Diana S.M. Buist, PhD, MPH
Research interests and experience
- Cancer control: cancer screening and prevention; outreach and primary care prevention; comparative effectiveness; cost transparency; surveillance; secondary prevention; breast cancer treatment; breast cancer screening; outcomes following cancer diagnosis; cancer survivorship; provider variability in care
- Preventive medicine: cancer prevention and control; quality of care; preventive care; high-value care; consumer engagement in preventive medicine; systematic reviews
- Women's health: cancer prevention and control
- Aging & geriatrics: quality of care
What does optimal outreach, early detection, and preventive care for breast cancer look like? As a key member of two large research consortia focused on improving cancer screening and outcomes, Diana Buist is in a prime position to help answer this important question.
Dr. Buist is an epidemiologist and health services researcher whose work focuses primarily on early detection of breast cancer and reducing illness and death from breast cancer in populations. She is especially interested in translating research findings into clinically meaningful guidelines. Dr. Buist joined Group Health Research Institute (GHRI) in 1996 and within a few years became the Principal Investigator of the Group Health Breast Cancer Surveillance Project, one of seven sites participating in the National Cancer Institute's Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium. She has also played a key role in several collaborative projects conducted by the HMO Cancer Research Network.
Her extensive experience working with these diverse data in longitudinal studies and randomized trials puts Dr. Buist in a unique position to examine cancer screening, care, and outcomes in health systems across the country. Because of her particular expertise in this area, she recently became a member of the Group Health-affiliated Evidence-based Practice Center—one of 11 centers funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality in 2012. Her role will include conducting systematic reviews for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.
Dr. Buist is an affiliate investigator at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and an affiliate professor in the Departments of Epidemiology and Health Services at the University of Washington School of Public Health. She enjoys sharing her expertise by mentoring junior faculty and PhD and MPH candidates, co-directing the CRN Scholars Program, and teaching courses in clinical outcomes research internationally through the American Thoracic Society.
Boudreau DM, Yu O, Chubak J, Wirtz HS, Bowles EJ, Fujii M, Buist DS. Comparative safety of cardiovascular medication use and breast cancer outcomes among women with early stage breast cancer. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2014 Apr;144(2):405-16. doi: 10.1007/s10549-014-2870-5. Epub 2014 Feb 21. PubMed
Carrell DS, Halgrim S, Tran DT, Buist DS, Chubak J, Chapman WW, Savova G. Using natural language processing to improve efficiency of manual chart abstraction in research: the case of breast cancer recurrence. Am J Epidemiol. 2014 Jan 30 [Epub ahead of print]. doi: 10.1093/aje/kwt441. PubMed
Carrell DS, Halgrim S, Tran DT, Buist DS, Chubak J, Chapman WW, Savova G. Carrell et al. respond to "Observational research and the EHR." Am J Epidemiol. 2014 Jan 30 [Epub ahead of print]. PubMed
Wirtz HS, Boudreau DM, Gralow JR, Barlow WE, Gray S, Bowles EJ, Buist DS. Factors associated with long-term adherence to annual surveillance mammography among breast cancer survivors. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2014 Jan 10 [Epub ahead of print]. PubMed
Wernli KJ, O’Meara E, Kerlikowske K, Miglioretti D, Muller CY, Onega T, Sprague B, Henderson L, Buist DS. Investigation of mammographic breast density as a risk factor for ovarian cancer. J Nat Cancer Inst. 2014 Jan 1;106(1):djt341. doi: 10.1093/jnci/djt341. Epub 2013 Dec 5. PubMed
Henrikson N, Tuzzio L, Loggers ET, Miyoshi J, Buist DS. Patient and oncologist discussions about cancer care costs. Support Care Cancer. 2013 Nov 26. [Epub ahead of print]. PubMed
Stout NK, Nekhlyudov L, Li L, Malin ES, Ross-Deganan D, Buist DS, Rosenber MA, Alfisher M, Fletcher SW. Rapid increase in breast magnetic resonance imaging use: trends from 2000-2011. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Nov 18. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.11958. [Epub ahead of print]. PubMed
Dallal CM, Tice JA, Buist DS, Bauer DC, Lacey JV, Cauley JA, Hue TF, LaCroix AZ, Falk RT, Pfeiffer R, Fuhrman BJ, Veenstra TD, Xu X, Brinton LA. Estrogen metabolism and breast cancer risk among postmenopausal women: a case-cohort study within B~FIT. Carcinogenesis. 2013 Nov 8. [Epub ahead of print]. PubMed
Carney PA, Geller BM, Bogart A, Sickles EA, Smith RA, Buist DS, Kerlikowske K, Onega TL, Miglioretti DL, Rosenberg R, Yankaskas BC. Feasibility and acceptability of conducting a randomized clinical trial designed to improve interpretation of screening mammography. Acad Radiol. 2013 Nov;20(11):1389-98. doi: 10.1016/j.acra.2013.08.017. PubMed
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