Jessica L. Petrick, PhD, MPH
Center Faculty Member
Boston University School of Medicine
Slone Epidemiology Center

PhD, University of North Carolina
MPH, Case Western Reserve University

Dr. Jessica Petrick’s research program focuses on the epidemiology of gastrointestinal cancers, including colorectal, liver, and esophageal. Dr. Petrick became a co-Investigator with the Black Women’s Health Study (BWHS) in 2019, but she has been collaborating with BWHS since she began her post-doctoral fellowship at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in 2014. BWHS is a member of the NCI Cancer Cohort Consortium and participated in the Liver Cancer Pooling Project, within which Dr. Petrick led numerous studies. The emphasis of her current research portfolio is on nutritional and molecular factors, including the metabolome and microbiome, which may contribute to racial disparities along the cancer continuum—from precursor lesions to invasive cancer through mortality.

Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Hematology & Medical Oncology

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  1. Barber LE, Bertrand KA, Petrick JL, Gerlovin H, White LF, Adams-Campbell LL, Rosenberg L, Roy HK, Palmer JR. Predicted vitamin D status and colorectal cancer incidence in the Black Women's Health Study. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2021 Oct 07.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34620630
  2. Petrick JL, Barber LE, Warren Andersen S, Florio AA, Palmer JR, Rosenberg L. Racial Disparities and Sex Differences in Early- and Late-Onset Colorectal Cancer Incidence, 2001-2018. Front Oncol. 2021; 11:734998.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34568072
  3. Koshiol J, Argirion I, Liu Z, Kim Lam T, O'Brien TR, Yu K, McGlynn KA, Petrick JL, Pinto L, Chen CJ, Hildesheim A, Pfeiffer RM, Lee MH, Yang HI. Immunologic markers and risk of hepatocellular carcinoma in hepatitis B virus- and hepatitis C virus-infected individuals. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2021 09; 54(6):833-842. PMID: 34286851
  4. Petrick JL, Pfeiffer RM, Liao LM, Abnet CC, Wu X, Gammon MD, Vaughan TL, Cook MB. Circulating MicroRNAs in Relation to Esophageal Adenocarcinoma Diagnosis and Survival. Dig Dis Sci. 2021 Nov; 66(11):3831-3841. PMID: 33403483; PMCID: PMC8257775; DOI: 10.1007/s10620-020-06740-2;
  5. McGlynn KA, Petrick JL, El-Serag HB. Epidemiology of Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Hepatology. 2021 Jan; 73 Suppl 1:4-13. PMID: 32319693; PMCID: PMC7577946; DOI: 10.1002/hep.31288;
  6. Zamani SA, McClain KM, Graubard BI, Liao LM, Abnet CC, Cook MB, Petrick JL. Dietary Polyunsaturated Fat Intake in Relation to Head and Neck, Esophageal, and Gastric Cancer Incidence in the National Institutes of Health-AARP Diet and Health Study. Am J Epidemiol. 2020 10 01; 189(10):1096-1113. PMID: 32141493; PMCID: PMC7666417; DOI: 10.1093/aje/kwaa024;
  7. Brar G, Greten TF, Graubard BI, McNeel TS, Petrick JL, McGlynn KA, Altekruse SF. Hepatocellular Carcinoma Survival by Etiology: A SEER-Medicare Database Analysis. Hepatol Commun. 2020 Oct; 4(10):1541-1551. PMID: 33024922; PMCID: PMC7527688; DOI: 10.1002/hep4.1564;
  8. Jackson SS, Florio AA, McGlynn KA, Petrick JL. Challenges in elucidating cholangiocarcinoma etiology. Hepatobiliary Surg Nutr. 2020 Aug; 9(4):537-539. PMID: 32832513; PMCID: PMC7423558; DOI: 10.21037/hbsn.2020.02.03;
  9. Alvarez CS, Graubard BI, Thistle JE, Petrick JL, McGlynn KA. Attributable Fractions of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease for Mortality in the United States: Results From the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey With 27 Years of Follow-up. Hepatology. 2020 08; 72(2):430-440. PMID: 31733165; PMCID: PMC7496113; DOI: 10.1002/hep.31040;
  10. Petrick JL, Florio AA, Zhang X, Zeleniuch-Jacquotte A, Wactawski-Wende J, Van Den Eeden SK, Stanczyk FZ, Simon TG, Sinha R, Sesso HD, Schairer C, Rosenberg L, Rohan TE, Purdue MP, Palmer JR, Linet MS, Liao LM, Lee IM, Koshiol J, Kitahara CM, Kirsh VA, Hofmann JN, Guillemette C, Graubard BI, Giovannucci E, Gaziano JM, Gapster SM, Freedman ND, Engel LS, Chong DQ, Chen Y, Chan AT, Caron P, Buring JE, Bradwin G, Beane Freeman LE, Campbell PT, McGlynn KA. Associations Between Prediagnostic Concentrations of Circulating Sex Steroid Hormones and Liver Cancer Among Postmenopausal Women. Hepatology. 2020 08; 72(2):535-547.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31808181; PMCID: PMC7391790; DOI: 10.1002/hep.31057;
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Colorectal Cancer
Liver Cancer
Esophageal Cancer
Nutrition Status

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