K. Allen Greiner, MD, MPH

Research Director


K. Allen Greiner, MD, MPH is currently an Associate Professor and Director of the Research Division in the Department of Family Medicine.  He has a secondary appointment and teaches in the Masters of Public Health and Masters of Science in Clinical Research Programs in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health. He completed medical school and a Family Medicine residency at the University of Kansas. In 2000, he completed a Primary Care Research Fellowship at the University of Kansas and a Masters of Public Health degree. He is a practicing family physician and is the Medical Officer for the Kansas City, Kansas, Wyandotte County Unified Government Health Department. He directs the Rural Primary Care Practice and Research Program in the School of Medicine and the linked Kansas Physicians Engaged in Prevention Research (KPEPR) Network. This practice-based research network serves as an important research laboratory for preventive health studies in rural and urban safety-net clinics across the state of Kansas. He recently was named an inaugural member of the KUMC Gold Humanism Honor Society and he has received a KU Kemper Fellowship Award for Teaching Excellence and a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Health Disparities Scholar Award. He was previously awarded an American Cancer Society Career Development Award for Primary Care Clinicians to study cancer screening. He is now serving as Principal Investigator on a National Cancer Institute funded R01 study evaluating the impact of a touch screen computer delivered intervention on colorectal cancer screening in primary care ("touch to Screen"). He is Primary Investigator of a T32 postdoctoral fellowship training program grant to support a Primary Care Research fellowship program. He also serves as Co-investigator on three National Institutes of Health R01 studies in the KPEPR network evaluating community-based programs to promote preventive health behaviors. He has received other federal and foundation grant support to study health information technology, health disparities, chronic disease management, health literacy, and patient health risk behavior in rural and underserved community settings. He was a founding board member to the Jaydoc Free Clinic, a student run health care clinic for the uninsured in Kansas City, KS.  Since 2002 he has been one of two primary faculty advisors to the Jaydoc Free Clinic.

Since assuming directorship of the Research Division in Family Medicine 3 years ago, he has overseen growth from a total of three faculty and staff to a current 20 faculty, staff and fellows. Dr. Greiner's future plans include policy work and pursuit of funding for research in cancer control and prevention, health behaviors, and the social determinants of health for underserved populations.

Last modified: Feb 17, 2014

K. Allen Greiner, MD, MPH

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K. Allen Greiner, MD, MPH
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