Julie R. Palmer, ScD
Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Epidemiology

ScD, Harvard University
MPH, Boston University



Dr. Julie Palmer is Professor of Epidemiology and Senior Epidemiologist at the Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University. She received her B.A. from Brown University, M.P.H from Boston University, and Sc.D. in epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public health. A major research interest is the etiology of breast cancer in African American women. Dr. Palmer was instrumental in designing and implementing the Black Women's Health Study and has served as co-investigator of the study since its inception in 1995.  Dr. Palmer is director of genetic research in the Black Women’s Health Study and has spearheaded efforts to use DNA from study participants in genetic analyses of breast and colon cancer, lupus, uterine fibroids, and sarcoidosis.  Her group is following up findings from European and Asian ancestry breast cancer GWAS by genotyping the associated genetic regions in Black Women’s Health Study samples.  In addition to her genetic studies, Dr. Palmer’s current research focuses on the relation of reproductive and anthropometric factors to breast cancer subtypes. Also with regard to breast cancer, Dr. Palmer is PI of the Boston University center of a collaborative follow-up study of DES-exposed cohorts and published findings of a positive association of prenatal diethylstilbestrol exposure with risk of breast cancer. Dr. Palmer’s work extends beyond cancer epidemiology. Since 2004, she has established a program of research into modifiable causes of type 2 diabetes within the Black Women’s Health Study.

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Boston University School of Public Health
Slone Epidemiology Center




Expanding the Inclusion of Spirituality/Religiosity Measures within National Cohort Studies in the U.S.
04/01/2014 - 03/31/2019 (PI)
Massachusetts General Hospital John Templeton Fdn


Continuation of Follow-up of DES-exposed Cohorts
09/22/2015 - 09/21/2018 (PI)
NIH/National Cancer Institute


Uncoupling obesity from breast cancer in African American women
09/01/2016 - 08/31/2018 (PI)
NIH/National Cancer Institute
4U01CA182898-04

A Prospective Investigation of the Oral Microbiome and Pancreatic Cancer
09/08/2015 - 08/31/2018 (PI)
NIH/National Cancer Institute
5U01CA187508-02

Epidemiology of Breast Cancer Subtypes in African-American Women: A Consortium
08/01/2012 - 07/31/2018 (PI)
Roswell Park Cancer Institute NIH NCI
5P01CA151135-05

Breast Cancer genetic study in African-ancestry populations
07/01/2016 - 06/30/2018 (PI)
Vanderbilt University Medical Center NIH NCI
1R01CA202981-01

Uncoupling Obesity from Breast Cancer in African American Women
09/24/2013 - 08/31/2016 (PI)
NIH/National Cancer Institute
5U01CA182898-03

Continuation of Follow-up of DES-exposed Cohorts
09/30/2010 - 09/21/2015 (PI)
NIH/National Cancer Institute


IndexUS: The Black Women's Health Index
03/01/2015 - 06/30/2015 (Co-PI)
PI: Traci N. Bethea, PhD, MPA
Black Women's Health Imperative


Gene Polymorphisms in Relation to Cancer in Black Women
05/01/2003 - 04/30/2015 (PI)
NIH/National Cancer Institute
5R01CA098663-07

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Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2017 A Prospective Investigation of the Oral Microbiome and Pancreatic Cancer 5U01CA187508-03
2017 Uncoupling obesity from breast cancer in African American women 5U01CA182898-05 12
2017 A Follow-up Study for Causes of Cancer in Black Women 2U01CA164974-07
2017 Epidemiology of Breast Cancer Subtypes in African American Women: a Consortium 3P01CA151135-05S1 33
2016 Breast Cancer genetic study in African-ancestry populations 1R01CA202981-01
2016 A Prospective Investigation of the Oral Microbiome and Pancreatic Cancer 5U01CA187508-02
2016 Uncoupling obesity from breast cancer in African American women 4U01CA182898-04 12
2015 A Prospective Investigation of the Oral Microbiome and Pancreatic Cancer 1U01CA187508-01A1
2015 Uncoupling obesity from breast cancer in African American women 5U01CA182898-03 12
2015 Uncoupling obesity from breast cancer in African American women 3U01CA182898-02S1 12
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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. Palmer JR, Castro-Webb N, Bertrand K, Bethea TN, Denis GV. Type II Diabetes and Incidence of Estrogen Receptor Negative Breast Cancer in African American Women. Cancer Res. 2017 Nov 15; 77(22):6462-6469.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29141994; DOI: 10.1158/0008-5472.CAN-17-1903;.
  2. Troisi R, Hatch EE, Titus L, Strohsnitter W, Gail MH, Huo D, Adam E, Robboy SJ, Hyer M, Hoover RN, Palmer JR. Prenatal diethylstilbestrol exposure and cancer risk in women. Environ Mol Mutagen. 2017 Nov 10.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29124779.
  3. Troisi R, Titus L, Hatch EE, Palmer JR, Huo D, Strohsnitter WC, Adam E, Ricker W, Hyer M, Hoover RN. A Prospective Cohort Study of Prenatal Diethylstilbestrol Exposure and Cardiovascular Disease Risk. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2017 Oct 20.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29069384.
  4. Chetwynd EM, Stuebe AM, Rosenberg L, Troester M, Rowley D, Palmer JR. Cumulative Lactation and Onset of Hypertension in African-American Women. Am J Epidemiol. 2017 Oct 15; 186(8):927-934. PMID: 28535171.
  5. Hellwege JN, Jeff JM, Wise LA, Gallagher CS, Wellons M, Hartmann KE, Jones SF, Torstenson ES, Dickinson S, Ruiz-Narváez EA, Rohland N, Allen A, Reich D, Tandon A, Pasaniuc B, Mancuso N, Im HK, Hinds DA, Palmer JR, Rosenberg L, Denny JC, Roden DM, Stewart EA, Morton CC, Kenny EE, Edwards TL, Velez Edwards DR. Erratum to: A multi-stage genome-wide association study of uterine fibroids in African Americans. Hum Genet. 2017 Oct 04.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28975356.
  6. Bertrand KA, Gerlovin H, Bethea TN, Palmer JR. Pubertal growth and adult height in relation to breast cancer risk in African American women. Int J Cancer. 2017 Dec 15; 141(12):2462-2470.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28845597.
  7. Chollet-Hinton L, Olshan AF, Nichols HB, Anders CK, Lund JL, Allott EH, Bethea TN, Hong CC, Cohen SM, Khoury T, Zirpoli GR, Borges VF, Rosenberg LA, Bandera EV, Ambrosone CB, Palmer JR, Troester MA. Biology and etiology of young-onset breast cancers among premenopausal African American women: results from the AMBER Consortium. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2017 Sep 13.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28903991.
  8. Denis GV, Sebastiani P, Andrieu G, Tran AH, Strissel KJ, Lombardi FL, Palmer JR. Relationships Among Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes, and Plasma Cytokines in African American Women. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2017 Nov; 25(11):1916-1920.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28840653.
  9. Hellwege JN, Jeff JM, Wise LA, Gallagher CS, Wellons M, Hartmann KE, Jones SF, Torstenson ES, Dickinson S, Ruiz-Narváez EA, Rohland N, Allen A, Reich D, Tandon A, Pasaniuc B, Mancuso N, Im HK, Hinds DA, Palmer JR, Rosenberg L, Denny JC, Roden DM, Stewart EA, Morton CC, Kenny EE, Edwards TL, Velez Edwards DR. A multi-stage genome-wide association study of uterine fibroids in African Americans. Hum Genet. 2017 Oct; 136(10):1363-1373.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28836065.
  10. Bacon KL, Stuver SO, Cozier YC, Palmer JR, Rosenberg L, Ruiz-Narváez EA. Perceived racism and incident diabetes in the Black Women''s Health Study. Diabetologia. 2017 Nov; 60(11):2221-2225.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28812096.
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Bar chart showing 323 publications over 32 distinct years, with a maximum of 33 publications in 2016

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