Jennifer Weiss, MD, MS

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine - Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Dr. Weiss’s research focuses on colorectal cancer screening for both average-risk and high-risk populations. In a project funded by UW ICTR, Dr. Weiss conducted a survey of UW Health primary care providers to further understand potential sources of variation in colorectal cancer screening rates. This data was used to design and implement multiple system-wide interventions that resulted in a 20% increase in UW Health’s screening rates. She is currently funded by the American Cancer Society and the Wisconsin Partnership Program to evaluate geographic disparities in colorectal cancer screening across Wisconsin and the upper Midwest and identify successful colorectal cancer screening strategies in rural and urban primary care clinics. Dr. Weiss is also involved in research on improving the quality of colorectal cancer screening programs and is funded by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to develop a comprehensive program to measure and track interval and non-interval colorectal cancers within a colorectal cancer screening program.