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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
Member of the Center for Advancing Population Science (CAPS)


  • Effect of Sociodemographic Factors on Uptake of a Patient-Facing Information Technology Family Health History Risk Assessment Platform. (Wu RR, Myers RA, Buchanan AH, Dimmock D, Fulda KG, Haller IV, Haga SB, Harry ML, McCarty C, Neuner J, Rakhra-Burris T, Sperber N, Voils CI, Ginsburg GS, Orlando LA) Appl Clin Inform 2019 Mar;10(2):180-188 PMID: 30866001 03/14/2019    
  • Upper extremity disability and quality of life after breast cancer treatment in the Greater Plains Collaborative clinical research network. (Chrischilles EA, Riley D, Letuchy E, Koehler L, Neuner J, Jernigan C, Gryzlak B, Segal N, McDowell B, Smith B, Sugg SL, Armer JM, Lizarraga IM) Breast Cancer Res Treat 2019 Mar 09 PMID: 30852760 03/11/2019    
  • Using Group-based Trajectory Models and Propensity Score Weighting to Detect Heterogeneous Treatment Effects: The Case Study of Generic Hormonal Therapy for Women With Breast Cancer. (Winn AN, Fergestrom NM, Neuner JM) Med Care 2019 Jan;57(1):85-93 PMID: 30489546 PMCID: PMC6291347 11/30/2018    
  • Are aromatase inhibitors associated with higher myocardial infarction risk in breast cancer patients? A Medicare population-based study. (Kamaraju S, Shi Y, Smith E, Nattinger AB, Laud P, Neuner J) Clin Cardiol 2019 Jan;42(1):93-100 PMID: 30443921 PMCID: PMC6344290 11/18/2018    
  • Making Sure We Don't Forget the Basics When Using Machine Learning. (Winn AN, Neuner JM) J Natl Cancer Inst 2018 Oct 21 PMID: 30346555 10/23/2018    
  • The association of socioeconomic status with receipt of neoadjuvant chemotherapy. (Neuner JM, Kong A, Blaes A, Riley D, Chrischilles E, Smallwood A, Lizarraga I, Schroeder M) Breast Cancer Res Treat 2019 Jan;173(1):179-188 PMID: 30232683 09/21/2018    
  • Community Breast Health Education for Immigrants and Refugees: Lessons Learned in Outreach Efforts to Reduce Cancer Disparities. (Kamaraju S, Olson J, DeNomie M, Visotcky A, Banerjee A, Asan O, Tavares E, Rao A, LaCroix M, Krause K, Neuner J, Stolley M) J Cancer Educ 2018 Aug 09 PMID: 30091014 08/10/2018    
  • Increasing Mammography Uptake Through Academic-Community Partnerships Targeting Immigrant and Refugee Communities in Milwaukee. (Kamaraju S, DeNomie M, Visotcky A, Banerjee A, Krause K, Tavares E, Rao A, Drew E, Neuner J, Stolley M) WMJ 2018 Jun;117(2):55-61 PMID: 30048573 07/27/2018    
  • Implementation, adoption, and utility of family health history risk assessment in diverse care settings: evaluating implementation processes and impact with an implementation framework. (Wu RR, Myers RA, Sperber N, Voils CI, Neuner J, McCarty CA, Haller IV, Harry M, Fulda KG, Cross D, Dimmock D, Rakhra-Burris T, Buchanan AH, Ginsburg GS, Orlando LA) Genet Med 2018 Jun 06 PMID: 29875427 PMCID: PMC6281814 06/08/2018    
  • Fractures in a nationwide population-based cohort of users of breast cancer hormonal therapy. (Neuner JM, Shi Y, Kong AL, Kamaraju S, Smith EC, Smallwood AJ, Laud PW, Charlson JA) J Cancer Surviv 2018 Apr;12(2):268-275 PMID: 29243101 12/16/2017    
  • Geographic Variation of Adjuvant Breast Cancer Therapy Initiation in the United States: Lessons From Medicare Part D. (Charlson JA, McGinley EL, Nattinger AB, Neuner JM, Pezzin LE) J Natl Compr Canc Netw 2017 12;15(12):1509-1517 PMID: 29223989 12/11/2017    
  • Tailoring Educational and Behavioral Interventions to Level of Health Literacy: A Systematic Review. (Schapira MM, Swartz S, Ganschow PS, Jacobs EA, Neuner JM, Walker CM, Fletcher KE) MDM Policy Pract 2017 Jan-Jun;2(1):2381468317714474 PMID: 30288424 PMCID: PMC6124923 06/15/2017    
  • Tailoring Educational and Behavioral Interventions to Level of Health Literacy: A Systematic Review ( Marilyn M. Schapira, MD, MPH Sheila Swartz, MD Pamela S. Ganschow, MD Elizabeth A. Jacobs, MD, MAPP Joan M. Neuner, MD, MPH Cindy M. Walker, PhD Kathlyn E. Fletcher, MD, MA ) MDM Policy & Practice 06/15/2017    
  • Medicare D Subsidies and Racial Disparities in Persistence and Adherence With Hormonal Therapy. (Biggers A, Shi Y, Charlson J, Smith EC, Smallwood AJ, Nattinger AB, Laud PW, Neuner JM) J Clin Oncol 2016 12 20;34(36):4398-4404 PMID: 27998232 PMCID: PMC5455308 12/22/2016       8 Citations
  • No Increase in Fractures After Stopping Hormone Therapy: Results From the Women's Health Initiative. (Watts NB, Cauley JA, Jackson RD, LaCroix AZ, Lewis CE, Manson JE, Neuner JM, Phillips LS, Stefanick ML, Wactawski-Wende J, Crandall C, Women’s Health Initiative Investigators) J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2017 01 01;102(1):302-308 PMID: 27820659 PMCID: PMC6287395 11/08/2016       8 Citations
  • Development and Validation of the Spanish Numeracy Understanding in Medicine Instrument. (Jacobs EA, Walker CM, Miller T, Fletcher KE, Ganschow PS, Imbert D, O'Connell M, Neuner JM, Schapira MM) J Gen Intern Med 2016 11;31(11):1345-1352 PMID: 27312095 PMCID: PMC5071279 10/21/2016       1 Citations
  • Risk reduction and survival benefit of prophylactic surgery in BRCA mutation carriers, a systematic review. (Ludwig KK, Neuner J, Butler A, Geurts JL, Kong AL) Am J Surg 2016 Oct;212(4):660-669 PMID: 27649974 09/22/2016       37 Citations
  • A pilot randomized controlled trial of a decision aid with tailored fracture risk tool delivered via a patient portal. (Smallwood AJ, Schapira MM, Fedders M, Neuner JM) Osteoporos Int 2017 02;28(2):567-576 PMID: 27647529 09/21/2016       1 Citations
  • A statewide controlled trial intervention to reduce use of unproven or ineffective breast cancer care. (Pezzin LE, Laud P, Neuner J, Yen TW, Nattinger AB) Contemp Clin Trials 2016 09;50:150-6 PMID: 27521808 PMCID: PMC5565266 08/16/2016       1 Citations
  • Bone Mineral Density Testing Disparities Among Patients With Breast Cancer Prescribed Aromatase Inhibitors. (Charlson J, Smith EC, Smallwood AJ, Laud PW, Neuner JM) J Natl Compr Canc Netw 2016 07;14(7):875-80 PMID: 27407128 07/14/2016       2 Citations
  • Catalyzing Transdisciplinarity: A Systems Ethnography of Cancer-Obesity Comorbidity and Risk Coincidence. (Graham SS, Harley A, Kessler MM, Roberts L, DeVasto D, Card DJ, Neuner JM, Kim SY) Qual Health Res 2017 May;27(6):877-892 PMID: 27378132 07/06/2016    
  • Reexamining the Relationship of Breast Cancer Hospital and Surgical Volume to Mortality: An Instrumental Variable Analysis. (Pezzin LE, Laud P, Yen TW, Neuner J, Nattinger AB) Med Care 2015 Dec;53(12):1033-9 PMID: 26492213 PMCID: PMC4648647 10/23/2015       10 Citations
  • Erratum to: 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;4:531 PMID: 26413437 PMCID: PMC4577495 09/29/2015    
  • The introduction of generic aromatase inhibitors and treatment adherence among Medicare D enrollees. (Neuner JM, Kamaraju S, Charlson JA, Wozniak EM, Smith EC, Biggers A, Smallwood AJ, Laud PW, Pezzin LE) J Natl Cancer Inst 2015 Aug;107(8) PMID: 25971298 PMCID: PMC4580559 05/15/2015       24 Citations
  • 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 03/06/2015       1 Citations
  • 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 PMCID: PMC4320689 02/13/2015    
  • 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 2016 Mar;31(3):326 PMID: 25608741 PMCID: PMC4762828 01/23/2015    
  • 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 PMCID: PMC4344843 12/03/2014       24 Citations
  • Medicare Part D low-income subsidy and disparities in breast cancer treatment. (Neuner J, Smith E, Charlson JA, Pezzin L, Laud P) J Clin Oncol 2014 Oct 20;32(30_suppl):2 PMID: 28141273 10/20/2014    
  • 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 PMCID: PMC4201377 10/16/2014       9 Citations
  • Dual X-ray absorptiometry for diagnosis of osteoporosis. (Neuner J, Carnahan J) JAMA 2014 Sep 17;312(11):1147-8 PMID: 25226481 09/17/2014       1 Citations
  • 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 PMCID: PMC4184951 07/19/2014       15 Citations
  • 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-Apr;30(2):105-13 PMID: 24563085 PMCID: PMC4141030 02/25/2014       17 Citations
  • Patient perceptions of osteoporosis treatment thresholds. (Neuner JM, Schapira MM) J Rheumatol 2014 Mar;41(3):516-22 PMID: 24488417 PMCID: PMC4060529 02/04/2014       7 Citations
  • 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 11/15/2011       8 Citations
  • 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 07/01/2011       27 Citations
  • 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 06;305(13):1305-14 PMID: 21467283 PMCID: PMC3656722 04/07/2011       392 Citations
  • 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 PMCID: PMC3166362 12/21/2010       27 Citations
  • 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 PMCID: PMC5142300 10/21/2010       368 Citations
  • 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 PMCID: PMC3025645 07/28/2010       23 Citations
  • 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 PMCID: PMC4162638 06/26/2010       9 Citations
  • 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 PMCID: PMC2972547 04/08/2010       9 Citations
  • 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 PMCID: PMC2995490 09/22/2009       189 Citations
  • 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 PMCID: PMC2682999 05/01/2009       46 Citations
  • 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 05;360(6):573-87 PMID: 19196674 PMCID: PMC3963492 02/07/2009       350 Citations
  • 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 PMCID: PMC2673920 11/13/2008       286 Citations
  • 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 PMCID: PMC2937217 10/03/2008       69 Citations
  • 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 07/30/2008       97 Citations
  • 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 PMCID: PMC4162627 07/29/2008       31 Citations
  • 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 PMCID: PMC2173930 11/30/2007    
  • 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 08;167(18):1958-63 PMID: 17923595 10/10/2007       26 Citations
  • 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 PMCID: PMC4098647 09/25/2007       5 Citations
  • 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 PMCID: PMC2219786 08/11/2007    
  • 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 PMCID: PMC2219762 06/28/2007       34 Citations
  • 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 PMCID: PMC1829426 03/21/2007       80 Citations
  • 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 02/14/2007       96 Citations
  • 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 PMCID: PMC1805003 02/03/2007       42 Citations
  • 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 01/17/2007       35 Citations
  • 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 03/23/2006       21 Citations
  • 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 09/16/2004       29 Citations
  • The continuing evolution of women's health. (Schapira MM, Neuner J) J Gen Intern Med 2004 Jul;19(7):810-1 PMID: 15209598 PMCID: PMC1492481 06/24/2004    
  • 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 01;290(13):1729-38 PMID: 14519707 10/02/2003       830 Citations
  • 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 07/19/2003       2 Citations
  • 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 07/16/2003       72 Citations
  • 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 03/27/2003       41 Citations
  • Last update: 03/15/2019
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