Jessica Petrick, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Medicine

Jessica Petrick


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

  • Center Faculty Member, Slone Epidemiology Center, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine


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


  • Published on 3/5/2024

    Watling CZ, Wojt A, Florio AA, Butera G, Albanes D, Weinstein SJ, Huang WY, Parisi D, Zhang X, Graubard BI, Petrick JL, McGlynn KA. Fiber and whole grain intakes in relation to liver cancer risk: An analysis in 2 prospective cohorts and systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective studies. Hepatology. 2024 Mar 05. PMID: 38441973.

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  • Published on 3/1/2024

    Stern MC, Sanchez Mendez J, Kim AE, Obón-Santacana M, Moratalla-Navarro F, Martín V, Moreno V, Lin Y, Bien SA, Qu C, Su YR, White E, Harrison TA, Huyghe JR, Tangen CM, Newcomb PA, Phipps AI, Thomas CE, Kawaguchi ES, Lewinger JP, Morrison JL, Conti DV, Wang J, Thomas DC, Platz EA, Visvanathan K, Keku TO, Newton CC, Um CY, Kundaje A, Shcherbina A, Murphy N, Gunter MJ, Dimou N, Papadimitriou N, Bézieau S, van Duijnhoven FJB, Männistö S, Rennert G, Wolk A, Hoffmeister M, Brenner H, Chang-Claude J, Tian Y, Le Marchand L, Cotterchio M, Tsilidis KK, Bishop DT, Melaku YA, Lynch BM, Buchanan DD, Ulrich CM, Ose J, Peoples AR, Pellatt AJ, Li L, Devall MAM, Campbell PT, Albanes D, Weinstein SJ, Berndt SI, Gruber SB, Ruiz-Narvaez E, Song M, Joshi AD, Drew DA, Petrick JL, Chan AT, Giannakis M, Peters U, Hsu L, Gauderman WJ. Genome-Wide Gene-Environment Interaction Analyses to Understand the Relationship between Red Meat and Processed Meat Intake and Colorectal Cancer Risk. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2024 Mar 01; 33(3):400-410. PMID: 38112776.

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  • Published on 12/21/2023

    Barnard ME, Wang X, Petrick JL, Zirpoli GR, Jones D, Johnson WE, Palmer JR. Psychosocial stressors and breast cancer gene expression in the Black Women's Health Study. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2024 Apr; 204(2):327-340. PMID: 38127176.

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  • Published on 10/21/2023

    Petrick JL, Joslin CE, Johnson CE, Camacho TF, Peres LC, Bandera EV, Barnard ME, Beeghly A, Bethea TN, Dempsey LF, Guertin K, Harris HR, Moorman PG, Myers ER, Ochs-Balcom HM, Rosenow W, Setiawan VW, Wu AH, Schildkraut JM, Rosenberg L. Menopausal hormone therapy use and risk of ovarian cancer by race: the ovarian cancer in women of African ancestry consortium. Br J Cancer. 2023 Dec; 129(12):1956-1967. PMID: 37865688.

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  • Published on 9/11/2023

    Barupal DK, Ramos ML, Florio AA, Wheeler WA, Weinstein SJ, Albanes D, Fiehn O, Graubard BI, Petrick JL, McGlynn KA. Identification of pre-diagnostic lipid sets associated with liver cancer risk using untargeted lipidomics and chemical set analysis: A nested case-control study within the ATBC cohort. Int J Cancer. 2024 Feb 01; 154(3):454-464. PMID: 37694774.

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  • Published on 8/9/2023

    Barber LE, Bertrand KA, Sheehy S, White LF, Roy HK, Rosenberg L, Palmer JR, Petrick JL. Aspirin and nonaspirin nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug use and occurrence of colorectal adenoma in Black American women. Int J Cancer. 2023 Dec 15; 153(12):1978-1987. PMID: 37555819.

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  • Published on 6/19/2023

    Long L, Zhao L, Petrick JL, Liao LM, Huang T, Hakim A, Yang W, Campbell PT, Giovannucci E, McGlynn KA, Zhang X. Daytime napping, nighttime sleeping duration, and risk of hepatocellular carcinoma and liver disease-related mortality. JHEP Rep. 2023 Oct; 5(10):100819. PMID: 37691690.

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  • Published on 5/3/2023

    Harris HR, Peres LC, Johnson CE, Guertin KA, Beeghly A, Bandera EV, Bethea TN, Joslin CE, Wu AH, Moorman PG, Ochs-Balcom HM, Petrick JL, Setiawan VW, Rosenberg L, Schildkraut JM, Myers E. Racial Differences in the Association of Endometriosis and Uterine Leiomyomas With the Risk of Ovarian Cancer. Obstet Gynecol. 2023 Jun 01; 141(6):1124-1138. PMID: 37159277.

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  • Published on 3/25/2023

    Petrick JL, Florio AA, Zen J, Wang Y, Gewirtz AT, Pfeiffer RM, Loftus S, Inglefield J, Koshiol J, Yang B, Yu K, Hildesheim A, Chen CJ, Yang HI, Lee MH, McGlynn KA. Biomarkers of gut barrier dysfunction and risk of hepatocellular carcinoma in the REVEAL-HBV and REVEAL-HCV cohort studies. Int J Cancer. 2023 Jul 01; 153(1):44-53. PMID: 36878686.

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  • Published on 3/22/2023

    Wu Z, Petrick JL, Florio AA, Guillemette C, Beane Freeman LE, Buring JE, Bradwin G, Caron P, Chen Y, Eliassen AH, Engel LS, Freedman ND, Gaziano JM, Giovannuci EL, Hofmann JN, Huang WY, Kirsh VA, Kitahara CM, Koshiol J, Lee IM, Liao LM, Newton CC, Palmer JR, Purdue MP, Rohan TE, Rosenberg L, Sesso HD, Sinha R, Stampfer MJ, Um CY, Van Den Eeden SK, Visvanathan K, Wactawski-Wende J, Zeleniuch-Jacquotte A, Zhang X, Graubard BI, Campbell PT, McGlynn KA. Endogenous sex steroid hormones and risk of liver cancer among US men: Results from the Liver Cancer Pooling Project. JHEP Rep. 2023 Jul; 5(7):100742. PMID: 37425211.

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