Scott M. Strayer, M.D., M.P.H.

Department Chair

Scott M. Strayer, M.D., M.P.H.Harris-Mayo Chair and Professor

Department: Department of Family Medicine & Population Health

Phone: (804) 828-9626

Email: scott.strayer@vcuhealth.org

Address/Location:
West Hospital, 14th Floor, North Wing, Room 14-113
1200 E. Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23298

Undergraduate Education

  • B.A., Government - The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA, 1990

Graduate Education

  • M.D. - Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Richmond, VA, 1994
  • MPH - Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO, 2001

Post Graduate Education

  • VCU Hanover Family Practice Residency, Mechanicsville, VA, 1997

Certifications

  • American Board of Family Medicine, 1997-present

Research Interests

  • cancer control and prevention
  • health disparities
  • smoking cessation and prevention
  • colorectal cancer prevention
  • health promotion
  • health behavior change
  • medical informatics
  • translation of brief behavioral interventions on multiple health behaviors (e.g., smoking, alcohol, and unhealthy weight) into primary care settings using innovative health information technology tools

Clinical Specialties

  • Family medicine, colorectal cancer screening, endoscopy

Practice Site

  • Nelson Family Medicine Clinic
    401 N. 11th Street, 1st floor
    Richmond, VA 23219
    (804) 828-5883

Awards & Honors

  • Air Force Achievement Medal for outstanding clinical service at Joint Base Charleston during Operation Freedom Sentinel, 2017
  • Joint Services Commendation Medal, awarded for scholarship in smoking cessation, 2011
  • Recognition of Service Award, Tar Wars National Office, American Academy of Family Physicians; recognized for leadership, contributions and commitment to the Tar Wars effort while serving as a Tar Wars Program Advisor, 2009
  • Member, School of Medicine Academy of Distinguished Educators, University of Virginia (elected 2006, top 10% of clinician-educators), 2006
  • Award Recipient, National Cancer Institute Clinical Research Loan Repayment Program (renewal), $70,000, 2005-2007
  • Fellow, American Academy of Family Physicians, 2005
  • Outstanding Volunteer of the Year, Tar Wars Virginia Program, Medical Society of Virginia, 2004
  • Award Recipient, National Cancer Institute Clinical Research Loan Repayment Program, $70,000, 2003-2005
  • Meritorious Service Medal, United States Air Force.; Awarded for founding first family practice endoscopy program in Air Force, and for starting Tar Wars program in local community, 2001
  • Finalist, Microsoft Physician of the Year, 2001
  • Delta Omega, Public Health Honor Society, 2001
  • American Academy of Family Physicians Tar Wars “Star Award” for institutional support; awarded for starting Tar Wars program in local community, and for mentoring and coordinating residents and medical students in annual presentations, 2000
  • Health Professions Scholarship, United States Air Force Reserve, 1990-1997
  • Generalist Initiative Award for Outstanding Community Service, Medical College of Virginia (VCU School of Medicine), 1997
  • Mead Johnson Family Medicine Research Scholarship, 1995
  • Pi Sigma Alpha, Political Science Honor Society, 1989
  • Alpha Lambda Delta, national honor society that recognizes academic excellence in the first year at a college or university, 1986
  • Phi Eta Sigma, the nation's oldest and largest honor society for first-year college and university students, 1986

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • Virginia Academy of Family Physicians
  • Richmond Academy of Medicine
  • Association of Departments of Family Medicine
  • North American Primary Care Research Group
  • American Association of Primary Care Endoscopy
  • Uniformed Services Academy of Family Physicians

Selected Peer Reviewed Publications:

  • Cancer Prevention and Control
    • Heim SW, Nadkarni M, Rollins LK, Schorling JB, Waters DB, Hauck FR, Strayer SM. Modular lifestyle intervention tool: a handheld tool to assist clinicians in providing patient-tailored counseling. Ann Fam 2005 Jul-Aug;3 Suppl 2:S65-7. PubMed Central PMCID: PMC1466961.
    • Ersek JL, Eberth JM, McDonnell KK, Strayer SM, Sercy E, Cartmell K, Friedman DB. Knowledge, perception, and use of low-dose computed tomography for lung cancer screening among family practice physicians. 2016 Aug 1;122(15):2324-31.
    • Kollath-Cattano C, Thrasher JF, Osman A, Andrews JO, Strayer SM. Physician Advice for e-Cigarette Use. J Am Board Fam Med 2016 Nov-Dec;29(6):741-747. PMCID: PMC6143900
    • Eberth, JM, McDonnell, KK, Sercy, E, Khan, S, Strayer, SM, Dievendorf, AC, Vernon, SW. A national survey of primary care physicians: Perceptions and practices of low-dose CT lung cancer screening. Prev Med 2018 May 22;11:93-99. doi: 10.1016/j.pmedr.2018.05.013. eCollection 2018 Sep. PMID: 29984145 PMCID: PMC6030390
  • Disseminating advanced gastrointestinal clinical findings into primary care settings
    • Strayer SM. Should we screen patients for Barrett’s esophagus? Yes: men with long-standing reflux symptoms should be screened with endoscopy. Am Fam Physician. 2011 May 15;83(10):1140, 1142, 1147. PubMed PMID: 21568246
    • Anderson WD 3rd, Strayer SM. Evaluation of nausea and vomiting: a case-based approach. Am Fam Physician 2013 Sep 15;88(6):371-9. PubMed PMID: 24134044
    • Anderson WD, Strayer SM, Mull SR. Common questions about the management of gastroesophageal reflux disease. Am Fam Physician 2015 May 15;91(10):692-7. PubMed PMID: 25978198
  • Translating Findings into Primary Care
    • Wilkins T, LeClair B, Smolkin M, Davies K, Thomas A, Taylor ML, Strayer SM. Screening colonoscopies by primary care physicians: A meta-analysis. Ann Fam Med. 2009 Jan-Feb;7(1):56-62. PMCID: PMC2625839
    • Rao GA, Mann JR, Shoaibi A, Bennett CL, Nahhas G, Sutton SS, Jacob S, Strayer SM. Azithromycin and levofloxacin use and increased risk of cardiac arrhythmia and death. Ann Fam Med 2014 Mar-Apr;12(2):121-7. PMID: 24615307 PMCID: PMC3948758
    • Rothemich SF, Strayer SM. Let Quitlines Assist You in Helping More Smokers Quit. Am Fam Physician. 2011 Jul 15;84(2):162-4.
    • Bornemann P, Eisaa A, Strayer SM. Smoking cessation drug update: What works and how well does it work? J Fam Pract. 2016 January;65(1):22-29B.
  • Conducting Clinical Trials
    • Strayer SM, Ingersoll K, Pelletier S, Conaway M, Wells K, Tanabe K. “Motivational Interviewing in Primary Care: Current Practices and Mechanisms of Action for Successful Smoking Cessation Counseling. North American Primary Care Research Group Annual Meeting; 2012 October; New Orleans, LA. Fam Med. 2013 Feb:45 (Suppl 2).: Family Medicine; c2013
    • Strayer SM, Heim SW, Rollins LK, ‡Bovbjerg ML, ‡Nadkarni M, Waters DB, Hauck FR, Schorling Improving smoking cessation counseling using a point-of-care health intervention tool (IT): from the Virginia Practice Support and Research Network (VaPSRN). J Am Board Fam Med. 2013 Mar- Apr;26(2):116-25. PubMed PMID: 23471925.
    • McDonnell KK, Strayer SM, Sercy E, Campbell C, Friedman DB, Cartmell KB, Eberth JM. Developing and testing a brief clinic-based lung cancer screening decision aid for primary care settings. Health Expect. 2018 Aug;21(4):796-804. doi: 10.1111/hex.12675. Epub 2018 Feb 23.
    • Kollath-Cattano C, Thrasher JF, Salloum RG, Albano AW, Jindal M, Durkin M, Strayer SM. Evaluation of a smoking cessation patient decision aid that integrates information about e-cigarettes. Nicotine Tob Res. 2021 May 13:ntab095. doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntab095. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33984145.
  • Developing and evaluating novel Health Information Technology approaches for healthy lifestyle and health behavior change counseling
    • Strayer SM, Rollins LK, Martindale JR. A handheld computer smoking intervention tool and its effects on physician smoking cessation counseling. J Am Board Fam Med. 2006 Jul-Aug;19(4):350-7.
    • Strayer SM, Ingersoll K, Pelletier S, Schorling J, Reynolds G, Zarnegar J. QuitAdvisorMD: A Point-of- Care Tool for Brief Smoking Cessation Interventions. [revised 2015 January]. [Internet]. Charlottesville, VA: SilverChair Sciences; 2010 January. Available from: www.quitadvisormd.com.
    • Strayer SM, Pelletier SL, Rollins LK, Heim SW, Ingersoll KS, Ritterband LM, Schorling JB. Evaluation of a screening and counseling tool for alcohol misuse: a Virginia Practice Support and Research Network (VaPSRN) trial. J Am Board Fam Med. 2012 Sep-Oct;25(5):605-13. PubMed PMID: 22956696; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3532040.
    • Strayer SM, Heim SW, Rollins LK, ‡Bovbjerg ML, ‡Nadkarni M, Waters DB, Hauck FR, Schorling Improving smoking cessation counseling using a point-of-care health intervention tool (IT): from the Virginia Practice Support and Research Network (VaPSRN). J Am Board Fam Med. 2013 Mar- Apr;26(2):116-25. PubMed PMID: 23471925.

Books, Book Chapters, & Monographs:

  • Strayer SM. Barrett’s esophagus. In: Ebell MH, Ferenchick G, Smith M, Barry H, Slawson D, Shaughnessy A, Forsch R, Li S, Wilkes M, Usatine R, eds. e-Essential Evidence. 1st ed. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons. 2020
  • Hall J, Strayer SM, Mayeaux EJ, Epidermal Cyst:  Minimal Excision.  in Mayeaux EJ Jr. The Essential Guide to Primary Care Procedures. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer: Lippincott, Williams, & Wilkins; 2015.
  • Strayer SM, Hall J, Epidermal Cyst Fusiform Excision. in Mayeaux EJ Jr. The Essential Guide to Primary Care Procedures. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer: Lippincott, Williams, & Wilkins; 2015.
  • Kim YS, Strayer SM. Barrett’s esophagus. In: Ebell MH, Ferenchick G, Smith M, Barry H, Slawson D, Shaughnessy A, Forsch R, Li S, Wilkes M, Usatine R, eds. e-Essential Evidence. 1st ed. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons. 2017
  • Tsang KW, Strayer SM. Excision of lesion. In: Ebell MH, Ferenchick G, Smith M, Barry H, Slawson D, Shaughnessy A, Forsch R, Li S, Wilkes M, Usatine R, eds. e-Essential Evidence. 1st ed. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons.
  • Strayer SM, Ebell M. Hunting tools in the hand: the use of handheld computers to master information. In: Rosser WW, Slawson DC, Shaughnessy AF, Weigman BG, eds. Information Mastery: Evidence-Based Family Medicine, 2nd Hamilton, Ontario, Canada: BC Decker Inc; 2004:14-24.
  • Strayer SM, Reynolds P, Ebell M, eds. Handhelds in Medicine: A Practical Guide for Clinicians. New York: Springer-Verlag; 2004.
  • Roa RM, Smithiline N, Steinchen P, Strayer S, Turisco F, eds. Handheld Healthcare. Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society. Published at http://www.himss.org/webguides/handheld/index.asp. May 2002.
  • Strayer SM, Seto CK. Bioterrorism: an overview for family physicians. Clinical Update 272, Clinical Update Series, AAFP Home Study Self-Assessment Program; January 2002.

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