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 10/4/2017
Bao W, Song Y, Bertrand KA, Tobias DK, Olsen SF, Chavarro JE, Mills JL, Hu FB, Zhang C. Pre-pregnancy 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. 2017 Sep 26. 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.
- Published on 6/28/2017
Bertrand KA, Giovannucci E, Rosner BA, Zhang SM, Laden F, Birmann BM. Dietary fat intake and risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in 2 large prospective cohorts. Am J Clin Nutr. 2017 Aug; 106(2):650-656. PMID: 28659300.
- Published on 6/9/2017
Nichols HB, Schoemaker MJ, Wright LB, McGowan C, Brook MN, McClain KM, Jones ME, Adami HO, Agnoli C, Baglietto L, Bernstein L, Bertrand KA, Blot WJ, Boutron-Ruault MC, Butler L, Chen Y, Doody MM, Dossus L, Eliassen AH, Giles GG, Gram IT, Hankinson SE, Hoffman-Bolton J, Kaaks R, Key TJ, Kirsh VA, Kitahara CM, Koh WP, Larsson SC, Lund E, Ma H, Merritt MA, Milne RL, Navarro C, Overvad K, Ozasa K, Palmer JR, Peeters PH, Riboli E, Rohan TE, Sadakane A, Sund M, Tamimi RM, Trichopoulou A, Vatten L, Visvanathan K, Weiderpass E, Willett WC, Wolk A, Zeleniuch-Jacquotte A, Zheng W, Sandler DP, Swerdlow AJ. The Premenopausal Breast Cancer Collaboration: A Pooling Project of Studies Participating in the National Cancer Institute Cohort Consortium. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2017 Sep; 26(9):1360-1369. PMID: 28600297.
- Published on 2/13/2017
VoPham T, Bertrand KA, Hart JE, Laden F, Brooks MM, Yuan JM, Talbott EO, Ruddell D, Chang CH, Weissfeld JL. Pesticide exposure and liver cancer: a review. Cancer Causes Control. 2017 Mar; 28(3):177-190. PMID: 28194594.
- Published on 1/4/2017
Malkov S, Shepherd JA, Scott CG, Tamimi RM, Ma L, Bertrand KA, Couch F, Jensen MR, Mahmoudzadeh AP, Fan B, Norman A, Brandt KR, Pankratz VS, Vachon CM, Kerlikowske K. Erratum to: Mammographic texture and risk of breast cancer by tumor type and estrogen receptor status. Breast Cancer Res. 2017 01 04; 19(1):1. PMID: 28052757.
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