Jessica Chubak

Affiliate Professor, Epidemiology



PhD Epidemiology, University of Washington, 2007
MBHL Bioethics and Health Law, University of Otago, 2002



Kaiser Permanente Washington
1730 Minor Avenue, Suite 1600
Seattle, WA 98101


I am an epidemiologist with broad interests across the cancer care continuum. As a Senior Scientific Investigator at Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute (KPWHRI), I lead and participate in studies of cancer screening and outcomes. I have experience working in large research networks and with automated data, chart review, and patient-reported outcomes.

Research Interests

Her primary areas of research interest are in epidemiologic methods, cancer prevention and control, and pharmacoepidemiology.

Recent Publications (PubMed)

Challenges and Opportunities of Epidemiological Studies to Reduce the Burden of Cancers in Young Adults.
(2023 Sep)
Curr Epidemiol Rep 10(3): 115-124
Nichols HB, Wernli KJ, Chawla N, O'Meara ES, Gray MF, Green LE, Baggett CD, Casperson M, Chao C, Jones SMW, Kirchhoff AC, Kuo TM, Lee C, Malogolowkin M, Quesenberry CP, Ruddy KJ, Wun T, Zebrack B, Chubak J, Hahn EE, Keegan THM, Kushi LH

Timing of Colposcopy and Risk of Cervical Cancer.
(2023 Aug 22)
Obstet Gynecol
Alimena S, Lykken JM, Tiro JA, Chubak J, Kamineni A, Haas JS, Werner C, Kobrin SC, Feldman S

Risk of colorectal cancer and colorectal cancer mortality beginning one year after a negative fecal occult blood test, among screen-eligible 76-85-year-olds.
(2023 Jul 14)
Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev
Dalmat RR, Ziebell RA, Kamineni A, Phipps AI, Weiss NS, Breslau ES, Burnett-Hartman AN, Corley DA, Doria-Rose VP, Green BB, Halm EA, Levin TR, Schottinger JE, Chubak J

Factors associated with shorter-interval cervical cancer screening for young women in three United States healthcare systems.
(2023 Oct)
Prev Med Rep 35(): 102279
McCarthy AM, Tiro JA, Hu E, Ehsan S, Chubak J, Kamineni A, Feldman S, Atlas SJ, Silver MI, Kobrin S, Haas JS

Evaluating Different Approaches for Calculating Adenoma Detection Rate: Is Screening Colonoscopy the Gold Standard?
(2023 Sep)
Gastroenterology 165(3): 784-787.e4
Corley DA, Jensen CD, Chubak J, Schottinger JE, Halm EA, Udaltsova N, Prospr Precise Consortium

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In the News

Pet Therapy Project Serves as Crowdfunding Guinea Pig
Group Health Research News, 08/29/2013
Colon Cancer Screening Doubles Using e-Health Records
Annals of Internal Medicine, 03/05/2013