Chyke Doubeni, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor, UMass Medical School
Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
Associate Vice Provost for Diversity, ad interim 


Contact Information

University of Massachusetts
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester, MA 01655

Tel: 774-443-7772
Fax: 774-441-6212




1987        MD(MBBS)        College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Nigeria

1993        FRCS                Royal College of Surgeons of England, UK

2004        MPH                 University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA


Dr. Doubeni's  papers on Pubmed

Research and Teaching Interests

Dr. Doubeni is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Doubeni completed his residency training in family practice at Duke University before becoming a family physician at a rural community health center in North Carolina. There, he served as medical director and worked to provide comprehensive primary care to the underserved populations.

He joined the faculty at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in 2004 after completing a preventive medicine residency. Dr. Doubeni's research interests focus on identifying and reducing disparities in healthcare. He has received funding from the National Cancer Institute to pursue research activities with investigators in the Cancer Research Network.


Racial disparities, Colorectal cancer

Selected Publications

 1.Doubeni CA, Laiyemo AO, Klabunde CN, Young AC, Field TS, Fletcher RH. Racial and ethnic trends of colorectal cancer screening among medicare enrollees. Am J Prev Med. 2010 Feb;38(2):184-91.
 2.Doubeni CA, Laiyemo AO, Reed G, Field TS, Fletcher RH. Socioeconomic and racial patterns of colorectal cancer screening among Medicare enrollees in 2000 to 2005. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2009 Aug;18(8):2170-5. Epub 2009 Jul 21.
 3.Doubeni CA, Field TS, Buist DS, Korner EJ, Bigelow C, Lamerato L, Herrinton L, Quinn VP, Hart G, Hornbrook MC, Gurwitz JH, Wagner EH. Racial differences in tumor stage and survival for colorectal cancer in an insured population. Cancer. 2007 Feb 1;109(3):612-20.
4.Laiyemo AO, Doubeni C, Pinsky PF, Doria-Rose VP, Sanderson AK 2nd, Bresalier R, Weissfeld J, Schoen RE, Marcus PM, Prorok PC, Berg CD. Factors associated with inadequate colorectal cancer screening with flexible sigmoidoscopy. Cancer Epidemiol. 2011 Nov 21. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 22112544.
5.Major JM, Cross AJ, Doubeni CA, Park Y, Lian M, Hollenbeck AR, Schatzkin A, Graubard BI, Sinha R. Socioeconomic deprivation impact on meat intake and mortality: NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study. Cancer Causes Control. 2011 Dec;22(12):1699-707. Epub 2011 Oct 5. PubMed PMID: 21971817.




"Research performed by family physicians can play a pivotal role in efforts to identify and eliminate healthcare disparities."



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