Larry C. An is a general internist and Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan, where he is the director of the Center for Health Communications Research (CHCR), as well as Scientific Director of the Cancer Survivorship Program. Dr. An completed his medical training and residency at the University of Michigan before completing fellowships with the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars program and the Agency for HealthCare Research and Quality. Dr. An has prior personal experience in the development and evaluation of efficacious personally tailored health communications programs. He has also worked extensively in the areas of clinical guideline implementation, quality improvement and health systems change. As director of the CHCR, Dr. An oversees an established multi-disciplinary group of behavioral scientists, computer programmers and design experts that have developed over 150 programs utilizing a wide array of technology and communication channels. Dr. An serves as director of the Communication and Dissemination Core on the CanSORT P01 grant and works closely with program project investigators and other core leaders and team members to develop, deploy and evaluate an online, comprehensive decision tool for breast cancer patients and a dissemination website designed for clinicians.

Selected Publications

Henderson VA, Barr KL, An LC, Guajardo C, Newhouse W, Mase R, Heisler M. Community-based participatory research and user-centered design in a diabetes medication information and decision tool. Prog Community Health Partnersh 2013; 7(2):171-84

Manion FJ, Harris MR, Buyuktur AG, Clark PM, An LC, Hanauer DA. Leveraging EHR data for outcomes and comparative effectiveness research in oncology. Curr Oncol Rep 2012; 14(6):494-501

Zulman DM, Schafenacker A, Barr KL, Moore IT, Fisher J, McCurdy K, Derry HA, Saunders EW, An LC, Northouse L. Adapting an in-person patient-caregiver communication intervention to a tailored web-based format. Psychooncology 2012; 21(3):336-41

Skolarus TA, Holmes-Rovner M, Hawley ST, Dunn RL, Barr KL, Willard NR, Wei JT, Piette JD, An LC. Monitoring quality of life among prostate cancer survivors: the feasibility of automated telephone assessment. Urology 2012; 80(5):1021-6