About Chyke A. Doubeni

Chyke Doubeni, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Family Medicine & Community Health, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 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.” (http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2011/10/17/president-obama-meets-nations-cutting-edge-researchers)


Present Faculty Member, Meyers Primary Care Institute, University of Pennsylvania
Present Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Pennsylvania

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Clinical epidemiology, Colorectal cancer screening, and Health disparities

Honors and Awards

  • Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) (2010)
  • Community Service Award in Health and Medicine (2001)
  • Terry Kane Award, Duke Family Medicine Program (1998)
  • Thomas E. Matheson, MD Memorial Award, Duke Family Medicine Program (1996)

Contact Information

University of Massachusetts Medical School
Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester, MA 01655


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