MD (MBBS), College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Nigeria (1987)
FRCS, Royal College of Surgeons of England, UK (1993)
MPH, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA (2004)
2003 - Member, North America Primary Care Research Group
2004 - Member, American Academy of Family Physicians
2009 - Member, American College of Preventive Medicine
1998 - Diplomate, American Board of Family Medicine
2010 - Diplomate, American Board of Preventive Medicine
Current research projects:
COLOFIT: Optimizing Colonoscopy & Fecal Immunochemical Tests for Community-Based Screening
(NIH/NCI, U54, PROSPR) 09/1/2011-08/31/2016 Role: co-PI (subcontract)
This project establishes a PROSPR Research Center aimed at maximizing the benefits and minimizing the harms of screening with colonoscopy or FIT in community settings. The project will also work with Cancer Intervention and Surveillance Modeling Network (CISNET) to examine the benefits, harms and comparative effectiveness of the two tests and assess risk-based screening strategies as well as the likely relative impact of remediating preventable failures in the CRC screening process.
Effectiveness of Screening Colonoscopy in Reducing Deaths from Colorectal Cancer
(NIH/NCI, RO1) 09/1/2010 - 03/30/2015 Role: co-PI
The three-site study will estimate the effectiveness of screening colonoscopy in reducing death from colorectal cancer (CRC) among average-risk adults, particularly in the right colon
SEARCH: Cancer Screening Effectiveness and Research in Community-based Healthcare
(NIH/NCI, RC2)09/1/09 - 08/31/2012 Role: co-PI
The goal of this study is to develop scientific and methodological capacity for cancer screening comparative effectiveness research in a community-based setting using administrative and clinical databases and medical records data. The long-term goal is to generate and disseminate findings about high priority comparative effectiveness research topics for patients, clinicians, policy makers, payers and public health practitioners. The project is supported by a national Advisory Board of scientists and policy makers on cancer screening and in collaboration with the Cancer Intervention and Surveillance Modeling Network (CISNET)
Understanding Racial and Ethnic Differences in Survival from Colorectal Cancer
(NIH/NCI, KO1) 09/10/07 - 8/31/2012 Role: co-PI
The goal of this 5-year career development research award is to investigate underlying causes of racial and ethnic differences in CRC survival.
Minority supplement to Effectiveness of Screening Colonoscopy in Reducing Death from Colorectal Cancer.
06/1/2011-03/31/2013 Role: PI
This is a training award for a minority investigator (Dr. Rosalie Torres Stone) from the NCI Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities.
Completed research projects:
ARRA Administrative Supplement to KO1 - Understanding Racial & Ethnic Differences in Survival from Colorectal Cancer
09/25/2009 - 09/24/2011 Role: PI
Improving the Process of Cancer Screening for Low Income Diverse Populations
09/2007-09/2010 Role: Project Leader
This project assessed barriers and facilitators in the process of CRC screening, and complete diagnostic evaluation of abnormal screening for low income patients receiving care at community health centers. This pilot project was funded under the auspices of the MassCONECT project.
Socioeconomic Diversity in Integrated Healthcare Delivery Systems
04/2008-05/2009 Role: Project Leader
This pilot project assessed the area-level socioeconomic and racial structure of enrollees of participating integrated health delivery systems and compared the use of preventive health care services according to levels of neighborhood SES.
How Do Perceived Availability and Knowledge of Commercial Sources of Tobacco Contribute to Tobacco Use?06/2006-05/2007 Role:PI
This project assessed whether perceived availability, and/or merchant non-compliance with tobacco ordinances are risk factors for susceptibility, initiation, or regular tobacco use among adolescents. Studies conducted under this project demonstrated that smoking and the development of addiction are two reinforcing processes.
Research supplement for under-represented minorities
04/2004 -02/2007 Role: Project Leader
Studies conducted under the auspices of this funding reported on the utilization patterns of cancer early detection services among women following diagnosis of incident breast cancer or cervical neoplasm.
Peripheral Arterial Disease in the Managed Care Setting
01/2002-07/2004 Role: Project Leader
This project, conducted as part of my MPH thesis, assessed the feasibility of screening for peripheral arterial disease in the managed care setting by assessing the yield from screening a high-risk population with no pre-existing cardiovascular disease.
HRSA - Title III Ryan White grant
2000-2001 Role: Program/Medical Director
This grant supported a program that provided accessible coordinated care to persons living with HIV/AIDS through a collaboration with the Division of Infectious Diseases at East Carolina University School of Medicine.
Chyke Doubeni, MD, MPH, associate professor of family medicine & community health, is a clinical epidemiologist, and board-certified in both preventive medicine & family medicine. Currently, he is a co-Principal Investigator of three large, multi-site research projects, which focus on the comparative effectiveness of colorectal cancer screening tests and on improving the process of screening for colorectal cancer in community settings.
Dr. Doubeni has also conducted studies to understand the complex social, biological and health-care related issues that contribute to disparities in mortality from colorectal cancer. In October 2011, Dr. Doubeni received a 2010 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) in recognition of innovative research, mentoring and community work. This award is bestowed each year upon "...outstanding scientists and engineers who are beginning their independent research careers, show exceptional potential for leadership, and have demonstrated a commitment to community service and the advancement of science, technology, engineering and math education".*