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Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Research Summary

Seth Crockett is a gastroenterologist and clinical epidemiologist. His research relates to GI cancer epidemiology, screening and prevention of colorectal cancer, and colonoscopy quality. One of his specific interests is in the risk factors, natural history, and endoscopic detection and removal of serrated polyps in addition to other precancerous lesions of the colorectum. He has been funded by a junior faculty development award from the American College of Gastroenterology and an NIH KL2 award for projects investigating the epidemiology and natural history of serrated polyps. His over-arching goal is to optimize prevention of colorectal cancer via screening and prevention by leveraging knowledge of its precursor lesions and colorectal carcinogenesis. He is a co-investigator on a recently funded NCI cancer moonshot ACCSIS proposal aimed at improving colorectal cancer screening rates among underserved populations in North Carolina. He has been the first author on two recent AGA Guidelines – opioid-induced constipation and acute pancreatitis.

Relevance of Research to CGIBD Mission:  Dr.  Crockett is a gastroenterologist and clinical epidemiologist with a research interest in serrated polyps of the colon.

CGIBD Focus Area(s):  Clinical/Translational

Collaborators:  Barritt, Dellon, Eluri, Galanko, Kappelman, Long, Peery, Sandler, Shaheen

Seth Crockett