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.
- Member, BU-BMC Cancer Center, Boston University
- Epidemiologist, Slone Epidemiology Center, Boston University School of Medicine
- Member, Genome Science Institute, Boston University
- Harvard School of Public Health, ScD
- Boston University School of Public Health, MPH
- Brown University, BS
- 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 Mar 29. PMID: 35348212.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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). 2021 Dec 17. PMID: 34935471.
- Published on 12/1/2021
Kantor O, Wang ML, Bertrand K, Pierce L, Freedman RA, Chavez-MacGregor M, King TA, Mittendorf EA. ASO Visual Abstract: Racial and Socioeconomic Disparities in Breast Cancer Outcomes within the AJCC Pathologic Prognostic Staging System. Ann Surg Oncol. 2021 Dec; 28(Suppl 3):585-586. PMID: 34368929.
- 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.
- Published on 11/17/2021
VoPham T, Bertrand KA, Fisher JA, Ward MH, Laden F, Jones RR. Emissions of dioxins and dioxin-like compounds and incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma in the United States. Environ Res. 2022 03; 204(Pt D):112386. PMID: 34800530.
- Published on 10/8/2021
Palmer JR, Zirpoli G, Bertrand KA, Battaglia T, Bernstein L, Ambrosone CB, Bandera EV, Troester MA, Rosenberg L, Pfeiffer RM, Trinquart L. A Validated Risk Prediction Model for Breast Cancer in US Black Women. J Clin Oncol. 2021 12 01; 39(34):3866-3877. PMID: 34623926.
- Published on 10/7/2021
Barber LE, Bertrand KA, Petrick JL, Gerlovin H, White LF, Adams-Campbell LL, Rosenberg L, Roy HK, Palmer JR. Predicted Vitamin D Status and Colorectal Cancer Incidence in the Black Women's Health Study. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2021 12; 30(12):2334-2341. PMID: 34620630.
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