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Marilyn Schapira, MD, MPH

Marilyn Schapira, MD, MPH Physician

Director, General Internal Medicine Fellowship Program Professor of Medicine at the Veteran's Administration Medical Center

Dr. Schapira is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Internal Medicine

Programs & Centers:


American College of Physicians, National Department of Veterans Affairs Health Services Research and Development (HSR&D) Service Scientific Review Board., National Society for Medical Decision Making (SMDM), National Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM), National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Schapira is employed by Penn Medicine.


Description of Research Expertise:

Shared decision making
Risk communication
Health literacy
Health numeracy

Selected Publications:

Schapira MM, Hubbard RA, Seitz HH, Conant EF, Schnall M, Cappella JN, Harrington T, Inge C, Armstrong K: The Impact of a Breast Cancer Screening Decision Aid on Initiation of Screening among Younger Women: Report of a Randomized Trial MDM Policy Pract 4 (1): 2019.

Phillips CA, Hunt A, Salvesen-Quinn M, Guerra J, Shcapira MM, Bailey C, Merchant RM.: Health-related Google searches performed by parents of pediatric oncology patients Pediatric Blood & Cancer : 2019.

Schapira MM, Fletcher KE, Ganschow PG, Jacobs AJ, Walker CM, Smallwood A, Gil D, Faghri, A, Kong A, Yen T, McDunn S, Marcus E, Neuner JM.: Improving Communication in Breast Cancer Treatment Consultation: Use of a Computer Test of Health Numeracy. Journal of Women's Health : 2019.

Barlow WE, Beaber EF, Geller BM, Kamineni A, Zheng Y, Haas JS, Chao CR, Rutter CM, Zauber AG, Sprague BL, Halm EA, Weaver DL, Chubak J, Doria-Rose VP, Kobrin S, Onega T, Quinn VP, Schapira MM, Tosteson ANA, Corley DA, Skinner CS, Schnall MD, Armstrong K, Wheeler CM, Silverberg MC, Balasubramanian BA, Doubeni CA, McLerran D, Tiro JA, on behalf of the PROSPR consortium.: Evaluating screening participation, follow-up and outcomes for breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer in the PROSPR consortium. JNCI : 2019.

Sterling MR, Silva AF, Robbins L, Dargar SK, Schapira MM, Safford MM.: Let's talk numbers: a qualitative study of community-dwelling US adults to understand the role of numeracy in the management of heart failure BMJ Open 8 (9): 2018.

Weissman GE, Yadav KN, Madden V, Courtright KR, Hart JL, Asch DA, Schapira MM, Halpern SD.: Numeracy and understanding of quantitative aspects of predictive models: A pilot study Applied Clinical Informatics 9 (3): 683-692,2018.

Aysola J, Schapira MM, Huo H, Werner RM.: Organizational processes and patient experiences in the patient-centered medical home Med Care 56 (6): 497-504,2018.

Schapira MM, Rodriguez KL, Kaminstein D, Chhatre S, Kravetz J, Bastian LA, Onur A, Shea J, Prigge J, Villegas J, Hruska KL, Fraenkel L.: Implementation of lung cancer screening decision support in the VA: Where providers and patients thinking converges and diverges. Presented at the Society of General Internal Medicine Annual Meeting, Denver CO : 2018.

Schapira MM: The conundrum and challenge of lung cancer screening shared decision-making implementation J Gen Intern Med : 2018.

Seitz HH, Schapira MM, Gibson LA, Skubisz C, Mello S, Armstrong K, Cappella JN.: Explaining Mammography Decisions: The Roles of Worry, Fear, and Perceived Susceptibility to Breast Cancer Psychol Health 33 (5): 682-700,2018.

Academic Contact Info

Division of General Internal Medicine
1316 Blockley Hall
423 Guardian Drive
University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 898-2022