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Leading the Way to Improve Colorectal Cancer Screening

Our Fred Hutch and UW Medicine team works collaboratively to decrease colorectal cancer related mortality and racial/ethnic and socioeconomic disparities by increasing access to screening and developing interventions that address barriers to equitable care. 

Population Health Colorectal Screening Program team photo
The Population Health Colorectal Cancer Screening Program team. From left to right: Victoria Fang, Amanda Kimura, Rachel Issaka, Jerry Wood, Nkem Akinsoto, Ari Bell-Brown. Photo by Robert Hood / Fred Hutch News Service

Our Team

Rachel Issaka, M.D., M.A.S.

Program Director

Dr. Issaka is the Program Director for the Population Health CRC Screening Program. She is responsible for the scientific oversight of the program.

Nkem Akinsoto, M.Sc.

Assistant Director

Nkem Akinsoto is the Assistant Director at UW Medicine Primary Care and Population Health. She provides programmatic oversight for all Population Health Programs under UW Medicine.

Ari Bell-Brown, MPH

Project Manager

Ari Bell-Brown is a Project Manager for the Population Health CRC Screening Program. She works with Dr. Issaka to develop and manage the CRC Screening research portfolio.

Victoria Fang, M.D.

Medical Director

Dr. Fang serves as Medical Director for UW Medicine Primary Care and Population Health. She provides direction and structure for carrying out all UW Medicine Population Health Programs.

Amanda Kimura, MPH

Program Manager

Amanda Kimura is a Program Manager for the Population Health CRC Screening Program. She is responsible for the programmatic oversight of the program across UW Medicine.

Jerry Wood

Panel Navigator

Jerry Wood is a Panel Navigator at UW Medicine Primary Care and Population Health. They are responsible for daily operations, including the mailing of FIT tests/ letters, patient interfacing, patient reminders, and coordination of care.