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

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

Center Faculty Member
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Slone Epidemiology Center

Dietary Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids, Inflammatory Index, and Circulating Endocannabinoids/Oxylipins in Relation to Colorectal Carcinogenesis in Black Women
04/01/2022 - 03/31/2025 (PI)
Department of Defense/Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity

Understanding the Contribution of Colorectal Cancer Tumor Characteristics to Disparities in Colorectal Cancer Survival
07/15/2021 - 06/30/2023 (Subcontract PI)
University of Wisconsin, Madison NIH NCI


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  1. Petrick JL, Florio AA, Zen J, Wang Y, Gewirtz AT, Pfeiffer RM, Loftus S, Inglefield J, Koshiol J, Yang B, Yu K, Hildesheim A, Chen CJ, Yang HI, Lee MH, McGlynn KA. Biomarkers of gut barrier dysfunction and risk of hepatocellular carcinoma in the REVEAL-HBV and REVEAL-HCV cohort studies. Int J Cancer. 2023 Mar 06. PMID: 36878686
  2. Zhao L, Jin L, Petrick JL, Zeng H, Wang F, Tang L, Smith-Warner SA, Eliassen AH, Zhang FF, Campbell PT, Giovannucci E, Liao LM, McGlynn KA, Steck SE, Zhang X. Specific botanical groups of fruit and vegetable consumption and liver cancer and chronic liver disease mortality: a prospective cohort study. Am J Clin Nutr. 2023 Feb; 117(2):278-285. PMID: 36811575
  3. McClain KM, Sampson JN, Petrick JL, Mazzilli KM, Gerszten RE, Clish CB, Purdue MP, Lipworth L, Moore SC. Metabolomic Analysis of Renal Cell Carcinoma in the Prostate, Lung, Colorectal, and Ovarian Cancer Screening Trial. Metabolites. 2022 Nov 29; 12(12). PMID: 36557227; PMCID: PMC9785244; DOI: 10.3390/metabo12121189;
  4. Argirion I, Brown J, Jackson S, Pfeiffer RM, Lam TK, O'Brien TR, Yu KJ, McGlynn KA, Petrick JL, Pinto LA, Chen CJ, Hildesheim A, Yang HI, Lee MH, Koshiol J. Association between Immunologic Markers and Cirrhosis in Individuals from a Prospective Chronic Hepatitis C Cohort. Cancers (Basel). 2022 Oct 27; 14(21). PMID: 36358697; PMCID: PMC9657502; DOI: 10.3390/cancers14215280;
  5. Petrick JL, Barber LE, Rosenberg L. What Are the Factors Underlying Colorectal Cancer Health Disparities? Cancer Prev Res (Phila). 2022 Sep 01; 15(9):561-563. PMID: 36047055
  6. Yeoh BS, Saha P, Golonka RM, Zou J, Petrick JL, Abokor AA, Xiao X, Bovilla VR, Bretin ACA, Rivera-Esteban J, Parisi D, Florio AA, Weinstein SJ, Albanes D, Freeman GJ, Gohara AF, Ciudin A, Pericàs JM, Joe B, Schwabe RF, McGlynn KA, Gewirtz AT, Vijay-Kumar M. Enterohepatic Shunt-Driven Cholemia Predisposes to Liver Cancer. Gastroenterology. 2022 Dec; 163(6):1658-1671.e16. PMID: 35988658; PMCID: PMC9691575; DOI: 10.1053/j.gastro.2022.08.033;
  7. Yang W, Zeng X, Petrick JL, Danford CJ, Florio AA, Lu B, Nan H, Ma J, Wang L, Zeng H, Sudenga SL, Campbell PT, Giovannucci E, McGlynn KA, Zhang X. Body mass index trajectories, weight gain and risks of liver and biliary tract cancers. JNCI Cancer Spectr. 2022 Aug 12; 6(4). PMID: 35960613; PMCID: PMC9406603; DOI: 10.1093/jncics/pkac056;
  8. Campbell PT, Newton CC, Jacobs EJ, McCullough ML, Wang Y, Rees-Punia E, Guinter MA, Murphy N, Koshiol J, Dehal AN, Rohan T, Strickler H, Petrick J, Gunter M, Zhang X, McGlynn KA, Pollak M, Patel AV, Gapstur SM. Prospective associations of hemoglobin A1c and c-peptide with risk of diabetes-related cancers in the Cancer Prevention Study-II Nutrition Cohort. Cancer Res Commun. 2022 Jul; 2(7):653-662. PMID: 36712480; PMCID: PMC9881454; DOI: 10.1158/2767-9764.crc-22-0082;
  9. Rivera-Andrade A, Petrick JL, Alvarez CS, Graubard BI, Florio AA, Kroker-Lobos MF, Parisi D, Freedman ND, Lazo M, Guallar E, Groopman JD, Ramirez-Zea M, McGlynn KA. Letter: is it appropriate to use a fatty liver index >60 as an alternative criterion for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease? Authors' reply. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2022 Jul; 56(2):378-379. PMID: 35748850
  10. Rivera-Andrade A, Petrick JL, Alvarez CS, Graubard BI, Florio AA, Kroker-Lobos MF, Parisi D, Freedman ND, Lazo M, Guallar E, Groopman JD, Ramirez-Zea M, McGlynn KA. Editorial: higher levels of certain serum bile acids in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease-new insights from Guatemala.Authors' reply. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2022 Jul; 56(2):361-362. PMID: 35748846
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Colorectal Cancer
Liver Cancer
Esophageal Cancer
Nutrition Status

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