​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Ongoing and Completed Projects Supported​ by DARE and Community Health Grants



Benefits of Hepatitis C Virus Cure
Varun Saxena, Julie Schmittdiel | RAU | Completed | View Summary

Burden of psychiatric co-morbidity in patients presenting to the Emergence department with infammatory  bowel disease
Ben Hassid, Shellie Kahane | CH | Completed

Colorectal Cancer Risk in Patients with Diverticulitis: Is Routine Colonoscopy Warranted?
Tanaaz Baldawala | CH | Completed

Comparison of risk factors, clinical behavior and prognosis of microsatellite stable vs. unstable colorectal cancers in a large diverse U.S. population
Li, Dan MD | CH | Completed

Comparisons of Risk factors, Clinical Characteristics, Screening perfomance, and Survival of Microsatellite Stable vs. Unstable Colorectal Cancers in a Large U.S. Populations
Doug Corley, TR Levin, Jeffrey Lee, Minggui Pan | CH | Completed

COVID-19 Complications Are Not More Common Among Immunosuppressed Populations in KPNC
Fernando Velayos, Julie Schmittdiel | RAU | Completed | View Summary

Early follow up after emergence room presentation reduces repeat emergency care in patients with inflammatory bowel disease
Ben Hassid | CH | Completed

Evaluating the prevalence and predictors of colorectal neoplasia after age 75 in patients with prior colonoscopy between the ages of 70-75
Abhik Roy | CH | Completed

Evaluating the yield and safety of surveillance colonoscopy in elderly patients
Abhik Roy | CH | Completed

Evaluation of a Novel Pharmacy Program for Reducing Variation in Prescribing Biologics for Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Jennifer Chan | CH | Completed

Evaluation of hepatocellular carcinoma management practices and patient survival within the Kaiser Permanente Northern California health care system across age, gender and racial/ethnic groups
Mukhtar, Nizar MD | CH | Completed

Identifying the Determinants and Incidence of Colorectal Neoplasia after a Negative Colonoscopy in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Fernando Velayos | CH | Completed

Impact of Colonoscopist on Diagnostic Yield of Colonoscopy in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Fernando Velayos | CH | Completed

Implementation success of integrated program on hepatitis B identification, surveillance, and treatment
Krisna Chai & Joanna Ready, Andy Avins | RAU | Completed | View Summary

Incidence of Serrated Polyps in Patients 40-49 Years and Associated Risk for Metachonous Advanced Neoplasia
Gene Ma | CH | Completed

Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Prevalence and Associated Mortality (NAFLD PAM)
Levin, Theodore R MD | CH | Completed

Novel Risk Stratification Optimizes Hepatocellular Carcinoma Surveillance Protocols and Guidelines
Varun Saxena, Julie Schmittdiel | DSGP | Completed | View Summary

Optimization of Diagnosis of Serrated Polyps of the Colorectum among KPNC Gastroenterologists and Pathologists
Dan Li | PRP | Completed | View Summary

Prevalence of Severe Infections in Elderly Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Benjamin Hassid | CH | Completed

Preventative Health Care Utilization in High Risk Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Benjamin Hassid | CH | Completed

Rates and Risk Factors of Post-Colonoscopy Colorectal Cancer in a Large, United States Population-based Cohort Study
Jeffrey Lee | CH | Completed

Risk of colorectal cancer in individuals with serrated polyposis
Dan Li | CH | Completed

Risk of Colorectal Cancer in Patients with Diverticulitis: Is Routine Colonoscopy Warranted?
Baldawala, Tanaaz MD | CH | Completed

Risk of Hepatocellular Carcinoma in Patients with Isolated Anti-Hepatitis B Core Antibody Positivity: Implications for Surveillance
Jamila Champsi | CH | Completed

Risk of Metachronous Advanced Neoplasia After Colonoscopic Polypectomy in Younger Patients
Gene Ma | CH | Completed

Risk of Metachronous Advanced Neoplasia After Colonscopy in Patients Aged 40-49 Years Compared to Patients Aged 50-59 Years
Gene Ma | CH | Completed

Risk stratification of emergency department patients with lower gastrointestinal bleeding: identifying patients who may be safe for outpatient management
Sean Bouvet | CH | Completed

The Incidence of Gastric Adenocarcinoma after Helicobacter Pylori Eradication Therapy in a Large U.S. Population
Dan Li | CH | Completed

Travel for liver transplantation: is there a quantifiable benefit for our patients?
Joanna Ready | CH | Completed

Variable Phenotypes of Eosinophilic Esophagitis: Does Gender, Age and Race Play a Role?
Pauline Mysliwiec | CH | Completed

ViTelemedicine (Compared to in-Person Gastroenterology Visits) Had High Patient Satisfaction and Comparable Physician Decision-Making
Craig Munroe, Doug Corley | RAU | Completed | View Summary


An Organized Hepatitis B Surveillance Program increases Patient Identification and Optimizes Management
Krisna Chai, Joanna Ready, Andy Avins | RAU | Ongoing

Assessment of the Risks of Biologic Therapy in Elderly Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Jennifer Chan | CH | Ongoing

Comparative analysis of safety and effectiveness of non-transplant treatment options for early-to-intermediate stage hepatocellular carcinoma across a large, integrated health care system in Northern California
Nizar  Mukhtar | CH | Ongoing

Crossing the Quality Chasm for Men Under 50 (CQCMU50)
Theodore Levin | PRP | Ongoing

De-implementation of Outdated Colonoscopy Surveillance Interval Recommendations Among Patients with Low-risk Adenomas (DESIRE)
T.R. Levin, Jeffrey Fox, Jeffrey Lee | DSGP | Ongoing

Effect of Screening for Hepatocellular Carcinoma on cancer-related and all-cause mortality in patients with cirrhosis-a population-based case control study
Sreepriya Balasubramanian, Julie Schmittdiel | RAU | Ongoing

Esophageal adenocarcinoma risk in patients with Barrett’s Esophagus without dysplasia. Is ongoing surveillance endoscopy warranted?
Tanaaz Baldawala | CH | Ongoing

Improving health outcomes and reducing healthcare costs in individuals with Helicobacter pylori infection in a large, community-based population
Dan Li | PRP | Ongoing

Non-endoscopic management of acute esophageal food impaction (EFI) in the emergency department
Linda Lee | CH | Ongoing

PREDICT PCCC: PREDICTing Post Colonoscopy Colorectal Cancer
T.R. Levin, Jeffrey Lee, Vincent Liu, Charles Quesenberry, Oleg Sofrygin | PRP | Ongoing

Predicting Serious Colonic Growths to Risk Stratify People Coming Due for Surveillance Colonoscopy
TR Levin | PRP | Ongoing

Tenofovir Disoproxil vs. Entecavir on the Risk of Hepatocellular Carcinoma, All-Cause Mortality and Liver Transplantation in Kaiser Permanente Northern California Members with Chronic Hepatitis B Virus
Suk Seo | CH | Ongoing

Understanding the Risk of Advanced Colorectal Neoplasia in Patients with 3-4 Non-advanced Adenomas Compared to Those with 1-2 Non-advanced Adenomas
Jeff Lee, Theodore Levin | DSGP | Ongoing