Dr. Bertrand’s research focuses on the epidemiology of breast cancer and non-Hodgkin lymphoma, with an emphasis on understanding environmental, nutritional and lifestyle factors that may influence cancer risk. She recently joined the Black Women’s Health Study (BWHS), a prospective cohort study of over 59,000 African American women begun in 1995. She is also an investigator on a large pooling project of four epidemiologic studies, including the BWHS, to study genetic and nongenetic risk factors for breast cancer subtypes in African American women. Dr. Bertrand is actively involved in several epidemiologic research projects to study risk factors for high mammographic density, a strong independent predictor of breast cancer, and the role mammographic density and other risk factors may play in tumor aggressiveness. In addition, she has developed a special interest in understanding how exposures during early life, including young adulthood, adolescence, childhood, and the perinatal period, may impact cancer risk.
- Epidemiologist, Slone Epidemiology Center, Boston University School of Medicine
- Harvard School of Public Health, ScD
- Boston University School of Public Health, MPH
- Brown University, BS
- Published on 1/12/2018
Bertrand KA, Eliassen AH, Hankinson SE, Rosner BA, Tamimi RM. Circulating Hormones and Mammographic Density in Premenopausal Women. Horm Cancer. 2018 Jan 12. PMID: 29330698.
- Published on 11/23/2017
DuPre NC, Hart JE, Bertrand KA, Kraft P, Laden F, Tamimi RM. Residential particulate matter and distance to roadways in relation to mammographic density: results from the Nurses' Health Studies. Breast Cancer Res. 2017 Nov 23; 19(1):124. PMID: 29169389.
- Published on 11/15/2017
Palmer JR, Castro-Webb N, Bertrand K, Bethea TN, Denis GV. Type II Diabetes and Incidence of Estrogen Receptor Negative Breast Cancer in African American Women. Cancer Res. 2017 Nov 15; 77(22):6462-6469. PMID: 29141994.
- Published on 11/12/2017
Bernatsky S, Velásquez García HA, Spinelli JJ, Gaffney P, Smedby KE, Ramsey-Goldman R, Wang SS, Adami HO, Albanes D, Angelucci E, Ansell SM, Asmann YW, Becker N, Benavente Y, Berndt SI, Bertrand KA, Birmann BM, Boeing H, Boffetta P, Bracci PM, Brennan P, Brooks-Wilson AR, Cerhan JR, Chanock SJ, Clavel J, Conde L, Cotenbader KH, Cox DG, Cozen W, Crouch S, De Roos AJ, de Sanjose S, Di Lollo S, Diver WR, Dogan A, Foretova L, Ghesquières H, Giles GG, Glimelius B, Habermann TM, Haioun C, Hartge P, Hjalgrim H, Holford TR, Holly EA, Jackson RD, Kaaks R, Kane E, Kelly RS, Klein RJ, Kraft P, Kricker A, Lan Q, Lawrence C, Liebow M, Lightfoot T, Link BK, Maynadie M, McKay J, Melbye M, Molina TJ, Monnereau A, Morton LM, Nieters A, North KE, Novak AJ, Offit K, Purdue MP, Rais M, Riby J, Roman E, Rothman N, Salles G, Severi G, Severson RK, Skibola CF, Slager SL, Smith A, Smith MT, Southey MC, Staines A, Teras LR, Thompson CA, Tilly H, Tinker LF, Tjonneland A, Turner J, Vajdic CM, Vermeulen RCH, Vijai J, Vineis P, Virtamo J, Wang Z, Weinstein S, Witzig TE, Zelenetz A, Zeleniuch-Jacquotte A, Zhang Y, Zheng T, Zucca M, Clarke AE. Lupus-related single nucleotide polymorphisms and risk of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. Lupus Sci Med. 2017; 4(1):e000187. PMID: 29214033.
- Published on 10/4/2017
Bao W, Song Y, Bertrand KA, Tobias DK, Olsen SF, Chavarro JE, Mills JL, Hu FB, Zhang C. Prepregnancy habitual intake of vitamin D from diet and supplements in relation to risk of gestational diabetes mellitus: A prospective cohort study. J Diabetes. 2017 Oct 04. PMID: 28976079.
- Published on 9/26/2017
Liu Y, Tamimi RM, Colditz GA, Bertrand KA. Alcohol consumption across the life course and mammographic density in premenopausal women. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2018 Jan; 167(2):529-535. PMID: 28952004.
- Published on 9/13/2017
Bertrand KA, Gerlovin H, Bethea TN, Palmer JR. Pubertal growth and adult height in relation to breast cancer risk in African American women. Int J Cancer. 2017 Dec 15; 141(12):2462-2470. PMID: 28845597.
- Published on 9/7/2017
VoPham T, DuPré N, Tamimi RM, James P, Bertrand KA, Vieira V, Laden F, Hart JE. Environmental radon exposure and breast cancer risk in the Nurses' Health Study II. Environ Health. 2017 Sep 07; 16(1):97. PMID: 28882148.
- Published on 8/18/2017
VoPham T, Bertrand KA, Yuan JM, Tamimi RM, Hart JE, Laden F. Ambient ultraviolet radiation exposure and hepatocellular carcinoma incidence in the United States. Environ Health. 2017 Aug 18; 16(1):89. PMID: 28821245.
- Published on 8/17/2017
James P, Bertrand KA, Hart JE, Schernhammer ES, Tamimi RM, Laden F. Outdoor Light at Night and Breast Cancer Incidence in the Nurses' Health Study II. Environ Health Perspect. 2017 Aug 17; 125(8):087010. PMID: 28886600.
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