Amanda Petrik, PhD, is an early-career investigator and health services researcher with extensive training in social and health systems and policy. Dr. Petrik has more than 20 years of experience conducting research and over a decade implementing and evaluating cancer prevention programs in diverse practice settings, including in community clinics. Her research now focuses on the use of predictive analytics in cancer prevention.
Dr. Petrik joined CHR in 2001. In 2021, she earned her PhD in health systems and policy from the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health in Portland. Her dissertation was on developing a colorectal cancer screening risk-prediction model for population health management. She then received a career development award in learning health systems science through the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Her project involves the use of predictive analytics to identify patients at low risk of developing high-risk adenomas or colorectal cancer after a baseline colonoscopy.
Dr. Petrik is also working on proposals to implement a multilevel intervention to increase human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination in school-based health centers, to implement a self-collected HPV testing program, and to reassess colonoscopy surveillance.
Selected Current Studies
- The Development of a Risk Prediction Model to Increase HPV Vaccination—Garfield HPV (Garfield)
- Career Development Opportunity in Learning Health Systems Science—K12 CRC Overscreening (AHRQ)
- Cancer Financial Experience: Clinic-Based Intervention to Address Financial Hardship for People with Cancer—CAFÉ (NCI)
- Screening More Patients for CRC through Adapting and Refining Targeted Evidence-Based Interventions in Rural Settings—SMARTER CRC (Cancer Moonshot/NCI)
- Community Partnership for Telehealth Solutions to Counter Misinformation and Achieve Equity—PRIME (NIMHD)
- Assessing the Long-Term Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Disparities in Cancer Screening and Follow-Up—RESTORE (NIMHD)
- Petrik AF, Green B, Schneider J, Miech EJ, Coury J, Retecki S, Coronado GD. Factors Influencing Implementation of a Colorectal Cancer Screening Improvement Program in Community Health Centers: An Applied Use of Configurational Comparative Methods. J Gen Intern Med 2020 Nov;35(Suppl 2):815-822. [Epub 2020 Oct 26]. PMCID: PMC7652967
- Petrik AF, Keast E, Johnson ES, Smith DH, Coronado GD. Development of a multivariable prediction model to identify patients unlikely to complete a colonoscopy following an abnormal FIT test in community clinics. BMC Health Serv Res 2020 Nov 10;20(1):1028. PMCID: PMC7654150
- Petrik AF, Le T, Keast E, Rivelli J, Bigler K, Green B, Vollmer WM, Coronado G. Predictors of Colorectal Cancer Screening Prior to Implementation of a Large Pragmatic Trial in Federally Qualified Health Centers. J Community Health 2018 Feb;43(1):128-136. PMCID: PMC5767531
- Petrik AF, Green BB, Vollmer WM, Le T, Bachman B, Keast E, Rivelli J, Coronado GD. The validation of electronic health records in accurately identifying patients eligible for colorectal cancer screening in safety net clinics. Fam Pract 2016 Dec;33(6):639-643. PMCID: PMC5161488
- Coronado GD, Petrik AF, Slaughter M, Kepka D, Naleway AL. Adolescents who have undergone HPV vaccination are more likely to get a COVID-19 vaccination. J Adolesc Health (in press).
- Coronado GD, Petrik AF, Vollmer WM, Taplin SH, Keast EM, Fields S, Green BB. Effectiveness of a Mailed Colorectal Cancer Screening Outreach Program in Community Health Clinics: The STOP CRC Cluster Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Intern Med 2018 Sep 1;178(9):1174-1181. PMCID: PMC6142956
- Davis MM, Schneider JL, Petrik AF, Miech EJ, Younger B, Escaron AL, Rivelli JS, Thompson JH, Nyongesa D, Coronado GD. Clinic Factors Associated with Mailed Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) Completion: The Difference-Making Role of Support Staff. Ann Fam Med 2022 Mar-Apr;20(2):123-129. PMCID: PMC8959740
- Kuntz JL, Smith DH, Petrik AF, Yang X, Thorp ML, Barton T, Barton K, Labreche M, Spindel SJ, Johnson ES. Predicting the Risk of Clostridium difficile Infection upon Admission: A Score to Identify Patients for Antimicrobial Stewardship Efforts. Perm J 2016 Winter;20(1):20-5. PMCID: PMC4732790