Department


Population Health Sciences

Assistant Professor
Focus: Behavioral Medicine

Contact Information
(518) 694-7362
allison.burton-chase@acphs.edu


Speaker Request
Allison M. Burton-Chase, PH.D.

EDUCATION

  • B.S. in Psychology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
  • Ph.D. in Gerontology and Aging Studies, The University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 

COURSES TAUGHT AT ACPHS

  • Death and Dying
  • General Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Seminar in Health Professions

ACADEMIC/RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • My primary area of research is on the behavioral aspects of cancer prevention and survivorship in families with hereditary cancer syndromes. Specifically, I am interested in developing interventions to improve health behaviors in this population, with a focus on improving patient-provider communication. Recent projects include comparing Lynch syndrome-associated colorectal cancer survivors with sporadic controls to examine similarities and differences in the cancer survivorship experience and examining screening behaviors and patient-provider communication regarding gynecologic cancer risk for women with Lynch syndrome.

PREVIOUS POSITIONS OR APPOINTMENTS

  • Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham VAMC, Durham, NC
  • Research Associate, Division of Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
  • Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Department of Behavioral Science, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Burton-Chase, A. M., Parker, W. M., Polivka, K. M., Gritz, E. R., Amos, C. I., Lu, K. H., Lynch, P. M., Rodriguez-Bigas, M. A., You, Y. N., & Peterson, S. K. (in press) A comparison between Lynch syndrome and sporadic colorectal cancer survivors’ satisfaction with their health care providers. Cancer Medicine.

Katz, L. H., Burton-Chase, A. M., Advani, S., Fellman, F., Polivka, K. M., Ying, Y., Lynch, P. M., Pande, M., & Peterson, S. K. (in press) Screening adherence and cancer risk perceptions in family members of colorectal cancer survivors with Lynch-like syndrome. Familial Cancer.

Silvera, S. A. N., Burton-Chase, A. M., Phillips, L., Thompson, C. L., Stolley, M., Chang, S. (in press) Creating and managing a work/life balance as a junior investigator in the academic environment – A report from the American Society of Preventive Oncology’s Junior Members Interest Group. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.

Burton-Chase, A. M., Parker, W. M., Hennig, K., Sisson, F., & Bruzzone, L. (2017) The use of social media to recruit participants with rare conditions: Lynch syndrome as an example. JMIR Research Protocols, 6(1); e12.

Rogith, D., Yusuf, R. A., Hovick, S. R., Fellman, B. M., Peterson, S. K., Burton-Chase, A. M., Li, Y., Bernsam, E. V. , Meric-Bernstam, F. (2016) Patient knowledge and Information seeking about personalized cancer therapy. International Journal of Medical Informatics, 88; 52-57.

Katz, L. H., Burton-Chase, A. M., Advani, S., Fellman, F., Polivka, K., Ying, Y., Lynch, P. M., Pande, M., & Peterson, S. K. (2016) Screening adherence and cancer risk perceptions in colorectal cancer survivors with Lynch-like syndrome. Clinical Genetics, 89 (3); 392-398.

Burton-Chase, A. M., Swartz, M. C., Silvera, S. A. N., Basen-Engquist, K., Fletcher, F. E., & Shields, P. G. (2015) Know your value: Negotiation skills development for junior investigators in the academic environment-a report from the American Society of Preventive Oncology’s Junior Members Interest Group. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, 24 (7); 1144-1148.

Yusuf, R.A., Rogith, D., Hovick, S. R., Peterson, S. K., Burton-Chase, A. M., Fellman, B. M., Li, Y., McKinney, C., Bernstam, E. V., Meric-Bernstam, F. (2015) Attitudes toward molecular testing for personalized cancer therapy. Cancer, 121 (2); 248-250.

Hovick, S. R., Yamasaki, J., Burton-Chase, A. M., Peterson, S. K. (2015). Patterns of family health history communication among African American older adults. Journal of Health Communication, 20 (1); 80-87.

Gritz, E. R., Arnold, K. B., Moinpour, C. M., Burton-Chase, A. M., Probstfield, J. F., See, W.A., Lieber, M. M., Caggiano, V., Moody-Thomas, S., Szczepanek, C., Ryan, A., Carlin, S., Hill, S., Goodman, P., Padberg, R.M., Minasian, L., Meyskens, F. L., & Thompson, Jr., I. M. (2014). Factors associated with adherence to an end-of-study biopsy: Lessons from the Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial (SWOG-Coordinated Intergroup Study S9217). Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, 23 (8); 1638-1648.

Rogith, D., Yusuf, R. A., Hovick, S. R., Peterson, S. K., Burton-Chase, A. M., Li, Y., Meric-Bernstam, F., Bernsam, E. V. (2014). Attitudes regarding privacy of genomic information in personalized cancer therapy. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 21; e320-e325 doi:10.1136/amiajnl-2013-002579.

Burton-Chase, A. M., Hovick, S. R., Sun, C. C., Boyd-Rogers, S., Lynch, P. M., Lu, K. H., & Peterson, S. K. (2014). Gynecologic cancer screening and communication with health care providers in women with Lynch syndrome. Clinical Genetics, 86 (2), 185-189.

Sautter, J. M., Tulsky, J. A., Johnson, K. S., Olsen, M. K., Burton-Chase, A. M., Lindquist, J. H., Zimmerman, S. I., & Steinhauser, K. E. (2014). Caregiver experience during advanced chronic illness and last year of life. Journal of the American Geriatric Society, 62 (6), 1082-1090.

Burton-Chase, A. M., Hovick, S. R., Peterson, S. K., Marani, S. K., Vernon, S. W., Amos, C. I., Frazier, M. L., Lynch, P. M., & Gritz, E. R. (2013).  Changes in screening behaviors and attitudes toward screening from pre-test genetic counseling to post-disclosure in Lynch syndrome families. Clinical Genetics, 83, 215-220.


SELECTED PRESENTATIONS

Burton-Chase, A.M., Hennig, K., LeBorgne A., Chu R., Campo-Engelstein, L., Parker, W.  The impact of care coordination on provider satisfaction in Lynch syndrome survivors and previvors. Poster presented at the 20th Annual Meeting of the Collaborative Group of the Americas on Inherited Colorectal Cancer (CGA-ICC), Seattle, WA. 10/2016

Hennig, K., Chu R., DeCoster B., LeBorgne A., Parker, W., Campo-Engelstein, L., Burton-Chase, A.M.  The impact of care coordination on provider satisfaction in Lynch syndrome survivors and previvors. Poster presented at the 20th Annual Meeting of the Collaborative Group of the Americas on Inherited Colorectal Cancer (CGA-ICC), Seattle, WA. 10/2016

Chikermane, S., Polimeni, J., Burton-Chase, A. M., Chandrasekara, R., O’Grady, T. Effects of education and other socioeconomic variables on HIV seroprevalence in Russia, India, South Africa, and the United States of America. Poster presented at the 21st Annual International Meeting of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics Research (ISPOR), Washington, DC. 05/2016

Burton-Chase, A. M. Transitions in Care and Provider Satisfaction in Lynch Syndrome Survivors and Previvors. Oral presentation given at the 19th Annual Meeting of the Collaborative Group of the Americas on Inherited Colorectal Cancer (CGA-ICC), Baltimore, MD. 10/2015

Parker, W. M., Donato, K. M., Burton-Chase, A. M. Preventive screening and risk for women with Lynch syndrome: Initial results of a case-control study. Poster presented at the 19th Annual Meeting of the Collaborative Group of the Americas on Inherited Colorectal Cancer (CGA-ICC), Baltimore, MD. 10/2015

Burton-Chase, A. M., Parker, W. M. Provider satisfaction in colorectal cancer patients: A comparison between Lynch syndrome and sporadic survivors. Poster presented at the Academy Health Annual Research Meeting, Minneapolis, MN. 06/2015

Co-Chair. Creating and Managing a Work-Life Balance in the Academic Environment: Strategies for Junior Investigators. Seminar presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Preventive Oncology (ASPO), Birmingham, AL. 03/2015

Rogith, D., Yusuf, R. A., Hovick, S. R., Peterson, S. K., Burton-Chase, A. M., Li, Y., Bernsam, E. V., Meric-Bernstam, F. Knowledge and information seeking about personalized cancer therapy. Poster presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, San Antonio, TX. 12/2014

Peterson, S. K., Hovick, S. R., Burton-Chase, A. M., Ba, F., Basen-Engquist, K., Fisch, M., Botts, N., Horan, T., Thoms, B., Stingo, F., Yzquierdo, R., Galvan, C., Rieber, A. Preferences for eHealth technology in meeting the health information eeds of underserved cancer survivors. Oral presentation given at IPOS 16th World Congress of Psycho-Oncology and Psychosocial Academy, Lisbon, Portugal. 10/2014. Psycho-Oncology, 23 (Supplement s3), 73-74.

Burton-Chase, A. M., Parker, W. M., Polivka, K. M.#, Gritz, E. R., Amos, C. I., Frazier, M. L., Lu, K. H., Lynch, P. M., Rodriguez-Bigas, M. A., You, Y. N., & Peterson, S. K. Provider satisfaction in colorectal cancer patients: A comparison between Lynch syndrome and sporadic survivors. Poster presented at the 18th Annual Meeting of the Collaborative Group of the Americas on Inherited Colorectal Cancer (CGA-ICC), New Orleans, LA. 09/2014

Peterson, S. K., Burton-Chase, A. M., Galvan, C., McLaughlin, J., Yzquierdo, R., & Askins, M. Using e-Health technology to facilitate genetic risk communication in Lynch syndrome families. Poster presented at the 18th Annual Meeting of the Collaborative Group of the Americas on Inherited Colorectal Cancer (CGA-ICC), New Orleans, LA. 09/2014

Katz, L. H., Burton-Chase, A. M., Advani, S., Fellman, F., Polivka, K., Ying, Y., Lynch, P. M., Pande, M., & Peterson, S. K. Cancer risk perceptions and screening behaviors in family members of colorectal cancer survivors with Lynch-like syndrome. Oral presentation given at the 18th Annual Meeting of the Collaborative Group of the Americas on Inherited Colorectal Cancer (CGA-ICC), New Orleans, LA. 09/2014

Katz, L. H., Burton-Chase, A. M., Advani, S., Fellman, F., Polivka, K.#, Ying, Y., Lynch, P. M., Pande, M., & Peterson, S. K. Screening adherence and cancer risk perceptions in colorectal cancer survivors with Lynch-like syndrome. Oral presentation given at the 18th Annual Meeting of the Collaborative Group of the Americas on Inherited Colorectal Cancer (CGA-ICC), New Orleans, LA. 09/2014. Gastroenterology, 148 (4; supplement 1), su1951.

Peterson, S. K., Burton-Chase, A. M., Galvan, C., McLaughlin, J., Yzquierdo, R., & Askins, M. Facilitating family genetic risk communication in Lynch syndrome: Potential role of e-Health technology. Poster presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM). Philadelphia, PA. 04/2014. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 47 (supplement), s247.

Galvan, C., Burton-Chase, A. M., Askins, M., McLaughlin, J., Yzquierdo, R., & Peterson, S. K. Internet health information sources for hereditary colon cancer and their perceived trustworthiness. Poster presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM). Philadelphia, PA. 04/2014. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 47 (supplement), s193.

Chair. Negotiation Skill Development in the Academic Environment for Junior Investigators. Seminar presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Preventive Oncology (ASPO), Arlington, VA. 03/2014