Dr. Kolb's vision is to develop and implement strategies for early detection and improved recognition of gastrointestinal neoplasia and to expand techniques in endoscopic oncology. Her clinical research aims to improve early detection of esophageal cancer by incorporating novel testing modalities into clinical practice and refining screening algorithms. As an interventional endoscopist, she is interested in improving quality of endoscopy related to identification and resection techniques for Barrett's esophagus related neoplasia with a goal to decrease the rates of missed cancers.
Kolb JM, Han S, Scott FI, Murphy CC, Hosokawa P, Wani S; on behalf of the early onset esophageal adenocarcinoma study group. Early onset esophageal adenocarcinoma presents with advanced stage disease but has improved survival compared with older individuals. Gastroenterology. 2020 Aug 7. PMID: 32777286
Kolb JM*, Han S*, Hosokawa P, Friedman C, Fox C, Scott FI, Lieu CH, Vajravelu RK, McCarter M, Murphy CC, Cook MB, Gleisner A, Falk GW, Katzka DA, Wani S. The Volume-Outcome Effect Calls for Centralization of Care in Esophageal Adenocarcinoma: Results From a Large National Cancer Registry. Am J Gastroenterol. 2020. Nov 23. PMID 33229980
Kolb JM, Hu J, DeSanto K, Gao D, Singh S, Imperiale T, Lieberman DA, Boland CR, Patel SG. Early-Age Onset Colorectal Neoplasia in Average-Risk Individuals Undergoing Screening Colonoscopy: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Gastroenterology. 2021 Oct;161(4):1145-1152.e12. PMID: 34119517. PMCID: PMC8463452
Kolb JM, Chen M, Tavakkoli A, Singal AG, Vajravelu RK, Wani S on behalf of the SCREEN-BE study group. Understanding Compliance, Practice Patterns, and Barriers Among Gastroenterologists and Primary Care Providers is Crucial for Developing Strategies to Improve Screening for Barrett’s Esophagus. Gastroenterology 2022 Feb 9;S00016- 5085(22)00109-3. PMID 35150724
Kolb JM, Chen ML, Tavakkoli A, Gallegos J, O’hara J, Tarter W, Hochheimer CJ, Golubski B, Koppelin NG, Hennessey LA, Kalluri A, Devireddy S, Scott FI, Falk GW, Singal AG, Vajravelu RK, Wani S. Patient knowledge, risk perception and barriers to Barrett’s esophagus screening. Am J Gastro 2022 Oct 10. PMID: 36219171