Dawn Tranchino Provenzale

Dawn Tranchino Provenzale
Professor of Medicine
Third Year Mentor - Clinical Research Study Program (CRSP)
Campus mail: 411 W. Chapel Hill St, 7th Floor, Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 286-9408

Dr. Provenzale is Director of GI Outcomes Research at Duke University and the Director of the Durham Epidemiologic Research and Information Center (ERIC). She directs a research program that integrates observational research, measurement of patient-centered outcomes and decision making to investigate patient-oriented research questions in gastrointestinal cancer screening, surveillance and quality of care. Dr. Provenzale also directs the training program for GI fellows committed to careers in health services research.


Ongoing projects include CanCORS, an NCI/VA funded consortium to measure quality of lung and colorectal cancer care in VA and non-VA settings, and the development and dissemination of CCQMS, a cancer care quality measurement system. Additional studies are developing a cancer tissue repository for microarray studies.

Education and Training

  • Albany Medical College, M.D. 1984
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Medical Resident, Medicine
  • Tufts University, Fellow in Gastroenterology, Medicine
  • Tufts University, Fellow in Clinical Decision Making, Medicine


A guide for surveillance of patients with Barrett's esophagus.

Barrett's esophagus (columnar metaplasia of the distal esophagus due to chronic gastroesophageal reflux) affects nearly 700,000 people in the United States, and carries a risk of esophageal adenocarcinoma that is 30-125 times that of an age-matche