Gary Zirpoli, PhD
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Slone Epidemiology Center

Dr. Zirpoli's research focuses on breast cancer risk and survival. He is particularly interested in the molecular epidemiology of breast cancer, risk prediction, and racial disparities in breast cancer outcomes. He is currently an epidemiologist with the Black Women's Health Study at Boston University.

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  1. Ochs-Balcom HM, Preus L, Du Z, Elston RC, Teerlink CC, Jia G, Guo X, Cai Q, Long J, Ping J, Li B, Stram DO, Shu XO, Sanderson M, Gao G, Ahearn T, Lunetta KL, Zirpoli G, Troester MA, Ruiz-Narváez EA, Haddad SA, Figueroa J, John EM, Bernstein L, Hu JJ, Ziegler RG, Nyante S, Bandera EV, Ingles SA, Mancuso N, Press MF, Deming SL, Rodriguez-Gil JL, Yao S, Ogundiran TO, Ojengbede O, Bolla MK, Dennis J, Dunning AM, Easton DF, Michailidou K, Pharoah PDP, Sandler DP, Taylor JA, Wang Q, O'Brien KM, Weinberg CR, Kitahara CM, Blot W, Nathanson KL, Hennis A, Nemesure B, Ambs S, Sucheston-Campbell LE, Bensen JT, Chanock SJ, Olshan AF, Ambrosone CB, Olopade OI, The Ghana Breast Health Study Team, Conti DV, Palmer J, García-Closas M, Huo D, Zheng W, Haiman C. Novel breast cancer susceptibility loci under linkage peaks identified in African ancestry consortia. Hum Mol Genet. 2024 Apr 08; 33(8):687-697.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38263910; PMCID: PMC11000665; DOI: 10.1093/hmg/ddae002;
  2. Ruiz-Narváez EA, Cozier Y, Zirpoli G, Rosenberg L, Palmer JR. Perceived Experiences of racism in Relation to Genome-Wide DNA Methylation and Epigenetic Aging in the Black Women's Health Study. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2024 Feb 07.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38324238
  3. Kataria Y, Niharika Pillalamarri B, Zirpoli G, Szalat R, Palmer JR, Bertrand KA. Body size and risk of multiple myeloma in the Black Women's Health Study. Br J Cancer. 2024 Mar; 130(5):830-835.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38212484; PMCID: PMC10912597; DOI: 10.1038/s41416-023-02571-w;
  4. Zirpoli GR, Pfeiffer RM, Bertrand KA, Huo D, Lunetta KL, Palmer JR. Addition of polygenic risk score to a risk calculator for prediction of breast cancer in US Black women. Breast Cancer Res. 2024 Jan 02; 26(1):2.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38167144; PMCID: PMC10763003; DOI: 10.1186/s13058-023-01748-8;
  5. Barnard ME, Wang X, Petrick JL, Zirpoli GR, Jones D, Johnson WE, Palmer JR. Psychosocial stressors and breast cancer gene expression in the Black Women's Health Study. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2024 Apr; 204(2):327-340.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38127176
  6. Zirpoli GR, Farhad K, Klein MC, Downs S, Klein MM, Oaklander AL. Initial validation of the Mass. General Neuropathy Exam Tool (MAGNET) for evaluation of distal small-fiber neuropathy. Muscle Nerve. 2024 Feb; 69(2):185-198. PMID: 38112169; PMCID: PMC10842781; DOI: 10.1002/mus.28013;
  7. Chen CS, Zirpoli G, Barlow WE, Budd GT, McKiver B, Pusztai L, Hortobagyi GN, Albain KS, Damaj MI, Godwin AK, Thompson A, Henry NL, Ambrosone CB, Stringer KA, Hertz DL. Vitamin D Insufficiency as a Risk Factor for Paclitaxel-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy in SWOG S0221. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2023 Nov; 21(11):1172-1180.e3. PMID: 37935109; PMCID: PMC10976748; DOI: 10.6004/jnccn.2023.7062;
  8. Ruiz Lopez JN, McNeil GE, Zirpoli G, Palmer JR, Kataria Y, Bertrand KA. Vitamin D and monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) among U.S. Black women. Cancer Causes Control. 2024 Feb; 35(2):277-279.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37707565; PMCID: PMC10872902; DOI: 10.1007/s10552-023-01798-5;
  9. Chen CS, Zirpoli G, Budd GT, Barlow WE, Pusztai L, Hortobagyi GN, Albain KS, Godwin AK, Thompson A, Henry NL, Ambrosone CB, Stringer KA, Hertz DL. Pre-treatment Amino Acids and Risk of Paclitaxel-induced Peripheral Neuropathy in SWOG S0221. Res Sq. 2023 Sep 01. PMID: 37693586; PMCID: PMC10491324; DOI: 10.21203/;
  10. Young KL, Olshan AF, Lunetta K, Graff M, Williams LA, Yao S, Zirpoli GR, Troester M, Palmer JR. Influence of alcohol consumption and alcohol metabolism variants on breast cancer risk among Black women: results from the AMBER consortium. Breast Cancer Res. 2023 Jun 12; 25(1):66.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37308906; PMCID: PMC10259046; DOI: 10.1186/s13058-023-01660-1;
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Breast Cancer
Health Disparities
Risk Prediction
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