Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of General Medicine and Epidemiology, UNC-Chapel Hill
MD, Pennsylvania State University
MPH, UNC-Chapel Hill
Dr. Sheridan’s research is focused on chronic disease prevention and physician – patient communication in primary care settings. Her main areas of interest include heart disease prevention and prostate cancer screening. She has conducted research examining the role of shared decision-making in screening and chemoprevention, how well physicians and patients understand various presentations of risk, and the effects of literacy on health outcomes. Dr. Sheridan is a research fellow at the Cecil Sheps Center for Health Services Research and the Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention.