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Jennifer Weiss, MD



MADISON, WI 53705-2281

(608) 263-4034



  • 2007-2011
    MS, Major: Population Health Sciences
    University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
  • 1998-2002
    MD, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry - Rochester, NY
  • 1994-1998
    BS, Major: Biological Sciences, Concentration: Neurobiology and Behavior
    Cornell University - Ithaca, NY


  • 2005-2006
    Chief Resident, Internal Medicine
    University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics
  • 2002-2005
    Internal Medicine
    University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics


  • 2009-2011
    NIH/AHRQ Post-doctoral Fellowship (T32) in Health Services Research and Healthcare Quality Improvement - University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health - Madison, WI
  • 2006-2009
    Gastroenterology and Hepatology - University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics - Madison, WI

Board Certification

  • Gastroenterology, 2009
  • Internal Medicine, 2005

Current Appointments

  • Assistant Professor
    University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
    Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Research Interests

Dr. Weiss's research focuses on colorectal cancer screening for both average-risk and high-risk populations. Her research has involved a survey of UW Health primary care providers to further understand potential sources of variation in colorectal cancer screening rates. She is currently working with the UW Health Colon Cancer Prevention Initiative to use the information gathered from her survey to inform the development and implementation of system-wide colorectal cancer screening interventions. She is interested in tailoring future interventions to primary care providers in order to increase the impact and sustainability of our current colorectal cancer screening interventions. Dr. Weiss is also interested in screening in patients with hereditary colon cancer syndromes and such as Lynch Syndrome and Familial Adenomatous Polyposis.

Search for Jennifer Weiss' literature abstracts on PubMed


LoConte NK, Williamson A, Gayle A, Weiss J, Leal T, Cetnar J, Mohammed T, Tevaarwerk A, Jones N. Increasing disparity in colorectal cancer incidence and mortality among African Americans and whites: a state's experience. J Gastrointest Oncol. 2011;2(2):85-92. PMCID: PMC3122329.

Weiss JM, Pfau PR, O'Connor ES, King J, LoConte N, Kennedy G, Smith MA. Mortality by stage for right-versus left-sided colon cancer: analysis of Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results-Medicare data. J Clin Oncol. 2011 Oct 3. [Epub ahead of print].

Weiss J, Pfau PR. New era for stool screening tests: fecal immunochemical tests, DNA, and beyond. Curr Colorectal Cancer Rep (in press). PMC Journal - In process.