Jennifer R. Rider, ScD, MPH
|Institution||Boston University School of Public Health|
|Address||715 Albany Street, T317E|
Boston MA 02118
|2005||American Urological Association:
|2006||American Association of Cancer Research:
Certificate of Distinction in Teaching|
|2008||-||2009||American Association of Cancer Research:
|2009||-||2015||National Cancer Institute:
NIH Loan Repayment Program Recipient|
|2011||-||2013||Harvard School of Public Health:
|2012||Prostate Cancer Foundation, American Urological Association Annual Meeting:
First Place Abstract|
|2012||American Urological Association, AUA Annual Meeting:
Best Poster in Session|
|2012||-||2015||Prostate Cancer Foundation:
Michael and Lori Milken-PCF Young Investigator Award|
|2013||Harvard Medical School:
The Eleanor and Miles Shore 50th Anniversary Fellowship Program for Scholars in Medicine|
Best Clinical Research Paper of 2013|
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.
- prostate cancer
- infection-associated cancers
- cancer etiology
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