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.
HIP Investigator, Dr. Jen Weiss presenting at upcoming UW Department of Population Health Sciences Monday Seminar Series on 4/11
National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable article discusses UW Health's journey to 80% colorectal cancer screening rate
Using Statewide Electronic Health Record and Influenza Vaccination Data to Plan and Prioritize COVID-19 Vaccine Outreach and Communications in Wisconsin Communities
Colorectal Cancer Screening After Changes in US Preventive Services Task Force Guidelines With Increased Screening Options
A Multi-Institutional Cohort of Therapy-Associated Polyposis in Childhood and Young Adulthood Cancer Survivors