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 5/14/2018
Chiu YH, Bertrand KA, Zhang S, Laden F, Epstein MM, Rosner BA, Chiuve S, Campos H, Giovannucci EL, Chavarro JE, Birmann BM. A prospective analysis of circulating saturated and monounsaturated fatty acids and risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Int J Cancer. 2018 May 14. PMID: 29756258.
- Published on 5/8/2018
Denis GV, Sebastiani P, Bertrand KA, Strissel KJ, Tran AH, Slama J, Medina ND, Andrieu G, Palmer JR. Inflammatory signatures distinguish metabolic health in African American women with obesity. PLoS One. 2018; 13(5):e0196755. PMID: 29738558.
- Published on 4/25/2018
VoPham T, Bertrand KA, Tamimi RM, Laden F, Hart JE. Ambient PM2.5 air pollution exposure and hepatocellular carcinoma incidence in the United States. Cancer Causes Control. 2018 Jun; 29(6):563-572. PMID: 29696510.
- Published on 4/15/2018
Strohsnitter WC, Bertrand KA, Troisi R, Scott CG, Cheville AL, Hoover RN, Palmer JR, Vachon CM. Prenatal diethylstilbestrol exposure and mammographic density. Int J Cancer. 2018 Apr 15. PMID: 29658110.
- Published on 4/10/2018
VoPham T, Weaver MD, Vetter C, Hart JE, Tamimi RM, Laden F, Bertrand KA. Circadian misalignment and hepatocellular carcinoma incidence in the United States. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2018 Apr 10. PMID: 29636342.
- Published on 3/27/2018
Hart JE, Bertrand KA, DuPre N, James P, Vieira VM, VoPham T, Mittleman MR, Tamimi RM, Laden F. Exposure to hazardous air pollutants and risk of incident breast cancer in the nurses' health study II. Environ Health. 2018 Mar 27; 17(1):28. PMID: 29587753.
- Published on 3/3/2018
Rice MS, Tamimi RM, Bertrand KA, Scott CG, Jensen MR, Norman AD, Visscher DW, Chen YY, Brandt KR, Couch FJ, Shepherd JA, Fan B, Wu FF, Ma L, Collins LC, Cummings SR, Kerlikowske K, Vachon CM. Does mammographic density mediate risk factor associations with breast cancer? An analysis by tumor characteristics. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2018 Mar 03. PMID: 29502324.
- Published on 2/1/2018
Bertrand KA, Birmann BM. Reply to P-L Peng and P-F Chen. Am J Clin Nutr. 2018 Feb 01; 107(2):294-295. PMID: 29529150.
- 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 Apr; 9(2):117-127. PMID: 29330698.
- Published on 12/18/2017
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. 2018 May; 10(5):373-379. PMID: 28976079.
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