Cynthia Feltner

Cynthia Feltner, MD, MPH

Concentration Lead - Population Health for Clinicians
Department of Public Health Leadership and Practice
Assistant Professor
Department of Internal Medicine, Division of General Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology
Associate Director
RTI-UNC Evidence-based Practice Center
5034 Old Clinic Building
CB #7110
Chapel Hill, NC 27599


Dr. Feltner is associate director of the RTI-UNC Evidence-based Practice Center as well as an assistant professor in the Department of Medicine at UNC. She also core faculty in the Department of Public Health Leadership and Practice at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and serve as the concentration lead for the master of public health (MPH) concentration in Population Health for Clinicians. 

Dr. Feltner has a special interest in chronic disease prevention and clinical epidemiology. In addition to her clinical work seeing patients at the UNC Ambulatory Care Center, Dr. Feltner plays an active role in the education of medical students, residents and fellows.

She teaches courses on critical appraisal of the medical literature, prevention, systematic review methods and cost-effectiveness for the MPH Population for Health Clinicians concentration. She has published multiple systematic reviews for AHRQ and the USPSTF.

Representative Courses

PUBH 701: Cost Effectiveness in Health and Medicine | Syllabus

PUBH 702: Systematic Review | Syllabus

PUBH 750: Strategies of Prevention for Clinicians | Syllabus

Research Activities

Systematic review methods

Key Publications

Screening for Hearing Loss in Older Adults: Updated Evidence Report and Systematic Review for the US Preventive Services Task Force. Feltner C, Wallace IF, Kistler CE, Coker-Schwimmer M, Jonas DE. (2021). JAMA., 325(12), 1202-1215.

Khoury AL, Kolarczyk LM, Strassle PD, Feltner C, Hance LM, Teeter EG, Haithcock BE, Long JM. Thoracic Enhanced Recovery After Surgery: Single Academic Center Observations After Implementation (2020). The Annals of Thoracic Surgery.

Current Surgical Management of Hidradenitis Suppurativa: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Riddle A, Westerkam L, Feltner C, Sayed C. (2021). Dermatol Surg..

A systematic review of patient-and family-level inhaled corticosteroid adherence interventions in Black/African Americans. Riley IL, Murphy B, Razouki Z, Krishnan JA, Apter A, Okelo S, Kraft M, Feltner C, Que LG, Boulware LE. (2019). The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice., 7(4), 1184-93.

Screening for intimate partner violence, elder abuse, and abuse of vulnerable adults: Evidence report and systematic review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. . Feltner C, Wallace I, Berkman N, Kistler CE, Middleton JC, Barclay C, Higginbotham L, Green JT, Jonas DE. (2018). JAMA., 320(16), 1688-1701.


  • MPH, Public Health Leadership Program, Health Care and Prevention (MDMPH), Gillings School of Global Public Health, 2010
  • MD, Medicine, West Virginia University School of Medicine, 2002
  • BS, Biology, University of Richmond, 1998