Jessica L. Petrick, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Medicine
Hematology & Medical Oncology

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.

Boston University
BU-BMC Cancer Center

Boston University
Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research

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  1. 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 Aug; 72(2):430-440. PMID: 31733165
  2. 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 Aug; 72(2):535-547.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31808181
  3. Jackson SS, Florio AA, McGlynn KA, Petrick JL. Challenges in elucidating cholangiocarcinoma etiology. Hepatobiliary Surg Nutr. 2020 Aug; 9(4):537-539. PMID: 32832513
  4. Petrick JL, Castro-Webb N, Gerlovin H, Bethea TN, Li S, Ruiz-Narváez EA, Rosenberg L, Palmer JR. A Prospective Analysis of Intake of Red and Processed Meat in Relation to Pancreatic Cancer among African American Women. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2020 Sep; 29(9):1775-1783.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32611583
  5. Petrick JL, Florio AA, Koshiol J, Pfeiffer RM, Yang B, Yu K, Chen CJ, Yang HI, Lee MH, McGlynn KA. Prediagnostic concentrations of circulating bile acids and hepatocellular carcinoma risk: REVEAL-HBV and HCV studies. Int J Cancer. 2020 May 13. PMID: 32406072
  6. Jackson SS, Adami HO, Andreotti G, Beane-Freeman LE, de González AB, Buring JE, Fraser GE, Freedman ND, Gapstur SM, Gierach G, Giles GG, Grodstein F, Hartge P, Jenab M, Kirsh V, Knutsen SF, Lan Q, Larsson SC, Lee IM, Lee MH, Liao LM, Milne RL, Monroe KR, Neuhouser ML, O'Brien KM, Petrick JL, Purdue MP, Rohan TE, Sandin S, Sandler DP, Sawada N, Shadyab AH, Simon TG, Sinha R, Stolzenberg-Solomon R, Tsugane S, Weiderpass E, Wolk A, Yang HI, Zheng W, McGlynn KA, Campbell PT, Koshiol J. Associations between reproductive factors and biliary tract cancers in women from the Biliary Tract Cancers Pooling Project. J Hepatol. 2020 Oct; 73(4):863-872.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32437829
  7. Petrick JL, McMenamin ÚC, Zhang X, Zeleniuch-Jacquotte A, Wactawski-Wende J, Simon TG, Sinha R, Sesso HD, Schairer C, Rosenberg L, Rohan TE, Robien K, Purdue MP, Poynter JN, Palmer JR, Lu Y, Linet MS, Liao LM, Lee IM, Koshiol J, Kitahara CM, Kirsh VA, Hofmann JN, Graubard BI, Giovannucci E, Gaziano JM, Gapstur SM, Freedman ND, Florio AA, Chong DQ, Chen Y, Chan AT, Buring JE, Freeman LEB, Bea JW, Cardwell CR, Campbell PT, McGlynn KA. Exogenous hormone use, reproductive factors and risk of intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma among women: results from cohort studies in the Liver Cancer Pooling Project and the UK Biobank. Br J Cancer. 2020 Jul; 123(2):316-324.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32376888
  8. Antwi SO, Petrick JL, Campbell PT, Norez DA, Stevens VL, Liao LM, Roberts LR, Patel T, McGlynn KA. One-carbon metabolism-related micronutrients intake and risk for hepatocellular carcinoma: A prospective cohort study. Int J Cancer. 2020 Oct 15; 147(8):2075-2090. PMID: 32285447
  9. McGlynn KA, Petrick JL, El-Serag HB. Epidemiology of Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Hepatology. 2020 Apr 22. PMID: 32319693
  10. Petrick JL, Florio AA, Loomba R, McGlynn KA. Have incidence rates of liver cancer peaked in the United States? Cancer. 2020 Jul 01; 126(13):3151-3155. PMID: 32294255
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Colorectal Cancer
Liver Cancer
Esophageal Cancer
Nutrition Status

I am available to mentor undergraduates through post-doctoral fellows, and I have previously mentored undergraduates through pre-doctoral fellows on projects that have resulted in peer-reviewed publications.

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