Provider Engagement and Outreach Task Group

Task Group Charge:

To promote the awareness and engagement of health care professionals in the adoption of evidence-based initiatives that can increase lung cancer screening and tobacco treatment.


Task Group Members

Vickie Beckler, MBA, RN

DuyKhanh (Mimi) P. Ceppa, MD, FACS
Indiana University School of Medicine

Heather Bittner Fagan, MD, MPH, FAAFP
Thomas Jefferson University

Meg Fay, RN, BSN
Go2 for Lung Cancer

Efrén Flores, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital

Michael Gieske, MD
St. Elizabeth Virtual Health Center

(*) indicates Steering Committee member

Ella Kazerooni, MD, MS, FACR, FACC, FSABI*
University of Michigan

Deborah Klein, MD
Swedish Medical Center, Seattle

Jennifer Lewis, MD, MS
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Pamela Mercer
American Lung Association

Elyse Park, PhD, MPH
Massachusetts General Hospital

Betty Tong, MD, MHS, MS, FACS
Duke University Hospital

Opportunities For Intervention/Influence:

  • Collaborate and engage with national/state primary care and medical specialty societies
  • Develop and promote peer-reviewed journal publications, narrative reviews, and presentations at national/state professional society meetings
  • Adapt NCCRT tools and resources to lung cancer screening and smoking cessation, and infrastructure engagement (i.e., the role of hospital systems, health plans, etc.)
  • Create CME materials for primary care physicians and specialists
  • Create a billing and reimbursement toolkit (CMS, Medicaid, private insurance) for lung cancer screening and shared decision-making