Lisa L. Strate
Professor
Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology
GI Section Chief, Harborview Medical Center

Faculty Information

Biography

Lisa Strate, M.D., M.P.H., is a board certified gastroenterologist at Harborview, director of UW Gastroenterology Clinical Research and a UW professor of Medicine and Gastroenterology.

Dr. Strate cares for patients of with diverticular disease. She likes to take time to talk to patients so that she can better understand their gastrointestinal problems and how these impact their daily lives. Then we can work together to form a diagnostic and management plan.

Dr. Strate earned her M.D. from UC San Francisco and her M.P.H. from Harvard. She is a fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology. Her research focuses on the epidemiology of diverticular complications (bleeding and diverticulitis) with an emphasis on the role of lifestyle factors, genetics, inflammation and the gut microbiome. Her work also aims to identify risk factors for gastrointestinal bleeding particularly bleeding originating from the colon. 

Board Certifications:

  • Gastroenterology, 2001, American Board of Internal Medicine
Education & Training: 
Master in Clinical Effectiveness
Harvard School of Public Health
2001
Fellowship in Gastroenterology
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Residency in Internal Medicine
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Internship in Internal Medicine
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Medical Education
University of California, San Francisco
1995
Research & Clinical Interests
Clinical Interests: 
  • Gastroenterology (Digestive)
  • Telehealth Services
Publications
Publications: 
Jacobson BC, Strate LL, Baffy G, Huang L, Mutinga M, Banks P. The nature of after- hours telephone medical practice by GI fellows. Am J Gastroenterology 2001; 96(2):570-3. [original work]
 
Strate LL, Syngal S. Timing of Colonoscopy: Impact on length of hospital stay in patients with acute lower intestinal bleeding. Am J Gastroenterology 2003; 98(2):317-322. PMID 1259048[original work]
 
*Strate LL, Orav J, Syngal S. Early predictors of severity in acute lower intestinal tract bleeding. Arch Intern Med 2003; 163:838-843. PMID 12695275 [original work]
 
Strate, LL. Prevention of diverticular perforation – Still a problem for the 21st Century. Evidence-Based Gastroenterology 2004; 5(2):60-61. [editorial]
 
Strate LL, Syngal, S. Predictors of utilization of early colonoscopy vs. radiography for severe lower intestinal bleeding. Gastrointest Endosc 2005; 61(1):46-52. PMID 12672055 [original work]
 
Reddy S, Friedman S, Telford J, Strate L, Ookubo R, Banks P. Are Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease Receiving Optimal Care? Am J Gastroenterology 2005;100(6):1357-61. PMID 15929770 [original work]
 
Strate LL, Syngal, S. Hereditary Colorectal Cancer Syndromes. Cancer Causes and Control 2005;16: 201-213. PMID 15947872 [review]
 
Saltzman JR, Strate LL, Di Sena V, Huang C, Merrifield B, Ookubo R. Prospective trial of endoscopic clips versus combination therapy in upper GI bleeding (PROTECCT – UGI Bleeding) Am J Gastroenterology 2005; 100(7):1503-8. PMID 15984972 [original work]
 
Strate LL, Saltzman JR, Ookubo R, Mutinga ML, Syngal, S. Validation of a clinical prediction rule for severe acute lower intestinal bleeding. Am J Gastroenterology 2005; 100(8):1821-27. PMID 16086720 [original work]
 
Strate LL. Lower GI bleeding – epidemiology and diagnosis. Gastroenterology Clinics of North America 2005; 34: 643-664. PMID 16303575 [review]
 
Strate LL, Ayanian JZ, Kotler G, Syngal S. Risk factors for mortality in acute lower intestinal bleeding. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology 2008; 6(9): 1004-10. PMID18558513 [original work]
 
*Strate LL, Liu YL, Aldoori WH, Syngal S, Giovannucci E. Nut, corn and popcorn consumption and the risk of diverticular complications. JAMA 2008; 300(8): 907-914. PMID 18728264 [original work]
 
Strate LL, Liu YL, Aldoori WH, Syngal S, Giovannucci E. Obesity increases the risk of diverticulitis and diverticular bleeding. Gastroenterology 2009; 136(1):115-122. PMID 9896378 [original work]
 
Strate LL, Liu YL, Aldoori WH, Giovannucci E. Physical activity decreases diverticular complications. Am J Gastroenterology 2009; 104 (5): 1221-30. PMID 19367267 [original work]
 
Strate LL, Nauman CR. The role of colonoscopy and radiologic procedures in the management of acute lower intestinal bleeding. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2010;8(4):333-43. PMID 20036757 [review]
 
Erichsen R, Strate L,Toft Sørensen H, Baron JA. Positive predictive values of the International Classification of Disease, 10th edition diagnoses codes for diverticular disease in the Danish National Registry of Patients. Clinical and Experimental Gastroenterology 2010:3 139-142. PMID 21694857 [original work]
 
Huang ES, Strate LL, Ho W, Lee SS, Chan AT. A prospective study of aspirin use and risk of gastrointestinal bleeding in men. PLOS One. 2010;(12):e15721. PMID 21209949 [original work]
 
Strate LL. Urgent colonoscopy for lower gastrointestinal bleeding – Not so fast. Am J Gastroenterology 2010; 105:2643-45. PMID 21131933 [editorial]
 
Huang ES, Strate LL, Ho W, Lee SS, Chan AT. Long term aspirin use and risk of gastrointestinal bleeding. Am J Med. 2011;124(5):426-33. PMID 21531232 [original work]
 
*Strate LL, Yan LL, Huang ES, Giovannucci E, Chan AT. Aspirin and Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drug Use and Risk of Diverticulitis and Diverticular Bleeding. Gastroenterology 2011;140(5):1427-33. PMID 21320500 [original work]
 
Diggs N, Holub JL, Eisen GL, Strate LL. Factors that contribute to blood loss in patients with colonic angiodysplasia from a population-based study. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology 2011;9(5):415-20. PMID 21320640 [original work]
 
Strate, LL. Diverticulosis and Dietary Fiber: Rethinking the Relationship. Gastroenterology 2012;142(2):205-7. PMID 22185897 [editorial]
 
Lewey, D, Strate, LL. Pros and Cons of colonoscopy in the management of acute lower intestinal bleeding. World J Gastroenterol 2012;18(11):1185-90. PMID 22468081 [review]
 
Strate, LL. Lifestyle factors and the course of diverticular disease. Dig Dis 2012; 30 (1):35-45. PMID 22572683 [review]
 
Strate, LL, Modi R, Cohen E, Spiegel BM. Diverticular Disease as a Chronic Illness: Evolving Epidemiologic and Clinical Insights. Am J Gastroenterol 2012; Oct;107(10):1486-93 PMID 22777341 [review]
 
*Strate LL, Erichsen R, Baron JA, Mortensen J, Krabbe Pedersen J, Christensen K, Toft Sørensen H. Heritability and familial aggregation of diverticular disease: a population-based study of twins. Gastroenterology 2013;11:1631. PMID 23313967 [original work]
 
Tseng HE, Hullar MA, Lampe JW, Sandstrom R, Johnson AK, Strate LL, Ruzzo WL, Stamatoyannopoulos JA. A microbial profiling method for the human microbiota using high-throughput sequencing. Metagenomis 2013;2:235646. PMID 24013439 [original work]
 
Templeton AW, Strate LL. Updates in diverticular disease. Curr Gastroenterol Rep. 2013;15:339. PMID 24010157 [review]
 
Maguire LH, Song M, Strate LL, Giovannucci EL, Chan AT. Higher serum levels of vitamin D are associated with reduced risk of diverticulitis. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 2013;11:1631. PMID 23954650 [original work]
 
Strate LL, Erichsen R, Horvath-Puho E, Pedersen L, Baron JA, Sorensen HT. Diverticular disease is associated with increased risk of subsequent arterial and venous thromboembolic events. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 2014 Oct;12(10):1695-701 PMID:24316104 [original work]
 
Maquire LH, Song M, Strate L, Giovannucci E, Chan, AT. Association of Geographic and Seasonal Variation with Diverticulitis Admissions. JAMA Surg. 2014 Nov 19 PMID:25409019 [original work]
 
Strate LL. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and risk of GI bleeding: don’t forget the colon. Gastrointest Endosc. 2014 Dec;80(6):1132-4. PMID:25434661 [editorial]
 
Maguire LH, Song M. Strate LL, Giovannucci EL, Chan AT. Association of geographic and seasonal variation with diverticulitis admissions. JAMA Surg 2015 Jan;150 (1):74-7. PMID: 25409019 [original work]
 
Montomoli J, Erichsen R, Strate LL, Pedersen L, Nilsson T, Sørensen HT. Coexisting Liver Disease is Associated with Increased Mortality after Surgery for Diverticular Disease: A nationwide cohort study. Dig Dis Sci 2015;60:1832-40. PMID: 25559756 [original work]
 
Wheat C, Strate LL. Trends in hospitalization for diverticulitis and diverticular bleeding in the United States from 2000 to 2010. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 2016;14(1):96-103. PMID:25862988 [original work]
 
Simianu V, Strate LL, Billingham RP, Fichera A, Steele SR, Thirlby RC, Flum DR. The impact of elective colon resection on rates of emergency surgery for diverticulitis. Ann Surg. 2016; 263 (1):123-9. PMID:26111203 [original work]
 
 
Strate LL, Peery AF, Neumann I. American Gastroenterological Association Institute Technical Review on the Management of Acute Diverticulitis. Gastroenterology 2015 Dec;149(7):1950-76. [review]
 
 
Saxena N, Strate LL. Diverticular stigmata of recent hemorrhage: find one, probe one, treat one. Gastrointest Endosc 2016 Feb;83(2):424-6. [editorial]
 
Strate LL, Gralnek I. American College of Gastroenterology Practice Guideline: Management of patients with lower gastrointestinal bleeding. Am J Gastroenterol 2016; 111:459-474 [guideline]
 
Strate LL, Singh P, Boylan MR, Piawah S, Cao Y, Chan AT. A prospective study of alcohol consumption and smoking and the risk of major gastrointestinal bleeding in men. Plos One 2016;11(11):e0165278 PMID:27824864 [original work]
 
*Strate LL, Keeley B, Cao Y, Wu K, Giovannucci E, Chan AT. Major dietary patterns and risk of incident diverticulitis. Gastroenterology 2017;152(5):1023-1030 PMID: 28065788 [original work]
 
Cao Y, Strate LL, Keely BR, Tam I, Wu, K, Giovannucci E, Chan AT. Meat intake and risk of diverticulitis among men. Gut 2017 [Epub 2017 Jan 5] PMID:28069830 [original work]
 
Gralnek IM, Neeman Z, Strate, LL. Acute Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding. N Engl J Med. 2017;376(11):1054-1063. PMID 28296600 [review]
 
Liu PH, Cao Y, Keeley BR, Tam I, Wu K, Strate LL*, Giovannucci EL*, Chan AT.* Adherence to a Healthy Lifestyle is Associated with a Lower Risk of Diverticulitis among Men. Am J Gastroenterol 2017; 112:1868-76. PMID 29112202
 
Choi AY, Strate LL, Fix MC, Schmidt RA, Ende AR, Yeh MM, Inadomi JM, Hwang, JH. Association of Gastric Intestinal Metaplasia and East Asian Ethnicity with the Risk of Gastric Adenocarcinoma in a U.S. Population. Gastrointest Endosc 2017 [Epub] PMID: 29155082
 
Roshan Afshar I, Sadr MS, Strate LL, Martel M, Menard C, Barkun AN.The role of colonoscopy in patients presenting with acute lower gastrointestinal bleeding: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Therap adv Gastroenterol 2018; PMID 29487627.
 
Scarpignato C, Barbara G, Lanas A, Strate LL. Management of Colonic Diverticular Disease in the Third Millennium:Highlights from a Symposium Held during the UEGW 2017.Thereapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology 2018; 11:1-21.
 
Ma W, Jovani M, Liu PH, Nguyen LH, Cao Y, Tam I, Wu K, Giovannucci EL, Strate LL*, Chan AT*. Association Between Obesity and Weight Change and Risk of Diverticulitis in Women. Gastroenterology 2018 PMID 29614301
 
Swanson SM, Strate LL. Acute Colonic Diverticulitis. Ann Intern Med 2018. PMID 29710265
 
Jovani M, Ma W, Joshi AD, Liu PH, Nguyen LH,k Cao Y, Tam I, Wu K, Giovannucci EL, Chan AT*, Strate LL*. Menopausal Hormone Therapy and Risk of Diverticulitis. Am J Gastroenterol. 2019. PMID 30730324
 
Strate LL, Morris AM. Epidemiology, Pathophysiology and Treatment of Diverticulitis. Gastroenterology 2019 PMID 30660732
 
Kosowicz, RL, Strate LL. Predicting Outcomes in Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding – More Work Ahead. Gastrointest Endosc 2019 PMID 31005128
 
Ma W, Jovani M, Nguyen LH, Tabung FK, Song M, Liu PH, Cao Y, Tam I, Wu K, Giovannucci EL, Strate, LL, Chan AT. Association Between Inflammatory Diets, Circulating Markers of Inflammation, and Risk of Diverticulitis. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2019 Nov 8. pii: S1542-3565(19)31266-2. doi: 10.1016/j.cgh.2019.11.011. [Epub ahead of print]PMID: 31712072
 
Ma W, Nguyen LH, Song M, Jovani M, Liu PH, Cao Y, Tam I, Wu K, Giovannucci EL, Strate LL, Chan AT. Intake of Dietary Fiber, Fruits, and Vegetables and Risk of Diverticulitis. Am J Gastroenterol. 2019 Sep;114(9):1531-1538. doi:10.14309/ajg.0000000000000363. PMID:31397679
 
Bushyhead D, Strate LL. Sex differences in authorship of major gastroenterology guidelines and technical reviews. Accepted for publication Digestive Diseases and Sciences. J Gastrointestin Liver Dis. 2019 Dec 19;28(suppl. 4):57-66. doi: 10.15403/jgld-562.PMID: 31919638
 
Tursi A, Brandimarte G, Di Mario F, Lanas A, Scarpignato C, Bafutto M, Barbara G, Bassotti G, Binda GA, Biondi A, Biondo S, Cambiè G, Cassieri C, Crucitti A, Dumitrascu DL, Elisei W, Escalante R, Herszènyi L, Kruis W, Kupcinskas J, Lahat A, Lecca PG, Maconi G, Malfertheiner P, Mazzari A, Mearìn F, Milosavljeviċ T, Nardone G, Chavez De Oliveira E, Papa A, Papagrigoriadis S, Pera M, Persiani R, Picchio M, Regula J, Štimac D, Stollman N, Strate LL, Violi A, Walker MM. International Consensus on Diverticulosis and Diverticular Disease. Statements from the 3rd International Symposium on Diverticular Disease. J Gastrointestin Liver Dis. 2019 Dec 19;28(suppl. 4):57-66. doi: 10.15403/jgld-562. PMID: 31930220
 
Tursi A, Brandimarte G, Di Mario F, Lanas A, Scarpignato C, Bafutto M, Barbara G, Bassotti G, Binda GA, Biondi A, Biondo S, Cassieri C, Crucitti A, Dumitrascu DL, Elisei W, Escalante R, Herszènyi L, Kruis W, Kupcinskas J, Lahat A, Lecca PG, Maconi G, Malfertheiner P, Mazzari A, Mearìn F, Milosavljeviċ T, Nardone G, Chavez De Oliveira E, Papa A, Papagrigoriadis S, Pera M, Persiani R, Picchio M, Regula J, Štimac D, Stollman N, Strate LL, Walker MM; DICA International Group. The DICA Endoscopic Classification for Diverticular Disease of the Colon Shows a Significant Interobserver Agreement among Community Endoscopists: an International Study. J Gastrointestin Liver Dis. 2019 Dec 19;28(suppl. 4):39-44. doi: 10.15403/jgld-558. PMID: 31930224
 
Kupcinskas J, Strate LL, Bassotti G, Torti G, Herszènyi L, Malfertheiner P, Cassieri C, Walker MM, Tursi A. Pathogenesis of Diverticulosis and Diverticular Disease. J Gastrointestin Liver Dis. 2019 Dec 19;28(suppl. 4):7-10. doi: 10.15403/jgld-551. PMID 31930230
 
Tursi A, Scarpingnato C, Strate LL, Lanas A, Kruis W, Lahat A, Danese S. Colonic Diverticular Disease. Nat Rev Primers 2020 Mar 26;6(1):20. PMID: 32218442
 
Kherad O, Resetellini S, Almadi M, Strate LL, Martel M, Menard C, Roshan Afshar I, Syeed Sadr M, Barkun AN. Systematic review with meta-analysis: Limited benefits from early colonoscopy in acute lower gastrointestinal bleeding. Accepted for publication Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics.
 
Bushyhead D, Strate LL. Sex-Based Disparities in Annual Compensation Among Academic Gastroenterologists. Am J Gastroenterol 2020 Feb;98(2):317-22.
 
Jovani M, Ma W, Staller K, Joshi A, Liu P, Nguyen LH, Lochhead P, Cao Y, Tam I, Wu K, Giovannucci EL, Strate LL, Chan AT(co senior authors), Frequency of bowel movements and risk of diverticulitis. accepted for publication Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol
 
Nguyen L, Guo CG, Ma W, Giovannucci EL, Strate LL, Chan AT (co senior authors), Recent, mid-, and late-adulthood antibiotic use are associated with subsequent risk of diverticulitis. accepted for publication Gastroenterol
 
Peery AF, Shaukat A, Strate LL. AGA Clinical Practice Update on Medical Management of Colonic Diverticulitis: Expert Review. accepted for publication Gastroenterol