Aruna Kamineni, PhD, MPH

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“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, MPH

Assistant Investigator, Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute

Biography

Aruna Kamineni, PhD, MPH, came to Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute in 2009 with a wealth of experience in chronic disease epidemiology. Dr. Kamineni has expertise in using case-control methods to evaluate screening efficacy, and her research focuses on addressing evidence gaps for clinical guidelines, particularly for cervical and colorectal cancer prevention. A substantial portion of her work has focused on developing infrastructure and methods for research using electronic clinical and administrative health care data.

Since 2011, Dr. Kamineni has participated in the National Cancer Institute’s Population-based Research to Optimize the Screening Process (PROSPR) consortium to evaluate and improve cancer screening in U.S. community settings. As a principal investigator for multisite cervical and colorectal cancer PROSPR Research Centers, Dr. Kamineni is leading and collaborating on work to determine how to optimally use screening tests and consider how to tailor screening for population subgroups.

Dr. Kamineni’s research goals include studying the impact of human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA testing and HPV vaccination on cervical cancer and screening programs. Multidisciplinary collaboration is a valued and important driver of Dr. Kamineni’s research and she embraces a team science approach to optimizing cancer prevention.

Research interests and experience

  • Cancer

    Cervical cancer; colorectal cancer; screening; disparities

  • Methods

    Electronic clinical and administrative data infrastructure development for research; case-control studies; team science

Recent publications

Chubak J, Whitlock EP, Williams SB, Kamineni A, Burda BU, Buist DS, Anderson ML. Aspirin for the prevention of cancer incidence and mortality: systematic evidence reviews for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Ann Intern Med. 2016 Apr 12. doi: 10.7326/M15-2117. [Epub ahead of print]. PubMed

Chubak J, Garcia MP, Burnett-Hartman AN, Zheng Y, Corley DA, Halm EA, Singal AG, Klabunde CN, Doubeni CA, Kamineni A, Levin TR, Schottinger JE, Green BB, Quinn VP, Rutter CM; PROSPR consortium. Time to colonoscopy after positive fecal blood test in four US healthcare systems. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2016 Feb;25(2):344-50. doi: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-15-0470.Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2016 Feb 3. [Epub ahead of print]. PubMed

Tosteson AN, Beaber EF, Tiro J, Kim J, McCarthy AM, Quinn VP, Doria-Rose VP, Wheeler CM, Barlow WE, Bronson M, Garcia M, Corley DA, Haas JS, Halm EA, Kamineni A, Rutter CM, Tosteson TD, Trentham-Dietz A, Weaver DL. Variation in screening abnormality rates and follow-up of breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screening within the PROSPR consortium. J Gen Intern Med. 2016 Apr;31(4):372-9. doi: 10.1007/s11606-015-3552-7. PubMed

Sampson JN, Wheeler WA, Yeager M, Panagiotou O, Wang Z, Berndt SI, Lan Q, Abnet CC, Amundadottir LT, Figueroa JD, Landi MT, Mirabello L, Savage SA, Taylor PR, De Vivo I, McGlynn KA, Purdue MP, Rajaraman P, Adami HO, Ahlbom A, Albanes D, Amary MF, An SJ, Andersson U, Andriole G Jr, Andrulis IL, Angelucci E, Ansell SM, Arici C, Armstrong BK, Arslan AA, Austin MA, Baris D, Barkauskas DA, Bassig BA, Becker N, Benavente Y, Benhamou S, Berg C, Van Den Berg D, Bernstein L, Bertrand KA, Birmann BM, Black A, Boeing H, Boffetta P, Boutron-Ruault MC, Bracci PM, Brinton L, Brooks-Wilson AR, Bueno-de-Mesquita HB, Burdett L, Buring J, Butler MA, Cai Q, Cancel-Tassin G, Canzian F, Carrato A, Carreon T, Carta A, Chan JK, Chang ET, Chang GC, Chang IS, Chang J, Chang-Claude J, Chen CJ, Chen CY, Chen C, Chen CH, Chen C, Chen H, Chen K, Chen KY, Chen KC, Chen Y, Chen YH, Chen YS, Chen YM, Chien LH, Chirlaque MD, Choi JE, Choi YY, Chow WH, Chung CC, Clavel J, Clavel-Chapelon F, Cocco P, Colt JS, Comperat E, Conde L, Connors JM, Conti D, Cortessis VK, Cotterchio M, Cozen W, Crouch S, Crous-Bou M, Cussenot O, Davis FG, Ding T, Diver WR, Dorronsoro M, Dossus L, Duell EJ, Ennas MG, Erickson RL, Feychting M, Flanagan AM, Foretova L, Fraumeni JF Jr, Freedman ND, Beane Freeman LE, Fuchs C, Gago-Dominguez M, Gallinger S, Gao YT, Gapstur SM, Garcia-Closas M, García-Closas R, Gascoyne RD, Gastier-Foster J, Gaudet MM, Gaziano JM, Giffen C, Giles GG, Giovannucci E, Glimelius B, Goggins M, Gokgoz N, Goldstein AM, Gorlick R, Gross M, Grubb R 3rd, Gu J, Guan P, Gunter M, Guo H, Habermann TM, Haiman CA, Halai D, Hallmans G, Hassan M, Hattinger C, He Q, He X, Helzlsouer K, Henderson B, Henriksson R, Hjalgrim H, Hoffman-Bolton J, Hohensee C, Holford TR, Holly EA, Hong YC, Hoover RN, Horn-Ross PL, Hosain GM, Hosgood HD 3rd, Hsiao CF, Hu N, Hu W, Hu Z, Huang MS, Huerta JM, Hung JY, Hutchinson A, Inskip PD, Jackson RD, Jacobs EJ, Jenab M, Jeon HS, Ji BT, Jin G, Jin L, Johansen C, Johnson A, Jung YJ, Kaaks R, Kamineni A, Kane E, Kang CH, Karagas MR, Kelly RS, Khaw KT, Kim C, Kim HN, Kim JH, Kim JS, Kim YH, Kim YT, Kim YC, Kitahara CM, Klein AP, Klein RJ, Kogevinas M, Kohno T, Kolonel LN, Kooperberg C, Kricker A, Krogh V, Kunitoh H, Kurtz RC, Kweon SS, LaCroix A, Lawrence C, Lecanda F, Lee VH, Li D, Li H, Li J, Li YJ, Li Y, Liao LM, Liebow M, Lightfoot T, Lim WY, Lin CC, Lin D, Lindstrom S, Linet MS, Link BK, Liu C, Liu J, Liu L, Ljungberg B, Lloreta J, Di Lollo S, Lu D, Lund E, Malats N, Mannisto S, Le Marchand L, Marina N, Masala G, Mastrangelo G, Matsuo K, Maynadie M, McKay J, McKean-Cowdin R, Melbye M, Melin BS, Michaud DS, Mitsudomi T, Monnereau A, Montalvan R, Moore LE, Mortensen LM, Nieters A, North KE, Novak AJ, Oberg AL, Offit K, Oh IJ, Olson SH, Palli D, Pao W, Park IK, Park JY, Park KH, Patiño-Garcia A, Pavanello S, Peeters PH, Perng RP, Peters U, Petersen GM, Picci P, Pike MC, Porru S, Prescott J, Prokunina-Olsson L, Qian B, Qiao YL, Rais M, Riboli E, Riby J, Risch HA, Rizzato C, Rodabough R, Roman E, Roupret M, Ruder AM, Sanjose Sd, Scelo G, Schned A, Schumacher F, Schwartz K, Schwenn M, Scotlandi K, Seow A, Serra C, Serra M, Sesso HD, Setiawan VW, Severi G, Severson RK, Shanafelt TD, Shen H, Shen W, Shin MH, Shiraishi K, Shu XO, Siddiq A, Sierrasesúmaga L, Sihoe AD, Skibola CF, Smith A, Smith MT, Southey MC, Spinelli JJ, Staines A, Stampfer M, Stern MC, Stevens VL, Stolzenberg-Solomon RS, Su J, Su WC, Sund M, Sung JS, Sung SW, Tan W, Tang W, Tardón A, Thomas D, Thompson CA, Tinker LF, Tirabosco R, Tjønneland A, Travis RC, Trichopoulos D, Tsai FY, Tsai YH, Tucker M, Turner J, Vajdic CM, Vermeulen RC, Villano DJ, Vineis P, Virtamo J, Visvanathan K, Wactawski-Wende J, Wang C, Wang CL, Wang JC, Wang J, Wei F, Weiderpass E, Weiner GJ, Weinstein S, Wentzensen N, White E, Witzig TE, Wolpin BM, Wong MP, Wu C, Wu G, Wu J, Wu T, Wu W, Wu X, Wu YL, Wunder JS, Xiang YB, Xu J, Xu P, Yang PC, Yang TY, Ye Y, Yin Z, Yokota J, Yoon HI, Yu CJ, Yu H, Yu K, Yuan JM, Zelenetz A, Zeleniuch-Jacquotte A, Zhang XC, Zhang Y, Zhao X, Zhao Z, Zheng H, Zheng T, Zheng W, Zhou B, Zhu M, Zucca M, Boca SM, Cerhan JR, Ferri GM, Hartge P, Hsiung CA, Magnani C, Miligi L, Morton LM, Smedby KE, Teras LR, Vijai J, Wang SS, Brennan P, Caporaso NE, Hunter DJ, Kraft P, Rothman N, Silverman DT, Slager SL, Chanock SJ, Chatterjee N. Analysis of heritability and shared heritability based on genome-wide association studies for thirteen cancer types. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2015 Oct 12;107(12):djv279. doi: 10.1093/jnci/djv279. Print 2015 Dec.

Weinmann S, Williams AE, Kamineni A, Buist DS, Masterson EE, Stout NK, Stark A, Ross TR, Owens CL, Field TS, Doubeni CA. Cervical cancer screening and follow-up in 4 geographically diverse US health care systems, 1998 through 2007. Cancer. 2015 Sep 1;121(17):2976-83. doi: 10.1002/cncr.29445. Epub 2015 May 18. PubMed

Chubak J, Kamineni A, Buist DSM, Anderson ML, Whitlock EP. Aspirin use for the prevention of colorectal cancer: an updated systematic evidence review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US); 2015 Sep. Report No.: 15-05228-EF-1. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Evidence Syntheses, formerly Systematic Evidence Reviews.

Chubak J, Hubbard RA, Johnson E, Kamineni A, Rutter CM. Assessing the effectiveness of a cancer screening test in the presence of another screening modality. J Med Screen. 2015 Jun;22(2):69-75. doi: 10.1177/0969141314562036. Epub 2014 Dec 9. PubMed

Beaber EF, Kim JJ, Schapira MM, Tosteson AN, Zauber AG, Geiger AM, Kamineni A, Weaver DL, Tiro JA. Unifying screening processes within the PROSPR consortium: a conceptual model for breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screening. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2015 May 7;107(6). pii: djv120. doi: 10.1093/jnci/djv120. Print 2015. PubMed

Chubak J, Hubbard RA, Johnson E, Kamineni A, Rutter CM. Assessing the effectiveness of a screening test for cancer in the presence of another screening modality in nonrandomized studies J Med Screen. 2015 Jun;22(2):69-75. doi: 10.1177/0969141314562036. Epub 2014 Dec 9.

Adams KF, Johnson EA, Chubak J, Kamineni A, Doubeni CA, Buist DS, Williams AE, Weinmann S, Doria-Rose VP, Rutter CM. Development of an algorithm to classify colonoscopy indication from coded health care data. EGEMS. (Wash DC). 2015 May 18;3(1):1171. doi: 10.13063/2327-9214.1171. eCollection 2015.

 

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