Rebekah Ryanne Wu, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Campus mail 104427, Durham, NC 27710
Phone (919) 286-0411
Email address ryanne.wu@duke.edu

Dr. Wu is an internal medicine physician and health services researcher. Her main research interest is the use of precision medicine applications to improve clinical care. She is involved in projects currently looking at a patient-facing family history risk assessment tool, MeTree, which provides individualized risk stratification and clinical decision support recommendations to clinicians and patients. In addition she is also involved in a large scale sequencing project in Singapore looking at the intersection of family health history and genomics to better understand how these data elements can complement one another and create more precise risk predictions.  Dr. Wu is also a program director at the Cooperative Studies Program Epidemiology Center at the Durham VA Medical Center where she leads a team coordinating the VA's research efforts in understanding Gulf War Illness.

Education and Training

  • Chief Resident, Internal Medicine, Georgetown University School of Medicine, 2009 - 2010
  • Resident, Internal Medicine, Georgetown University School of Medicine, 2006 - 2009
  • M.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, 2006

Publications

Orlando, LA, and Wu, RR. "Family Health History and Health Risk Assessment in Health Care." In Genomic and Precision Medicine: Foundations, Translation, and Implementation: Third Edition, 189-204. December 15, 2016.

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Orlando, LA, Wu, RR, Myers, RA, Buchanan, AH, Henrich, VC, Hauser, ER, and Ginsburg, GS. "Clinical utility of a Web-enabled risk-assessment and clinical decision support program." Genetics in Medicine : Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics 18, no. 10 (October 2016): 1020-1028.

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26938783
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Weitzel, KW, Alexander, M, Bernhardt, BA, Calman, N, Carey, DJ, Cavallari, LH, Field, JR, Hauser, D, Junkins, HA, Levin, PA, Levy, K, Madden, EB, Manolio, TA, Odgis, J, Orlando, LA, Pyeritz, R, Wu, RR, Shuldiner, AR, Bottinger, EP, Denny, JC, Dexter, PR, Flockhart, DA, Horowitz, CR, Johnson, JA, Kimmel, SE, Levy, MA, Pollin, TI, Ginsburg, GS, and IGNITE Network, . "The IGNITE network: a model for genomic medicine implementation and research." Bmc Medical Genomics 9 (January 5, 2016): 1-null.

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26729011
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Wu, RR, Myers, RA, McCarty, CA, Dimmock, D, Farrell, M, Cross, D, Chinevere, TD, Ginsburg, GS, Orlando, LA, and Family Health History Network, . "Protocol for the "Implementation, adoption, and utility of family history in diverse care settings" study." Implementation Science : Is 10 (November 24, 2015): 163-null.

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26597091
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Wu, RR, and Orlando, LA. "Implementation of health risk assessments with family health history: barriers and benefits." Postgraduate medical journal 91, no. 1079 (September 2015): 508-513. (Review)

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26268266
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McVay, MA, Beadles, C, Wu, R, Grubber, J, Coffman, CJ, Yancy, WS, Reiner, IL, and Voils, CI. "Effects of provision of type 2 diabetes genetic risk feedback on patient perceptions of diabetes control and diet and physical activity self-efficacy." Patient education and counseling (June 30, 2015).

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26189166
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Wu, RR, Himmel, T, Myers, RA, Hauser, E, Vorderstrasse, A, Ginsburg, G, and Orlando, LA. "EFFECT OF FAMILY HISTORY AND GENETIC RISK COUNSELLING FOR TYPE 2 DIABETES ON PERCEPTIONS OF RISK AND CONTROL: SECONDARY ANALYSIS OF A RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL." April 2015.

Scholars@Duke

Wu, RR, Kinsinger, LS, Provenzale, D, King, HA, Akerly, P, Barnes, LK, Datta, SK, Grubber, JM, Katich, N, McNeil, RB, Monte, R, Sperber, NR, Atkins, D, and Jackson, GL. "Implementation of new clinical programs in the VHA healthcare system: the importance of early collaboration between clinical leadership and research." Journal of General Internal Medicine 29 Suppl 4 (December 2014): 825-830.

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25355086
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Wu, RR, Kinsinger, LS, Provenzale, D, King, HA, Akerly, P, Barnes, LK, Datta, SK, Grubber, JM, Katich, N, McNeil, RB, Monte, R, Sperber, NR, Atkins, D, and Jackson, GL. "Implementation of New Clinical Programs in the VHA Healthcare System: The Importance of Early Collaboration Between Clinical Leadership and Research." Journal of General Internal Medicine 29, no. 4 (November 21, 2014): 825-830.

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Beadles, CA, Ryanne Wu, R, Himmel, T, Buchanan, AH, Powell, KP, Hauser, E, Henrich, VC, Ginsburg, GS, and Orlando, LA. "Providing patient education: impact on quantity and quality of family health history collection." Familial cancer 13, no. 2 (June 2014): 325-332.

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24515581
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