Jessica Petrick, PhD, MPH

Center Faculty Member, Slone Epidemiology Center

Jessica Petrick
617.206.6179

Biography

Dr. Jessica Petrick’s research program focuses on the epidemiology of gastrointestinal cancers, including colorectal, liver, and esophageal. Dr. Petrick became a co-Investigator with the Black Women’s Health Study (BWHS) in 2019, but she has been collaborating with BWHS since she began her post-doctoral fellowship at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in 2014. BWHS is a member of the NCI Cancer Cohort Consortium and participated in the Liver Cancer Pooling Project, within which Dr. Petrick led numerous studies. The emphasis of her current research portfolio is on nutritional and molecular factors, including the metabolome and microbiome, which may contribute to racial disparities along the cancer continuum—from precursor lesions to invasive cancer through mortality.

Other Positions

  • Assistant Professor, Hematology & Medical Oncology, Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine

Education

  • University of North Carolina, PhD
  • Case Western Reserve University, MPH
  • Case Western Reserve University, BS

Publications

  • Published on 7/1/2022

    Rivera-Andrade A, Petrick JL, Alvarez CS, Graubard BI, Florio AA, Kroker-Lobos MF, Parisi D, Freedman ND, Lazo M, Guallar E, Groopman JD, Ramirez-Zea M, McGlynn KA. Letter: association of circulating bile acid concentrations and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease-authors' reply. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2022 Jul; 56(2):374-375. PMID: 35748838.

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  • Published on 7/1/2022

    Rivera-Andrade A, Petrick JL, Alvarez CS, Graubard BI, Florio AA, Kroker-Lobos MF, Parisi D, Freedman ND, Lazo M, Guallar E, Groopman JD, Ramirez-Zea M, McGlynn KA. Editorial: higher levels of certain serum bile acids in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease-new insights from Guatemala.Authors' reply. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2022 Jul; 56(2):361-362. PMID: 35748846.

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  • Published on 7/1/2022

    Rivera-Andrade A, Petrick JL, Alvarez CS, Graubard BI, Florio AA, Kroker-Lobos MF, Parisi D, Freedman ND, Lazo M, Guallar E, Groopman JD, Ramirez-Zea M, McGlynn KA. Letter: is it appropriate to use a fatty liver index >60 as an alternative criterion for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease? Authors' reply. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2022 Jul; 56(2):378-379. PMID: 35748850.

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  • Published on 6/18/2022

    Jones GS, Graubard BI, Ramirez Y, Liao LM, Huang WY, Alvarez CS, Yang W, Zhang X, Petrick JL, McGlynn KA. Sweetened beverage consumption and risk of liver cancer by diabetes status: A pooled analysis. Cancer Epidemiol. 2022 Aug; 79:102201. PMID: 35728406.

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  • Published on 5/5/2022

    Yiannakou I, Barber LE, Li S, Adams-Campbell LL, Palmer JR, Rosenberg L, Petrick JL. A Prospective Analysis of Red and Processed Meat Intake in Relation to Colorectal Cancer in the Black Women's Health Study. J Nutr. 2022 May 05; 152(5):1254-1262. PMID: 34910194.

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  • Published on 4/28/2022

    Rivera-Andrade A, Petrick JL, Alvarez CS, Graubard BI, Florio AA, Kroker-Lobos MF, Parisi D, Freedman ND, Lazo M, Guallar E, Groopman JD, Ramirez-Zea M, McGlynn KA. Circulating bile acid concentrations and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in Guatemala. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2022 Jul; 56(2):321-329. PMID: 35484638.

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  • Published on 4/22/2022

    Alvarez CS, Petrick JL, Parisi D, McMahon BJ, Graubard BI, McGlynn KA. Racial/ethnic disparities in hepatocellular carcinoma incidence and mortality rates in the United States, 1992-2018. Hepatology. 2022 Sep; 76(3):589-598. PMID: 35124828.

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  • Published on 3/9/2022

    Harris HR, Petrick JL, Rosenberg L. The epidemiology of uterine fibroids: Where do we go from here? Fertil Steril. 2022 Apr; 117(4):841-842. PMID: 35277259.

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  • Published on 11/22/2021

    Barber LE, Zirpoli GR, Cozier YC, Rosenberg L, Petrick JL, Bertrand KA, Palmer JR. Neighborhood disadvantage and individual-level life stressors in relation to breast cancer incidence in US Black women. Breast Cancer Res. 2021 11 22; 23(1):108. PMID: 34809694.

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  • Published on 11/15/2021

    Argirion I, Pfeiffer RM, Lam TK, O'Brien TR, Yu K, McGlynn KA, Petrick JL, Pinto L, Chen CJ, Lee MH, Hildesheim A, Yang HI, Koshiol J. Association between immunologic markers and cirrhosis in individuals with chronic hepatitis B. Sci Rep. 2021 11 15; 11(1):21194. PMID: 34782638.

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