Jennifer R. Rider, ScD, MPH
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Epidemiology

MPH, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
ScD, Harvard School of Public Health



My primary research interests involve using population-based studies of genetic, circulating, and tumor biomarkers to investigate the role of inflammation and infections in carcinogenesis. I also have a general interest in prostate cancer epidemiology and the identification of patient and tumor characteristics that could reduce overdiagnosis and overtreatment. Collaborating with research pathologists, urologists, medical oncologists, molecular biologists, immunologists, virologists, and bioinformaticists, I have utilized data from a large Swedish population-based studies (CaPS and PCBaSe) and a Swedish randomized trial (SPCG-4), Swedish clinical cohorts, the Physicians’ Health Study, and the Health Professionals Follow-up Study.

Through collaborations with Swedish and US-based investigators, I am expanding my research focus to study the role of infections on various malignancies. I am involved in ongoing studies of HPV infection in penile carcinoma and tumors of the head and neck. Moreover, I am pursuing projects that investigate malignancies in HIV-infected populations, including a study to shed light on the lower incidence of prostate cancer in HIV-positive compared to HIV-negative men.

2016 European Urology: Top 5 Most Downloaded Papers of 2016
2013 Harvard Medical School: The Eleanor and Miles Shore 50th Anniversary Fellowship Program for Scholars in Medicine
2013 European Urology: Best Clinical Research Paper of 2013
2012-2015 Prostate Cancer Foundation: Michael and Lori Milken-PCF Young Investigator Award
2012 American Urological Association, AUA Annual Meeting: Best Poster in Session
2012 Prostate Cancer Foundation, American Urological Association Annual Meeting: First Place Abstract
2011-2013 Harvard School of Public Health: Teaching Commendation
2009-2015 National Cancer Institute: NIH Loan Repayment Program Recipient
2008-2009 American Association of Cancer Research: Scholar-in-Training Award
2007 Harvard College: Certificate of Distinction in Teaching
2006 American Association of Cancer Research: Scholar-in-Training Award
2005 American Urological Association: Travel Award
Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.

  1. Ebot EM, Gerke T, Labbé DP, Sinnott JA, Zadra G, Rider JR, Tyekucheva S, Wilson KM, Kelly RS, Shui IM, Loda M, Kantoff PW, Finn S, Vander Heiden MG, Brown M, Giovannucci EL, Mucci LA. Gene expression profiling of prostate tissue identifies chromatin regulation as a potential link between obesity and lethal prostate cancer. Cancer. 2017 Jul 12. PMID: 28700821.
  2. Stopsack KH, Gerke TA, Andrén O, Andersson SO, Giovannucci EL, Mucci LA, Rider JR. Cholesterol uptake and regulation in high-grade and lethal prostate cancers. Carcinogenesis. 2017 Jun 08. PMID: 28595267.
  3. Pernar CH, Fall K, Rider JR, Markt SC, Adami HO, Andersson SO, Valdimarsdottir U, Andrén O, Mucci LA. A Walking Intervention Among Men With Prostate Cancer: A Pilot Study. Clin Genitourin Cancer. 2017 May 31. PMID: 28668276.
  4. Giunchi F, Jordahl K, Bollito E, Colecchia M, Patriarca C, D''Errico A, Vasuri F, Malvi D, Fornari A, Bonetti LR, Corti B, Papotti M, DeGiuli P, Loda M, Montironi R, Fiorentino M, Rider JR. Interpathologist concordance in the histological diagnosis of focal prostatic atrophy lesions, acute and chronic prostatitis, PIN, and prostate cancer. Virchows Arch. 2017 Jun; 470(6):711-715. PMID: 28405833; DOI: 10.1007/s00428-017-2123-1;.
  5. Pettersson A, Gerke T, Fall K, Pawitan Y, Holmberg L, Giovannucci EL, Kantoff PW, Adami HO, Rider JR, Mucci LA. The ABC model of prostate cancer: A conceptual framework for the design and interpretation of prognostic studies. Cancer. 2017 May 01; 123(9):1490-1496. PMID: 28152172; DOI: 10.1002/cncr.30582;.
  6. Zareba P, Flavin R, Isikbay M, Rider JR, Gerke TA, Finn S, Pettersson A, Giunchi F, Unger RH, Tinianow AM, Andersson SO, Andrén O, Fall K, Fiorentino M, Mucci LA. Perineural Invasion and Risk of Lethal Prostate Cancer. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2017 May; 26(5):719-726. PMID: 28062398; DOI: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-16-0237;.
  7. Wilson KM, Markt SC, Fang F, Nordenvall C, Rider JR, Ye W, Adami HO, Stattin P, Nyrén O, Mucci LA. Snus use, smoking and survival among prostate cancer patients. Int J Cancer. 2016 Dec 15; 139(12):2753-2759. PMID: 27582277; DOI: 10.1002/ijc.30411;.
  8. Markt SC, Nuttall E, Turman C, Sinnott J, Rimm EB, Ecsedy E, Unger RH, Fall K, Finn S, Jensen MK, Rider JR, Kraft P, Mucci LA. Sniffing out significant "Pee values": genome wide association study of asparagus anosmia. BMJ. 2016 Dec 13; 355:i6071. PMID: 27965198; DOI: 10.1136/bmj.i6071;.
  9. Kelly RS, Sinnott JA, Rider JR, Ebot EM, Gerke T, Bowden M, Pettersson A, Loda M, Sesso HD, Kantoff PW, Martin NE, Giovannucci EL, Tyekucheva S, Heiden MV, Mucci LA. The role of tumor metabolism as a driver of prostate cancer progression and lethal disease: results from a nested case-control study. Cancer Metab. 2016; 4:22. PMID: 27980733.
  10. Sinnott JA, Peisch SF, Tyekucheva S, Gerke T, Lis R, Rider JR, Fiorentino M, Stampfer MJ, Mucci LA, Loda M, Penney KL. Prognostic Utility of a New mRNA Expression Signature of Gleason Score. Clin Cancer Res. 2017 Jan 01; 23(1):81-87. PMID: 27663590; DOI: 10.1158/1078-0432.CCR-16-1245;.
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In addition to these self-described keywords below, a list of MeSH based concepts is available here.

biomarkers
cancer etiology
epidemiology
infection-associated cancers
prostate cancer
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