinger AB) Am J Public Health 2007 Mar;97(3):539-44 PMID 17267725
  • Surgeon characteristics and variations in treatment for early-stage breast cancer. (Gilligan MA, Neuner J, Sparapani R, Laud PW, Nattinger AB) Arch Surg 2007 Jan;142(1):17-22 PMID 17224496
  • Bone density testing in older women and its association with patient age. (Neuner JM, Binkley N, Sparapani RA, Laud PW, Nattinger AB) J Am Geriatr Soc 2006 Mar;54(3):485-9 PMID 16551317
  • Decentralization of breast cancer surgery in the United States. (Neuner JM, Gilligan MA, Sparapani R, Laud PW, Haggstrom D, Nattinger AB) Cancer 2004 Sep 15;101(6):1323-9 PMID 15368323
  • The continuing evolution of women's health. (Schapira MM, Neuner J) J Gen Intern Med 2004 Jul;19(7):810-1 PMID 15209598
  • Effects of estrogen plus progestin on risk of fracture and bone mineral density: the Women's Health Initiative randomized trial. (Cauley JA, Robbins J, Chen Z, Cummings SR, Jackson RD, LaCroix AZ, LeBoff M, Lewis CE, McGowan J, Neuner J, Pettinger M, Stefanick ML, Wactawski-Wende J, Watts NB, Women's Health Initiative Investigators) JAMA 2003 Oct 1;290(13):1729-38 PMID 14519707
  • Physician counseling on hormone replacement therapy and bone loss: do socioeconomic and racial characteristics of women influence counseling? (Neuner JM, McCarthy EP, Davis RB, Phillips RS) J Womens Health (Larchmt) 2003 Jun;12(5):495-504 PMID 12869297
  • Diagnosis and management of adults with pharyngitis. A cost-effectiveness analysis. (Neuner JM, Hamel MB, Phillips RS, Bona K, Aronson MD) Ann Intern Med 2003 Jul 15;139(2):113-22 PMID 12859161
  • Diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis in patients with vertebral compression fractures. (Neuner JM, Zimmer JK, Hamel MB) J Am Geriatr Soc 2003 Apr;51(4):483-91 PMID 12657067
  • Grants and Awards

  • Developing a Bilingual Measure of Health Numeracy for Use in Cancer Care-R2 (#9207438 07/01/2011 - 06/30/2015) Sponsor: University of Pennsylvania
  • Catalyzing Transdisciplinarity: Cancer-Obesity Comorbidity as a Wicked Problem in Urban Milwaukee (#9208827 07/01/2014 - 07/31/2015) Sponsor: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Adoption of Osteroporosis Screening in Older Women (#9203079 09/30/2003 - 08/31/2009) Sponsor: NIH Aging
  • Adverse Bony Effects of Breast Cancer Therapies-R1 (#9207004 07/01/2011 - 06/30/2015) Sponsor: American Cancer Society National
  • Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Program (PCORP) (#9520226 07/01/2012 - 06/30/2017) PI of A Pilot Osteoporosis Clinical Registry: Development and Initial Analyses (#5520317)
  • Last update: 03/31/2015