Kimberly Anne Bertrand, ScD

Associate Professor, Slone Epidemiology Center

Kimberly Bertrand
617.206.6174
72 E. Concord St Instructional (L)

Biography

Dr. Bertrand’s research focuses primarily on the epidemiology of breast cancer, with an emphasis on understanding racial disparities in incidence and outcomes. She is currently a co-Investigator with the Black Women’s Health Study (BWHS), a prospective cohort study of over 59,000 African American women begun in 1995. Dr. Bertrand is also Principal Investigator of a BWHS study to evaluate 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. Other areas of research interest include risk factors for non-Hodgkin lymphoma and multiple myeloma.

Other Positions

  • Center Faculty Member, Slone Epidemiology Center, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Member, BU-BMC Cancer Center, Boston University
  • Epidemiologist, Slone Epidemiology Center, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Member, Genome Science Institute, Boston University

Education

  • Harvard School of Public Health, ScD
  • Boston University School of Public Health, MPH
  • Brown University, BS

Publications

  • Published on 9/10/2022

    Gao G, Zhao F, Ahearn TU, Lunetta KL, Troester MA, Du Z, Ogundiran TO, Ojengbede O, Blot W, Nathanson KL, Domchek SM, Nemesure B, Hennis A, Ambs S, McClellan J, Nie M, Bertrand K, Zirpoli G, Yao S, Olshan AF, Bensen JT, Bandera EV, Nyante S, Conti DV, Press MF, Ingles SA, John EM, Bernstein L, Hu JJ, Deming-Halverson SL, Chanock SJ, Ziegler RG, Rodriguez-Gil JL, Sucheston-Campbell LE, Sandler DP, Taylor JA, Kitahara CM, O'Brien KM, Bolla MK, Dennis J, Dunning AM, Easton DF, Michailidou K, Pharoah PDP, Wang Q, Figueroa J, Biritwum R, Adjei E, Wiafe S, Ambrosone CB, Zheng W, Olopade OI, García-Closas M, Palmer JR, Haiman CA, Huo D. Polygenic risk scores for prediction of breast cancer risk in women of African ancestry: a cross-ancestry approach. Hum Mol Genet. 2022 Sep 10; 31(18):3133-3143. PMID: 35554533.

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  • Published on 7/15/2022

    Bertrand KA, Teras LR, Deubler EL, Chao CR, Rosner BA, Wang K, Zhong C, Wang SS, Birmann BM. Anthropometric traits and risk of multiple myeloma: a pooled prospective analysis. Br J Cancer. 2022 Jul 15. PMID: 35840735.

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  • Published on 7/14/2022

    Ward SV, Burton A, Tamimi RM, Pereira A, Garmendia ML, Pollan M, Boyd N, Dos-Santos-Silva I, Maskarinec G, Perez-Gomez B, Vachon C, Miao H, Lajous M, López-Ridaura R, Bertrand K, Kwong A, Ursin G, Lee E, Ma H, Vinnicombe S, Moss S, Allen S, Ndumia R, Vinayak S, Teo SH, Mariapun S, Peplonska B, Bukowska-Damska A, Nagata C, Hopper J, Giles G, Ozmen V, Aribal ME, Schüz J, Van Gils CH, Wanders JOP, Sirous R, Sirous M, Hipwell J, Kim J, Lee JW, Dickens C, Hartman M, Chia KS, Scott C, Chiarelli AM, Linton L, Flugelman AA, Salem D, Kamal R, McCormack V, Stone J. The association of age at menarche and adult height with mammographic density in the International Consortium of Mammographic Density. Breast Cancer Res. 2022 Jul 14; 24(1):49. PMID: 35836268.

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  • Published on 7/5/2022

    Bertrand KA, Zirpoli G, Niharika Pillalamarri B, Szalat R, Palmer JR, Kataria Y. Prevalence of monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance in US black women. Am J Hematol. 2022 Sep; 97(9):E341-E343. PMID: 35723873.

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  • Published on 4/28/2022

    Bigham Z, Robles Y, Freund KM, Palmer JR, Bertrand KA. Hypertensive diseases of pregnancy and risk of breast cancer in the Black Women's Health Study. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2022 Jul; 194(1):127-135. PMID: 35478297.

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  • Published on 3/29/2022

    Teras LR, Bertrand KA, Deubler EL, Chao CR, Lacey JV, Patel AV, Rosner BA, Shu YH, Wang K, Zhong C, Wang SS, Birmann BM. Body size and risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma by subtype: A pooled analysis from six prospective cohorts in the United States. Br J Haematol. 2022 Jun; 197(6):714-727. PMID: 35348212.

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  • Published on 3/24/2022

    Gathirua-Mwangi WG, Palmer JR, Champion V, Castro-Webb N, Stokes AC, Adams-Campbell L, Marley AR, Forman MR, Rosenberg L, Bertrand KA. Maximum and Time-Dependent Body Mass Index and Breast Cancer Incidence Among Postmenopausal Women in the Black Women's Health Study. Am J Epidemiol. 2022 Mar 24; 191(4):646-654. PMID: 35020804.

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  • Published on 1/6/2022

    Bertrand KA, O'Brien KM, Wright LB, Palmer JR, Blot WJ, Eliassen AH, Rosenberg L, Sandin S, Tobias D, Weiderpass E, Zheng W, Swerdlow AJ, Schoemaker MJ, Nichols HB, Sandler DP. Gestational diabetes and risk of breast cancer before age 55 years. Int J Epidemiol. 2022 01 06; 50(6):1936-1947. PMID: 34458915.

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  • Published on 1/6/2022

    Bertrand KA, O'Brien KM, Wright LB, Palmer JR, Blot WJ, Eliassen AH, Rosenberg L, Sandin S, Tobias D, Weiderpass E, Zheng W, Swerdlow AJ, Schoemaker MJ, Nichols HB, Sandler DP. Gestational diabetes and risk of breast cancer before age 55 years. Int J Epidemiol. 2022 Jan 06; 50(6):1936-1947. PMID: 34999884.

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  • Published on 12/17/2021

    Kim SE, Bachorik AE, Bertrand KA, Gunn CM. Differences in Breast Cancer Screening Practices by Diabetes Status and Race/Ethnicity in the United States. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2022 Jun; 31(6):848-855. PMID: 34935471.

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