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Susan Hutfless, Ph.D., S.M.

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Assistant Professor of Medicine

Research Interests: Epidemiology; Gastrointestinal disorders; Chronic disease; Colorectal cancer; Inflammatory bowel disease; Crohn’s disease; Obesity

Background

Dr. Susan Hutfless is an associate professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She holds a joint appointment in epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

She is an epidemiologist with special expertise in using administrative data to answer important questions about the causes and treatments of chronic disease. Her research focuses on gastroenterology, hepatology and epidemiology.

Dr. Hutfless’ professional honors include the American Gastroenterology Association's 2008 Graduate Student Research Award and the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America’s 2007 Young Investigator Award. She also was selected to take part in the 2008 Society for Epidemiologic Research Methodologic Workshop for work using casual models in cancer surveillance.

She earned her Ph.D. in epidemiology from the Bloomberg School of Public Health and her S.M. in epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health. She also holds a B.A. from Creighton University.

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Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Education

Degrees

  • B.A., Creighton University (Nebraska) (2002)
  • S.M., Harvard University School of Public Health (Massachusetts) (2006)
  • Ph.D., Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (Maryland) (2010)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Hutfless has special expertise in using administrative data to answer key epidemiologic questions about the causes and treatments of chronic gastrointestinal disorders. She has provided epidemiologic expertise in the design and analysis of large-dataset studies of colorectal cancer surveillance, cervical cancer and mortality in relationship to inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Hutfless has previously studied topics that include infection-related triggers of Crohn's disease in military personnel and prenatal and early-life predictors of pediatric-onset inflammatory bowel disease.

Technology Expertise Keywords

Human intestinal microbiome; Colorectal dysplasia; Colorectal cancer; Fecal microbiome; Oral microbiome; Ulcerative colitis; Chinese patients; Crohn’s disease

Selected Publications

Maruthur NM, Tseng E, Hutfless S, Wilson LM, Suarez-Cuervo C, Berger Z, Chu Y, Iyoha E, Segal JB, Bolen S. "Diabetes medications as monotherapy or metformin-based combination therapy for type 2 diabetes: a systematic review and meta-analysis." Ann Intern Med. 2016 Jun 7;164(11):740-51. doi: 10.7326/M15-2650

Bolen S, Tseng E, Hutfless S, Segal JB, Suarez-Cuervo C, Berger Z, Wilson LM, Chu Y, Iyoha E, Maruthur NM. "Diabetes medications for adults with type 2 diabetes: an update [internet]." Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US); 2016 Apr

Subramaniam RM, Suarez-Cuervo C, Wilson RF, Turban S, Zhang A, Sherrod C, Aboagye J, Eng J, Choi MJ, Hutfless S, Bass EB. "Effectiveness of prevention strategies for contrast-induced nephropathy: a systematic review and meta-analysis." Ann Intern Med. 2016 Mar 15;164(6):406-16. doi: 10.7326/M15-1456. Review

Eng J, Wilson RF, Subramaniam RM, Zhang A, Suarez-Cuervo C, Turban S, Choi MJ, Sherrod C, Hutfless S, Iyoha EE, Bass EB. "Comparative effect of contrast media type on the incidence of contrast-induced nephropathy: a systematic review and meta-analysis." Ann Intern Med. 2016 Mar 15;164(6):417-24. doi: 10.7326/M15-1402. Review

Eng J, Subramaniam RM, Wilson RF, Turban S, Choi MJ, Zhang A, Suarez-Cuervo C, Sherrod C, Hutfless S, Iyoha EE, Bass EB. "Contrast-induced nephropathy: comparative effects of different contrast media [internet]." Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US); 2015 Dec

Activities & Honors

Honors

  • Graduate Student Research Award, American Gastroenterology Association, 2008
  • 2008 Society for Epidemiologic Research Methodologic Workshop, (Casual models in cancer surveillance)
  • Young Investigator Award, Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America, 2007
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