Chyke A Doubeni

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Harrison McCrea Dickson, M.D. and Clifford C. Baker, M.D. Presidential Professor
Full member, Abramson Cancer Center
Senior Fellow, Center for Public Health Initiatives
Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics
Senior Scholar, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Member, Penn Program on Race Science and Society
Member, The Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics
Department: Family Medicine and Community Health

Contact information
Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
PPMC - Andrew Mutch Building, #720
51 N. 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 2156628881
Education:
MD (MBBS) (Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery)
College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Nigeria, 1987.
F.R.C.S. (Fellow)
Royal College of Surgeons of England, UK, 1993.
M.P.H. (Public Health)
University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA , 2004.
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Description of Itmat Expertise

colorectal cancer screening and prevention

Description of Other Expertise

Dr. Doubeni currently serves as the Chair for the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania (Penn). He is a Senior Scholar in the Penn Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and a Senior Fellow in both the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics and the Center for Public Health Initiatives. Dr. Doubeni serves as diversity search advisor for the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. He had also served as interim Associate Vice Provost for Diversity (AVPD) for the UMASS Medical School, supporting the recruitment, retention and career advancement of faculty that are underrepresented in academic medicine by building external collaborative relationships.

Description of Research Expertise

Dr. Doubeni's research is on colorectal cancer focusing on racial and socioeconomic disparities in mortality and on the effectiveness of screening. He currently leads National Institute of Health-funded multisite studies of the comparative effectiveness colorectal cancer screening and is a co-principal investigator of one of three colorectal cancer research centers of the PROSPR (Population-Based Research Optimizing Screening through Personalized Regimens) network. The PROSPR center, based in Kaiser Permanente in Northern and Southern California, is examining critical questions about factors that limit the optimal performance or effectiveness of colorectal cancer screening (with colonoscopy or fecal immunochemical test) in order to remediate avoidable failures in the process of screening. Dr. Doubeni received a 2010 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) for his work on cancer screening comparative effectiveness research, mentoring and community service.

Selected Publications

Mehta SJ, Khan T, Guerra C, Reitz C, McAuliffe T, Volpp KG, Asch DA, Doubeni CA.: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Opt-in Versus Opt-Out Colorectal Cancer Screening Outreach. Am J Gastroenterol Jun 2018 Notes: Jun 21. doi: 10.1038/s41395-018-0151-3.

Doubeni CA, Levin TR: In Screening for Colorectal Cancer, Is the FIT Right for the Right Side of the Colon? Ann Intern Med Nov 2018 Notes: Ann Intern Med. 2018 Oct 2. doi: 10.7326/M18-2444. [Epub ahead of print]. Media coverage on MedPage and Today in Medicine.

Doubeni CA: Comments on: Behavioral Weight Loss Interventions to Prevent Obesity-Related Morbidity and Mortality in Adults: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement NPR, WHYY, Reuters. NPR - Eating And Health: Doctors Should Send Obese Patients To Diet Counseling, Panel Says. But Many Don't. September 18, 2018 (eds.). Reuters - Health News - "U.S. doctors recommend behavior changes to prevent obesity-related health issues" September 18, 2018 - by Lisa Rapaport. Syndicated to MDLinx, September 2018 Notes: WHYY - Radiotimes with Marty Moss-Coane - Obesity: stopping the stigma - Air Date: September 21, 2018; with comments on "Everything You Know About Obesity Is Wrong by Michael Hobbes, Huffington Post". Podcast - https://whyy.org/episodes/obesity-stopping-the-stigma/

US Preventive Services Task Force, Curry S, Krist AH, Owens DK, Barry MJ, Caughey AB, Davidson KW, Doubeni CA, Epling JW, Kemper AR, Kubik M, Kurth AE, Landefeld CS, Mangione CM, Phipps MG, Silverstein M, Simon MA, Tseng CW, Wong JB: Screening for Syphilis Infection in Pregnant Women: US Preventive Services Task Force Reaffirmation Recommendation Statement. JAMA 320(9): 911-917, Sep 2018 Notes: doi:10.1001/jama.2018.11785

Ghai NR, Jensen CD, Corley DA, Doubeni CA, Schottinger JE, Zauber AG, Lee AT, Contreras R, Levin TR, Lee JK, Quinn VP: Colorectal cancer screening participation among Asian Americans overall and subgroups in an integrated health care setting with organized screening. Clin Transl Gastroenterol 9(9), September 2018 Notes: doi: 10.1038/s41424-018-0051-2.

US Preventive Services Task Force, Curry SJ, Krist AH, Owens DK, Barry MJ, Caughey AB, Davidson KW, Doubeni CA, Epling JW Jr, Grossman DC, Kemper AR, Kubik M, Landefeld CS, Mangione CM, Phipps MG, Silverstein M, Simon MA, Tseng CW, Wong JB: Behavioral Weight Loss Interventions to Prevent Obesity-Related Morbidity and Mortality in Adults: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement. JAMA The JAMA Network, 320(11): 1162-1171, September 2018 Notes: doi:10.1001/jama.2018.13022

Selby K, Jensen CD, Lee JK, Doubeni CA, Schottinger JE, Zhao WK, Chubak J, Halm E, Ghai NR, Contreras R, Skinner CS, Kamineni A, Levin TR, Corley DA: Influence of varying quantitative fecal immunochemical test positivity thresholds on colorectal cancer detection: a community-based cohort study Annals Int Med September 2018 Notes: doi: 10.7326/M18-0244. [Epub ahead of print]

Doubeni CA, Fedewa SA, Levin TR, Jensen CD, Saia C, Zebrowski AM, Quinn VP, Rendle KA, Zauber AG, Becerra-Culqui TA, Mehta SJ, Fletcher RH, Schottinger JE, Corley DA: Modifiable Failures in the Colorectal Cancer Screening Process and Their Association with Risk of Death Gastroenterology September 2018 Notes: Gastroenterology. 2018 Sep 27. pii: S0016-5085(18)35034-0. doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2018.09.040. [Epub ahead of print] Covered on MedPage Today (10/1, Swift), Healio Gastroenterology (10/1, Young), and AGA Today News

Dichter M, Teitelman A, Klusaritz H, Maurer DM, Cronholm PF, Doubeni CA : Trauma-Informed Care Training in Family Medicine Residency Programs: Results from CERA Survey. Fam Med 50(8): 617-622, Sep 2018 Notes: DOI: 10.22454/FamMed.2018.505481.

Doubeni CA: Comments on: Behavioral Weight Loss Interventions to Prevent Obesity-Related Morbidity and Mortality in Adults: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement   MedicalResearch.com, Republika. Medscape - USPSTF Posts Draft Recs for Treatment of Adults With Obesity Tara Haelle February 20, 2018 Newsline (eds.). Republika, Jakarta, Indonesia (https://www.republika.co.id/berita/gaya-hidup/info-sehat/18/09/19/pfalpo349-dokter-kerap-lupakan-hal-ini-saat-mendapat-pasien-obesitas, September 2018 Notes: MedicalResearch.com – USPSTF: Behavior-Based Weight Loss Interventions Associated with Weight Loss and Lower Risk of Diabetes – Marie Benz – September 20, 2018.

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Last updated: 10/18/2018
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