Traci N. Bethea, PhD, MPA
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Medicine
Preventive Medicine & Epidemiology Section

PhD, Boston University School of Public Health
MPA, Columbia University



Dr. Traci N. Bethea is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at BU School of Medicine and an Epidemiologist at the Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University. She received her B.A. from Duke University, M.P.A. from Columbia University, and Ph.D. in environmental health from Boston University School of Public Health. Trained in both environmental science and environmental epidemiology, Dr. Bethea has extensive experience analyzing and interpreting data related to environmental exposures and human health. Her work has investigated health impacts related to the siting of correctional facilities, healthy housing in housing developments, particulate matter exposure in public transit systems, urban/rural status and self-rated health, and individual- and community-level factors in relation to head and neck cancer. Her postdoctoral research has focused on cancer epidemiology and cancer health disparities affecting African Americans. In particular, Dr. Bethea has used pooled data from consortial projects to examine risk factors for breast cancer subtypes among African American women and to assess the relation of body mass index to risk of pancreatic cancer mortality among African Americans. Current work continues research on breast cancer subtypes in African American women and also examines risk factors for ovarian cancer and for sleep disturbances. New research directions involve the study of environmental and social factors as predictors of health disparities in cancer incidence and survivorship and aims to “bridge the gap” between the biologic, individual, and macroenvironmental levels.

Epidemiologist
Boston University School of Medicine
Slone Epidemiology Center



2017 NIH/NHLBI PRIDE Annual Meeting: First Place Poster Award based on highest reviewer scores on overall impact or criterion strength
2017-2019 BU CTSI (NIH/NCATS): KL2 Scholar Awardee
2016-2017 NIH/NHLBI: PRIDE Scholar (Behavioral and Sleep Medicine)
2016-2018 NIH/NIMHD: Extramural Health Disparities Research Loan Repayment Program Award
2014 American Society of Preventive Oncology Annual Meeting: Calle/Rodriguez Minority Travel Award for a Top-Ranked Abstract
2014 Aetna Foundation: Travel Scholarship to NIH mHealth Winter Training Institute
2013 National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/National Cancer Institute: Workshop on Pancreatitis-Diabetes-Pancreatic Cancer Travel Award
2012 American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting: Minority Scholar in Cancer Research Award
2005-2006 School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University: MPA Environmental Science and Policy Scholarship


An assessment of whether aspirin and/or vitamin D improves breast cancer outcomes in Black women and the modifying effect of genetic variants
08/01/2017 - 07/31/2018 (PI)
NIH/National Cancer Institute
1K01CA212056-01A1

IndexUS: The Black Women's Health Index
03/01/2015 - 06/30/2015 (PI)
Black Women's Health Imperative




Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
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  1. Coogan PF, White LF, Yu J, Brook RD, Burnett RT, Marshall JD, Bethea TN, Rosenberg L, Jerrett M. Long-Term Exposure to NO2 and Ozone and Hypertension Incidence in the Black Women''s Health Study. Am J Hypertens. 2017 Apr 01; 30(4):367-372.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28096146; DOI: 10.1093/ajh/hpw168;.
  2. Bethea TN, Palmer JR, Adams-Campbell LL, Rosenberg L. A prospective study of reproductive factors and exogenous hormone use in relation to ovarian cancer risk among Black women. Cancer Causes Control. 2017 May; 28(5):385-391.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28025764; DOI: 10.1007/s10552-016-0840-4;.
  3. Charlot M, Castro-Webb N, Bethea TN, Bertrand K, Boggs DA, Denis GV, Adams-Campbell LL, Rosenberg L, Palmer JR. Diabetes and breast cancer mortality in Black women. Cancer Causes Control. 2017 Jan; 28(1):61-67.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27995352; DOI: 10.1007/s10552-016-0837-z;.
  4. Bertrand KA, Bethea TN, Adams-Campbell LL, Rosenberg L, Palmer JR. Differential Patterns of Risk Factors for Early-Onset Breast Cancer by ER Status in African American Women. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2017 Feb; 26(2):270-277.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27756774; DOI: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-16-0692;.
  5. Palmer JR, Gerlovin H, Bethea TN, Bertrand KA, Holick MF, Ruiz-Narvaez EN, Wise LA, Haddad SA, Adams-Campbell LL, Kaufman HW, Rosenberg L, Cozier YC. Predicted 25-hydroxyvitamin D in relation to incidence of breast cancer in a large cohort of African American women. Breast Cancer Res. 2016 Aug 12; 18(1):86.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27520657; PMCID: PMC4983060; DOI: 10.1186/s13058-016-0745-x;.
  6. Sonderman JS, Bethea TN, Kitahara CM, Patel AV, Harvey C, Knutsen SF, Park Y, Park SY, Fraser GE, Teras LR, Purdue MP, Stolzenberg-Solomon RZ, Gillanders EM, Palmer JR, Kolonel LN, Blot WJ. Multiple Myeloma Mortality in Relation to Obesity Among African Americans. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2016 Oct; 108(10).View Related Profiles. PMID: 27147231; DOI: 10.1093/jnci/djw120;.
  7. Bethea TN, Palmer JR, Rosenberg L, Cozier YC. Neighborhood Socioeconomic Status in Relation to All-Cause, Cancer, and Cardiovascular Mortality in the Black Women''s Health Study. Ethn Dis. 2016 Apr 21; 26(2):157-64.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27103765; PMCID: PMC4836895; DOI: 10.18865/ed.26.2.157;.
  8. Park SY, Palmer JR, Rosenberg L, Haiman CA, Bandera EV, Bethea TN, Troester MA, Viscidi E, Kolonel LN, Olshan AF, Ambrosone CB. A case-control analysis of smoking and breast cancer in African American women: findings from the AMBER Consortium. Carcinogenesis. 2016 06; 37(6):607-15.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27207658; PMCID: PMC4876991; DOI: 10.1093/carcin/bgw040;.
  9. Bethea TN, Rosenberg L, Castro-Webb N, Lunetta KL, Sucheston-Campbell LE, Ruiz-Narváez EA, Charlot M, Park SY, Bandera EV, Troester MA, Ambrosone CB, Palmer JR. Family History of Cancer in Relation to Breast Cancer Subtypes in African American Women. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2016 Feb; 25(2):366-73.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26721669; PMCID: PMC4767636; DOI: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-15-1068;.
  10. Allott EH, Cohen SM, Geradts J, Sun X, Khoury T, Bshara W, Zirpoli GR, Miller CR, Hwang H, Thorne LB, O'Connor S, Tse CK, Bell MB, Hu Z, Li Y, Kirk EL, Bethea TN, Perou CM, Palmer JR, Ambrosone CB, Olshan AF, Troester MA. Performance of Three-Biomarker Immunohistochemistry for Intrinsic Breast Cancer Subtyping in the AMBER Consortium. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2016 Mar; 25(3):470-8.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26711328; PMCID: PMC4779705; DOI: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-15-0874;.
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