Jason Mendoza, MD, MPH

Jason Mendoza, MD, MPH

Associate Program Head, Cancer Prevention Program
Public Health Sciences Division
Associate Director of Community Outreach and Engagement
Fred Hutch/University of Washington Cancer Consortium

Additional Appointments 

Adjunct Associate Professor of Health Services and Core Faculty in the Nutritional Sciences Program
University of Washington, School of Public Health, Department of Health Services


Rush Medical College of Rush University, 2001, MD
University of Washington, 2006, MPH
University of Chicago, 1996, BA (Biological Sciences)

Research Focus

Dr. Mendoza's research seeks to eliminate inequities in childhood physical activity and nutrition outcomes among racial/ethnic minorities and socioeconomically disadvantaged populations through innovative behavioral interventions and policies in schools, communities, and clinical settings. His past and current studies are funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and St. Baldrick’s Foundation. Recent projects focus on Safe Routes to School, wearable physical activity trackers (e.g., Fitbit), food insecurity (hunger), and managing screen time/television viewing.

Current Projects

  • Walking school bus randomized controlled trial
  • Pilot bicycle train randomized controlled trial
  • A mobile Health intervention to promote physical activity among young adult cancer survivors
  • A mobile Health intervention to promote physical activity among childhood cancer survivors
  • Household food insecurity and glycemic control among youth and young adults with diabetes

Clinical Expertise

Dr. Mendoza is an attending physician at Harborview Medical Center in the primary care pediatric clinic, as an attending on the pediatric inpatient/consult service. In his role as a primary care pediatrician, he emphasizes primary prevention, including cancer prevention, among the diverse safety net patients served by Harborview.

Jason Mendoza, MD, MPH

Contact Information

(206) 667-6601
(206) 667-5977
Additional contact

Kelly Ambrose
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
1100 Fairview Ave. N., M3-B232
Seattle, WA 98109-1024
Phone: (206) 667-7726
Email: kambrose@fredhutch.org