Aruna Kamineni, PhD

“I'm working on reducing cancer through better screening. I collaborate with researchers nationwide on studies that will make screening more effective, patient-friendly, and personalized.”

Aruna  Kamineni, PhD

Research Associate, Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute

Biography

Aruna Kamineni, PhD, came to Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute in 2009 with a wealth of experience in cardiovascular and cancer epidemiology. Attracted by the Institute’s well-established cancer research program, Dr. Kamineni is excited to build on her 2010 dissertation evaluating the efficacy of cervical cancer screening in older women. She is currently working with Senior Investigator Diana Buist, PhD, and others to compare the effectiveness of  various screening strategies for cervical and colorectal cancers. Dr. Kamineni’s future research goals include studying the impact of human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA testing and HPV vaccination on cervical cancer and  screening programs.

Research interests and experience

Recent publications

Singal AG, Corley DA, Kamineni A, Garcia M, Zheng Y, Doria-Rose PV, Quinn VP, Jensen CD, Chubak J, Tiro J, Doubeni CA, Ghai NR, Skinner CS, Wernli K, Halm EA. Patterns and predictors or repeat fecal immunochemical and occult blood test screening in four large health care systems in the United States. Am J Gastroenterol. 2018 Feb 27. pii: 10.1038/s41395-018-0023-x. doi: 10.1038/s41395-018-0023-x. [Epub ahead of print]. PubMed

Balasubramanian BA, Garcia MP, Corley DA, Doubeni CA, Haas JS, Kamineni A, Quinn VP, Wernli K, Zheng Y, Skinner CS. Racial/ethnic differences in obesity and comorbidities between safety-net- and non safety-net integrated health systems. Medicine (Baltimore). 2017;96(11):e6326. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000006326. PubMed

Habbema D, Weinmann S, Arbyn M, Kamineni A, Williams AE, M C M de Kok I, van Kemenade F, Field TS, van Rosmalen J, Brown ML. Harms of cervical cancer screening in the United States and the Netherlands. Int J Cancer. 2017 Mar 1;140(5):1215-1222. doi: 10.1002/ijc.30524. PubMed

Shortreed SM, Johnson EJ, Rutter CM, Kamineni A, Wernli KJ, Chubak J. Cohort restriction based on prior enrollment: Examining potential biases in estimating cancer and mortality risk. Obs Stud. 2016 Aug;2:51-64. Epub 2016 Sep 26. PubMed

 

Cancer Research

Research funded to improve cancer screening

Drs. Kamineni and Chubak are among leaders of 2 new large PROSPR awards from NCI for cervical and colorectal cancer screening research.

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Colon cancer screening doubles with new e-health record use

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