Rebekah Ryanne Wu, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Member of Duke Center for Applied Genomics and Precision 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

Wu, R Ryanne, Rachel A. Myers, Elizabeth R. Hauser, Allison Vorderstrasse, Alex Cho, Geoffrey S. Ginsburg, and Lori A. Orlando. “Impact of Genetic Testing and Family Health History Based Risk Counseling on Behavior Change and Cognitive Precursors for Type 2 Diabetes..” J Genet Couns 26, no. 1 (February 2017): 133–40. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10897-016-9988-z.

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27296809
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Orlando, Lori A., R Ryanne Wu, Rachel A. Myers, Adam H. Buchanan, Vincent C. Henrich, Elizabeth R. Hauser, and Geoffrey S. Ginsburg. “Clinical utility of a Web-enabled risk-assessment and clinical decision support program..” Genet Med 18, no. 10 (October 2016): 1020–28. https://doi.org/10.1038/gim.2015.210.

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26938783
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Weitzel, Kristin Wiisanen, Madeline Alexander, Barbara A. Bernhardt, Neil Calman, David J. Carey, Larisa H. Cavallari, Julie R. Field, et al. “The IGNITE network: a model for genomic medicine implementation and research..” Bmc Med Genomics 9 (January 5, 2016). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12920-015-0162-5.

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26729011
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Wu, R Ryanne, Rachel A. Myers, Catherine A. McCarty, David Dimmock, Michael Farrell, Deanna Cross, Troy D. Chinevere, Geoffrey S. Ginsburg, Lori A. Orlando, and Lori A. Family Health History Network. “Protocol for the "Implementation, adoption, and utility of family history in diverse care settings" study..” Implement Sci 10 (November 24, 2015). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13012-015-0352-8.

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26597091
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McVay, Megan A., Christopher Beadles, Ryanne Wu, Janet Grubber, Cynthia J. Coffman, William S. Yancy, Isaac Lipkus Reiner, and Corrine I. Voils. “Effects of provision of type 2 diabetes genetic risk feedback on patient perceptions of diabetes control and diet and physical activity self-efficacy..” Patient Educ Couns, June 30, 2015. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pec.2015.06.016.

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26189166
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Wu, R. R., Tiffany Himmel, Rachel A. Myers, Elizabeth Hauser, Allison Vorderstrasse, Geoffrey Ginsburg, and Lori A. Orlando. “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.” In Journal of General Internal Medicine, 30:S55–S55. SPRINGER, 2015.

Scholars@Duke

Wu, R Ryanne, Linda S. Kinsinger, Dawn Provenzale, Heather A. King, Patricia Akerly, Lottie K. Barnes, Santanu K. Datta, et al. “Implementation of new clinical programs in the VHA healthcare system: the importance of early collaboration between clinical leadership and research..” J Gen Intern Med 29 Suppl 4 (December 2014): 825–30. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11606-014-3026-3.

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25355086
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Wu, R. R., L. S. Kinsinger, D. Provenzale, H. A. King, P. Akerly, L. K. Barnes, S. K. Datta, et al. “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): 825–30. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11606-014-3026-3.

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