Lynn A. Rosenberg, PhD
Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Epidemiology

ScD, Harvard University
MS, Harvard University
MS, Boston University



Dr. Rosenberg’s research has been in the areas of cancer epidemiology, cardiovascular epidemiology, and drug epidemiology, with an emphasis on women’s health, particularly that of African American women. She has carried out multiple studies of risk factors for cancers, including cancer of the breast, cervix, and colon, and for myocardial infarction. Particular interests have been the health effects of oral and injectable contraceptives and of noncontraceptive estrogens. Several important hypotheses have been raised by her studies: that alcohol consumption increases the incidence of breast cancer and that use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs decreases the incidence of large bowel cancer. Both hypotheses were subsequently confirmed in numerous studies. She is PI of the Black Women’s Health Study, the largest follow-up study of the health of African-American women yet conducted. The study has followed 59,000 black women from across the U.S. since 1995. The study has published 100 manuscripts on genetic and nongenetic risk factors for breast cancer, hypertension, diabetes, systemic lupus erythematosus, uterine fibroids, sarcoidosis, preterm birth, obesity, and mortality.  

Center Faculty Member
Boston University School of Public Health
Slone Epidemiology Center




Oral Microbiome and Lung Cancer Risk
07/01/2016 - 06/30/2018 (PI)
Vanderbilt University Medical Center NIH NCI
1R01CA207466-01

MD-PBHS Exploring factors related to racial disparities in ovarian cancer incidence and survival: the OCWAA consortium
04/01/2017 - 03/31/2018 (PI)
Rector & Visitors of the University of V NIH NCI
1R01CA207260-01A1

A Follow-up Study for Causes of Illness in Black Women
09/01/2016 - 08/31/2017 (PI)
NIH/National Cancer Institute
4UM1CA164974-05

Sociodemographic disparities in SLE Incidence: Behavioral and Psychosocial Factors
09/21/2015 - 08/31/2017 (PI)
The Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc. NIH NIAMS
5R01AR057237-07

Environmental SLE Risk Factors in Prospective Cohorts
07/01/2016 - 06/30/2017 (PI)
The Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc. Rheumatology Res Fdn

A Follow-up Study for Causes of Cancer in Black Women
09/21/2012 - 08/31/2016 (PI)
NIH/National Cancer Institute
5UM1CA164974-04

A Follow-up Study for Causes of Illness in Black Women
07/01/2009 - 05/31/2015 (PI)
NIH/National Cancer Institute
5R01CA058420-20

EVALUATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF BREAST CANCER RISK PREDICTION MODELS A MONG AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMEN
08/25/2011 - 05/19/2014 (PI)
Susan G. Komen for the Cure

Psychosocial and Socioeconomic Risk Factors for Breast Cancer Incidence and Stage at Diagnosis Among U.S. Black Women
08/16/2007 - 08/15/2009 (PI)
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

Case-Control Surveillance of Serious Illnesses and Drugs
04/01/1998 - 03/31/2009 (PI)
NIH/National Cancer Institute
5 R01 CA45762 18

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Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2017 Exploring factors related to racial disparities in ovarian cancer incidence and survival: the OCWAA consortium 1R01CA207260-01A1
2016 Oral Microbiome and Lung Cancer Risk 1R01CA207466-01
2016 A Follow-up Study for Causes of Cancer in Black Women 4UM1CA164974-05 44
2015 A Follow-up Study for Causes of Cancer in Black Women 5UM1CA164974-04 44
2015 Body Size, Physical Activity and Breast Cancer Subtypes 5P01CA151135-05-5839 33
2014 A Follow-up Study for Causes of Cancer in Black Women 5UM1CA164974-03 44
2014 Body Size, Physical Activity and Breast Cancer Subtypes 5P01CA151135-04-5839 33
2013 A Follow-up Study for Causes of Cancer in Black Women 5UM1CA164974-02 44
2013 A Follow-up Study for Causes of Illness in Black Women 5R01CA058420-20 150
2013 Body Size, Physical Activity and Breast Cancer Subtypes 5P01CA151135-03-5839 33
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  1. Sponholtz TR, Palmer JR, Rosenberg L, Hatch EE, Adams-Campbell LL, Wise LA. Reproductive factors and incidence of endometrial cancer in U.S. black women. Cancer Causes Control. 2017 Jun; 28(6):579-588.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28361447; DOI: 10.1007/s10552-017-0880-4;.
  2. Heaton B, Gordon NB, Garcia RI, Rosenberg L, Rich S, Fox MP, Cozier YC. A Clinical Validation of Self-Reported Periodontitis Among Participants in the Black Women''s Health Study. J Periodontol. 2017 Jun; 88(6):582-592.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28088874; DOI: 10.1902/jop.2017.160678;.
  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. Wise LA, Palmer JR, Rosenberg L, Haddad SA, Ruiz-Narváez EA. FASN, dietary fat intake, and risk of uterine leiomyomata in the Black Women''s Health Study. Fertil Steril. 2016 Oct; 106(5):1136-1141.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27375065; DOI: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2016.06.019;.
  5. White LF, Jerrett M, Yu J, Marshall JD, Rosenberg L, Coogan PF. Ambient Air Pollution and 16-Year Weight Change in African-American Women. Am J Prev Med. 2016 Oct; 51(4):e99-e105.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27085690; DOI: 10.1016/j.amepre.2016.03.007;.
  6. Coogan PF, White LF, Yu J, Burnett RT, Seto E, Brook RD, Palmer JR, Rosenberg L, Jerrett M. PM2.5 and Diabetes and Hypertension Incidence in the Black Women''s Health Study. Epidemiology. 2016 Mar; 27(2):202-10.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26595125; DOI: 10.1097/EDE.0000000000000418;.
  7. Rosenberg L, Bethea TN, Viscidi E, Hong CC, Troester MA, Bandera EV, Haiman CA, Kolonel LN, Olshan AF, Ambrosone CB, Palmer JR. Postmenopausal Female Hormone Use and Estrogen Receptor-Positive and -Negative Breast Cancer in African American Women. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2016 Apr; 108(4).View Related Profiles. PMID: 26613937; PMCID: PMC4857155; DOI: 10.1093/jnci/djv361;.
  8. Vimalananda VG, Palmer JR, Gerlovin H, Wise LA, Rosenzweig JL, Rosenberg L, Ruiz Narváez EA. Night-shift work and incident diabetes among African-American women. Diabetologia. 2015 Apr; 58(4):699-706.View Related Profiles. PMID: 25586362; PMCID: PMC4461435; DOI: 10.1007/s00125-014-3480-9;.
  9. Palmer JR, Viscidi E, Troester MA, Hong CC, Schedin P, Bethea TN, Bandera EV, Borges V, McKinnon C, Haiman CA, Lunetta K, Kolonel LN, Rosenberg L, Olshan AF, Ambrosone CB. Parity, lactation, and breast cancer subtypes in African American women: results from the AMBER Consortium. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2014 Oct; 106(10).View Related Profiles. PMID: 25224496; DOI: 10.1093/jnci/dju237;.
  10. Ruiz-Narváez EA, Palmer JR, Gerlovin H, Wise LA, Vimalananda VG, Rosenzweig JL, Rosenberg L. Birth weight and risk of type 2 diabetes in the black women''s health study: does adult BMI play a mediating role? Diabetes Care. 2014 Sep; 37(9):2572-8.View Related Profiles. PMID: 25147255; PMCID: PMC4140161; DOI: 10.2337/dc14-0731;.
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Bar chart showing 126 publications over 30 distinct years, with a maximum of 12 publications in 2011

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