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Jean A. Wooldridge, M.P.H.

  • M.P.H. (Master of Public Health)
    University of Washington, School of Public Health & Community Medicine, Seattle
  • B.S. University of Maryland, College Park, MD; Major: Education
  • B.A. American University, Washington, D.C.; Major: Psychology
  • Boston University, Boston, MA: Major: Philosophy/Psychology
  • Nominee, Distinquished Alumni Award, School of Public Health & Community Medicine, EDP, University of Washington
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, University of Maryland (Education degree)
  • Psi Chi National Honor Society, American University (Psychology degree)
  • Four-year academic scholarship; Honors Program in English & Philosophy, Boston University
  • Consultant/Advisor in various settings (non-profit, e.g., Robert Wood Johnson [addiction], Jonas Salk Foundation [global tipping points],  commercial, e.g. IQ Solutions, [federal communications and technology updates], Future in Review [FiRe] technology conference,   government, e.g. Department of Health and Human Services Healthy People 2010 [communication committee])
  • Consultant, Health Communication and Informatics Research eNewsletter
  • National Cancer Institute, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, Health Communication and Informatics Research Branch, Linda M. Harris, Ph.D., Project Officer
3/1/00 - present
  • Research Associate, Cancer Communications, Cancer Prevention Research Program, Division of Public Health Sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA
  • 3/00-~03 Strategic advising on technologies in research and cross-discipline, cross-sector (industry) partnerships for research projects. Co-Investigator "WIRES" and "Healthy Neighbors" of WIRES.
10/16/01 -
  • Consultant on Professional Services Contract, ~"Strategies for Technologies in Cancer Communications"
  • National Cancer Institute, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, Office of the Director, Barbara Rimer, D.P.H.


  • Strategic Advisor in Cancer Communication Technologies, National Cancer Institute, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, Office of the Director, Bethesda, MD
  • IPA, on loan from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center to the National Cancer Institute
  • Reporting to Barbara Rimer, D.P.H., Director, DCCPS, NCI
10/15/99 - 2/29/00
  • Project Director, "Cancer Information Service for the Pacific Region: Alaska, Hawai'i, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon"
  • National Cancer Institute, contract #N02-CO-01114
  • Lee Hartwell, Ph.D., P.I., President and Director, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA
  • Total award: $8,804,073 (including University of Hawai'i subcontract Period: 10/15/99-10/14/2004) plus $123,749 consortium agreement with Mayo for NCI Special Populations Initiative (3/00-)
  • Similar duties to Pacific Northwest Region contract below. ~27 staff.
~9/1/99 - present
  • Co-Investigator, "Population-Based Genetic Risk Intervention via the Web" (aka "WIRES")
  • National Cancer Institute, Grant #1-RO1-CA82894-01
  • Total award: ~$2.9M period: ~9/99-9/03
  • Role (5% time) includes commercial industry relations 
~9/98 - 9/00
  • Consultant on Professional Services Contract, ~"Strategies for Technologies in Cancer Communications"
  • National Cancer Institute, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, Office of the Director, Barbara Rimer, D.P.H.
4/93 - 10/14/99
  • Project Director, "Cancer Information Service for the Pacific Northwest: Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Montana, and Northern Idaho"
  • National Cancer Institute, contract #N01-CO-33031
  • Robert W. Day, M.D., P.I., President and Director Emeritus (4/93-7/93 and 6/96-10/99)
  • Maureen M. Henderson, M.D., P.I., Co-PI Womens' Health Initiative (8/93-5/96)
  • Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA
    total award: $4,000,000 + 2,700,000 period: 4/93-10/97 and 10/97-10/99
  • Responsible for 5 states, 26.1% of U.S. total land mass and all aspects of contract management including new, monthly deliverables, with resources: 24 employees (17.3 FTE), volunteer student interns. Responsible for all duties on previous contract (see below) (except for management of Oregon subcontract), plus ensuring specific liaison with designated NCI-funded programs (cancer centers, community clinical oncology programs, patient educator's network, National Black Leadership Initiative on Cancer, state NCI/DCPC Data-Base Intervention Grantees), and non-NCI-funded programs (American Cancer Society, state health departments including grantees of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Division of Chronic Diseases for the breast and cervical grants). Strategic planning. Research implementation in behavioral and communication studies with national network.
10/1/95 - 10/1/98
  • Co-Director, Demonstration Project of the National Cancer Institute and Centers for Disease Control in support of Washington State's Breast and Cervical Health Program
  • National Cancer Institute, added to above contract
  • total award: $225,000
  • Responsible for inception, direction and direct supervision of two program components designed to increase screening and access to state-of-the-art information and treatment for breast and cervical cancer in underserved women over 50. The first program component deals with community and educational interventions designed for the public, patients, and providers for American Indians in four tribes, now expanded to twelve, based on grounded field research. The second component deals with developing technology (i.e., Internet and world-wide web) for increasing administrative communication, enhancing community utreach work (groups and one-on-one) and delivering public and patient content in tailored forms. Co-Director with first, Kelly Shaw, M.P.H., Director of Cancer Control Programs, Washington State Department of Health then with Veronica Foster, M.B.A.. Partners include the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice and the University of Washington's CDC INPHO1 and 2 Projects, and the Regional Library of the National Library of Medicine at the University of Washington.
3/90 - 4/93
  • Contract Coordinator, "Cancer Information Service for Washington and Oregon", NCI National Cancer Institute, contract #N01-CO-03870
  • Robert W. Day, M.D., P.I., President and Director
  • Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA
  • total award: $1,600,000 period: 3/90-10/92
  • Responsible for 11.6 FTE employees, 5 consultants, 1-3 volunteer student interns and all aspects of contract management. Responsible for ensuring compliance with contract Statement of Work and acting as primary liaison with the NCI. Responsible for coordination of all program activities and serves as media contact in coordination with the Community Outreach Manager and the Oregon CIS Liaison Administrator. Has final responsibility to ensure quality of response on the CIS telephone service (projected 13,000 calls a year) and to ensure that all outreach activities include technically accurate messages consistent with NCI policy and guidelines. Responsible for staff management, budget monitoring, Regional Advisory Committee, and integration of information management technology (telecommunications and computer systems) into all aspects of the program. Responsible for serving on the CIS telephone lines. Responsible for ensuring program visibility through publication, presentation, and professional memberships. Responsible for continuing research liaison and relationships for all program areas with parent institution, NCI, state health departments, and other agencies in Washington and Oregon.
9/87 - 9/90
  • Co-Principal Investigator, "Cancer Communications System Research" Grant, "Test of a Telephone Intervention for Blue Collar Smokers
  • National Cancer Institute, grant RFA-DCPC-HPSB-86-CA-19
  • Maureen Henderson, M.D., Dr. P.H., P.I., Head Cancer Prevention Research Program
  • Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA
  • direct costs award: $249,437 period: 9/87-9/90
  • Initiated grant development and adaptation of CIS telephone protocol for research setting.
12/87 - present
  • Lead, Master Agreement, NCI's "Office of Cancer Communications Community Support"
  • status - bidding pool through 12/92 for orders from OCC Information Projects Branch
  • National Cancer Institute, MAA No. NCI-CO-74106-10
  • Robert W. Day, M.D., P.I., President and Director
  • Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA
  • total award: n/a period: 12/87-12/92
  • Responsible for review of MA orders for possible application opportunities.
5/85 - 3/90
  • Contract Coordinator, "Cancer Communications System for Washington State (CCS)" National Cancer Institute, contract #N01-CN-55478
  • Robert W. Day, M.D., P.I., President and Director
  • Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA
  • total award: $914,687 period: 5/85-11/89 with 3-month extension
  • Responsible for overall administrative, management and strategic planning responsibilities for 4.5 year contract; initial staff of 6.5 FTE, 10-20 extensively trained pre-med volunteers.
  • Program areas included intra- and extra-institutional relationships, linkage between NCI and local cancer-concerned organizations, a state-wide Advisory Committee, undergraduate and graduate internship program, office resources (computerized information retrieval system based on in-house design), a telephone Cancer Information Service (CIS)- toll-free, statewide and part of a national network, recruiting and training CIS staff, quality control monitoring and maintenance of a high quality database of caller demographics for local and national program planning and research, statewide publicity and promotion and cancer information/education activities, liaison with parent institution, community organizations, and with NCI and CIS national network.
  • Hosted National Meeting for 80 contractors and government representatives in Seattle in 1987. Served on NCI's Patient Education Working Group, Evaluation Task Force and as Co-Chair of the Computerization Working Group. Served as a beta-test site for the Tennessee's porting of our prototype computerized CIS phonework information retrieval program on DBaseII from microcomputers to IBM personal computers. Designed and implemented a publicity intermediary tracking computer database with mailmerge capabilities on Revelation.
6/81 - 5/85
  • Supervisor then Manager, Cancer Information Service for Washington
  • "Cancer Communications Network" National Cancer Institute network
  • Robert W. Day, M.D., P.I. on internal funding, while still in NCI network
  • Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA
  • Original responsibilities as Supervisor were to continue development and maintenance of a state-wide, telephone information and referral service with the latest information about cancer prevention, causes, detection, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation and community resources. A loss of federal contract funding expanded responsibilities to include: overall administrative responsibilities for personnel, finances, publicity, promotion, liaison with intra- and extra-institution contact, as well as with NCI; development of education materials and programs, development of FHCRC CIS internship program (over $35,000 worth of donated labor to date); development of quality control and evaluation measures and policies and procedures.
  • Received a $17,330 computer hardware grant to prototype custom information retrieval system from the Boeing Employees Good Neighbor Fund. Received a $5,000 grant from NCI for computer hardware to access a National Library of Medicine database, PDQ.
  • Designed and implemented first microcomputer-based information retrieval system in the national CIS network. Served on NCI's CIS Volunteer and Staff Training Task Force.
4/81 - 6/81
  • Information Consultant, "Cancer Communications Network"
  • National Cancer Institute, contract NO1-CN-55233
  • Gail Hongladarom, P.I., Head, Cancer Control Department
  • Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA
  • total award: $726,968
  • Refined and implemented paper information retrieval system for CIS information collections and future adoption to computers; surveyed other CIS offices; recommended maintenance procedures
10/80 - 2/81
  • Technical Assistant, Information Resources Branch, Office of Cancer Communications,
  • Office of the Director, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD
  • Handled inquiries from health professionals, press, public, cancer patients and families (assisted Public Inquiries Branch). Assisted Branch Chief in reviewing cancer informational materials for appropriateness of text and graphics, in administration of NCI Graduate Health Communication Internship program and in conference arrangements for federal information clearinghouses.
  • Board of Directors, SAMA Foundation, (Science and Management of Addictions) (9/06)
  • Board of Directors, eLearning Institute, AACE  (American Association for Computers in Education)(8/01)
  • Board of Directors, Global Health/Pharmaco-Genomic Project, NGO at Northwestern University (12/01)
  • Advisory Board, Prorenata (supporting CEMM, Center for Excellence in Medical Multimedia, US Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO) (6/02)
  • Founding Member, Board of Directors, eHealth Institute (formerly Institute for Interactive Health Communications), Seattle, WA and Washington, D.C. (4/98)
  • Board of Directors (Emeritus), Cancer Lifeline, Seattle, Washington
  • NCI (National Cancer Institute) Usability Planning Group, Communications Technology Branch (CTB), (WDUB), Office of Cancer Communications ( (2000-present)   
  • NCI Advisory Committee for the FY2001 Bypass Budget, Extraordinary Opportunity in Cancer Communications (COLT- Communication Opportunities Leadership Team)  ( and ( (1999-present)
  • IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers) Working Group, Bioinformatics and Genomics, Medical Technical Policy Committee (May01 )
  • DHHS/ODPHP (Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion):
    • Partnerships in Networked Consumer Health Information conferences, Steering Committee (1998 & 1999)
    • Planning Summit for Software Developers' Conference, Steering Committee (1998 & 1999)
    • Healthy People 2010 Communications Working Group (1998-99, 12/01 on)
  • CTI (Council for Technology and the Individual) Health Advisory Committee, Roundtable '98, (UCLA)
  • Cancer Lifeline, Board & Informatics Committee (1998)
    (24-hour phone WA State counseling non-profit)
  • NCI Redesign of Clinical Trials Information Systems, Steering Committee (12/97-3/98)
  • NCI Cancer Information Service Research Consortium Council and Project 3 Advisory Committee (for PO1 Renewal Research Grant, CIS Research Consortium, from NCI to AMC Cancer Center,1997-2/29/2000) and for Project 1 for initial PO1, (1993-1997).
  • NCI Cancer Information Service (national network):
    • Task Forces: Informatics (1996-2/29/00), Volunteer/Staff Training (1985-88), Evaluation (1990-92)
    • Working Groups: Patient Education, Computerization (Co-Chair) (1987-1989)
  • WA State Health Dept:
    • Advisory Committee, Breast and Cervical Health Program (1995-98)
    • Technical Advisory Committee for Tobacco, WA State Data-Based Intervention grant from NCI's Div. of Cancer Prevention and Control (1989-90)
    • Exec. Council & Public Ed. Committee, CDC Grant on Cervical & Breast Cancer (1993-98)
  • IEEE, Institute of Electric and Electronic Engineers
  • Public Relations Society of America, Pacific North West Chapter
  • Society of Public Health Educators, Pacific North West Chapter (past Secretary-Treasurer)
  • American Public Health Association, Washington State
  • Washington State Health Education Alliance and Substance Abuse Coalition (past)
  • Association of Information and Referral Systems, North West Chapter (past)
Wooldridge, J.A., "Digital Literacy in a Landscape of Data: A Plea for a Broader Definition for Citizens and Patients", book chapter describing technology tools and rationale for healthcare consumers to be co-equal producers of data and strategy for prevention and treatment. In book, Future Health Technology by IOS Press in Amsterdam, 2006, edited by Renata Bushko, Ph.D., Founder of the Future Health Technology Institute.

Wooldridge, J.A., "Our Wealth, Our Health - Bellwether Industries and Symbiotic Stewardships", book chapter describing consumer technology trends pertinent to emerging personalized medicine. In book,Future Health Technology by IOS Press in Amsterdam, 2002, edited by Renata Bushko, Ph.D., Founder of the Future Health Technology Institute.

Wooldridge, J.A., "Your Wealth, Your Health", Future of Health Information Technology Summit 2000, Sep. 25-27, 2000 at the MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, MA (using personal finance as bellwether industry for consumer health behavior and decision-support products)

Bush NE, Wooldridge J.A., Foster V, Shaw K, and Brown, P., "Website Design and Development Issues: The Washington State Breast and Cervical Health Program Website Demonstration Project". Oncology Nursing Forum, 26 (5), 857-865, 1999

Wooldridge, J.A., et al, "Reaching Underserved Populations with Breast and Cervical Cancer: A CDC/NCI Demonstration Project", panel presentation for "Tales from the Trenches" with moderator, Stephen J. Downs, Acting Dir., Telecommunications and Information Infrastructure Assistance Program, US Dept. Of Commerce, at 3rd Annual Partnerships '97 conference, "Partnerships for Networked Consumer Health Information", sponsored by DHHS, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, et al, April 9, 1997 in Washington. D.C.

Wooldridge, J.A., Bush, N., Ruff, E., "Consumer Health Informatics: Health Online, Health On Disk, and the Empowered Consumer: A One-Day Workshop with Tom Ferguson, M.D.", April 24, 1996, at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA

Wooldridge, J.A., "Research in the Cancer Information Service Outreach Program" and "Overview of the Four NCI/CDC Demonstration Projects", March 1996, San Francisco, CA at National Meeting of the Cancer Information Service Network

Wooldridge, J.A., Ward, J.A., Woodworth, M.A., et al, "Information Management Technology in the Cancer Information Service", Monograph, National Cancer Institute, 14:171-176, 1993

Thompson, B., Kinne, S., Lewis, F.M., Wooldridge, J.A., "Randomized Telephone Smoking-Intervention Trial Initially Directed at Blue-Collar Workers", Monograph, National Cancer Institute, 14:105-112, 1993

Thompson, B., Kinne, S., Lewis, F.M., Wooldridge, J., "Test of a Telephone Intervention for Blue Collar Smokers", poster session, Annual American Public Health Association Conference, November 1991: Atlanta, GA.

Kinne, S., Thompson, B., Wooldridge, J., "Response to a Telephone Smoking Information Line,", American Journal of Health Promotion, July/August 1991, Vol. 5, No. 6, pp. 410-413.

Strickland, C.J., Rutledge, S., Wooldridge, J., Sittauer, D.: "The Cancer Information Service and Reaching Low Literacy Populations.", presentation, AIRS (Association of Information and Referral Systems) National Conference: Seattle, WA.

Wooldridge, J.A., et al: "What the Public Wants to Know About Cancer: The Cancer Information Service for Washington State.", poster session, Society of Public Health Educators' 1989 MidYear Scientific Conference, June 15-17, 1989, Seattle, WA.

Wooldridge, J.A.: "Report on NCI Cancer Communications System Research Grant - "Test of a Telephone Intervention for Blue Collar Smokers", presentation at National "Cancer Communications System" meeting in Chicago, IL, 10/88.

Miller, Sarah, and Wooldridge, J.A: "Project CHOICE - Update on a Cancer Reduction Curriculum for Grades K-12", poster session at National "Cancer Communications System" meeting in Chicago, IL, 10/88.

Wooldridge, J.A.: "Cancer Communications System", In four editions of Scientific Report of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, 1986-1988, 1984-1986, 1982-1983, and 1981-1982.

Wooldridge, J.A.: "Computerizing a CIS Office", coordinated presentations, handouts and discussion, including pre-meeting national survey for national "Cancer Communications System" contractors meeting in Colorado Springs, CO, 1985.

Wooldridge, J.A.: "Microcomputer Promises Ease of Information Retrieval for Statewide Cancer Information Service", poster session for the Fifth National Cancer Communications Conference, February 15-17, 1984, Washington, D.C., sponsored by the National Cancer Institute and the American Cancer Society.

Wooldridge, J.A.: "Cancer Information Service", poster session, part of the rotating display by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center for The Thirteenth International Cancer Congress, Seattle, WA 1982.

  • 1995-present: numerous technology conferences, periodicals and online newsletters (Roundtable, TED, TEDMED, Harvard, PopTech!, AMIA, SNS Report, CoreHealth Publications, etc.)
  • 1994-2000 Univ. of Washington's School of Public Health and Community Medicine's Extended MPH Program (a quantitative research-based training for mid-career professionals)
  • 1993 Univ. of Washington's School of Public Health "Summer Institute for Public Health Practice" (1st week)
  • Introduction to Biostatistical/Epidemiologic Concepts (Southwest OncologyGroup, FHCRC - inservice)
  • Academic and professional writing (UW - 6 weeks)
  • Ethics in Cancer Nursing (Swedish Hospital)
  • Biology of Cancer Lecture Series (FHCRC - 6 weeks)
  • Methods for In-Service Educators (Seattle U - 6 weeks)
  • Introduction to Computing, DBase II Introduction, WordPerfect 5.0, EXCEL, CC:Mail (FHCRC)
  • Oncology Update for Physicians and Nurses in the Pacific Northwest (ACS - 3 days)
  • Bi-monthly "brown bag" research sessions with Cancer Prevention Research Unit (FHCRC)
  • Grantsmanship Seminar (Grantsmanship Center, Los Angeles, CA - 3 days)
  • Low-cost publicity for non-profits (UW Experimental College)
  • Cancer Lifeline Counseling Training (Seattle, WA - 6 weeks)
  • Management training series: "Foundations of Leadership" (FHCRC - over three year period)
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