Dr. Bertrand’s research focuses primarily on the epidemiology of breast cancer, with an emphasis on understanding racial disparities in incidence and outcomes. She is currently a co-Investigator with the Black Women’s Health Study (BWHS), a prospective cohort study of over 59,000 African American women begun in 1995. Dr. Bertrand is also Principal Investigator of a BWHS study to evaluate risk factors for high mammographic density, a strong independent predictor of breast cancer, and the role mammographic density and other risk factors may play in tumor aggressiveness. Other areas of research interest include risk factors for non-Hodgkin lymphoma and multiple myeloma.
BU-BMC Cancer Center
Boston University School of Medicine
Slone Epidemiology Center
Genome Science Institute
RiRisk factors for molecular subtypes of NHL - a prospective evaluation
08/01/2016 - 07/31/2021 (Subcontract PI)City of Hope NIH NCI5R01CA202712-04
Mammographic density and breast cancer risk in African American women
06/16/2017 - 05/31/2021 (PI)NIH/National Cancer Institute5R01CA214542-03
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Lombardi FL, Jafari N, Bertrand KA, Oshry LJ, Cassidy MR, Ko NY, Denis GV. Novel semi-automated algorithm for high-throughput quantification of adipocyte size in breast adipose tissue, with applications for breast cancer microenvironment. Adipocyte. 2020 Dec; 9(1):313-325.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32633194
Bertrand KA, Bethea TN, Gerlovin H, Coogan PF, Barber L, Rosenberg L, Palmer JR. Aspirin use and risk of breast cancer in African American women. Breast Cancer Res. 2020 Sep 04; 22(1):96.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32887656
Palmer JR, Polley EC, Hu C, John EM, Haiman C, Hart SN, Gaudet M, Pal T, Anton-Culver H, Trentham-Dietz A, Bernstein L, Ambrosone CB, Bandera EV, Bertrand KA, Bethea TN, Gao C, Gnanaolivu RD, Huang H, Lee KY, LeMarchand L, Na J, Sandler DP, Shah PD, Yadav S, Yang W, Weitzel JN, Domchek SM, Goldgar DE, Nathanson KL, Kraft P, Couch FJ. Contribution of Germline Predisposition Gene Mutations to Breast Cancer Risk in African American Women. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2020 May 19.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32427313
Bertrand KA, Castro-Webb N, Cozier YC, Li S, O'Brien KM, Rosenberg L, Palmer JR. Gestational Diabetes and Risk of Breast Cancer in African American Women. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2020 Jul; 29(7):1509-1511.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32317301
VoPham T, Bertrand KA, Jones RR, Deziel NC, DuPré NC, James P, Liu Y, Vieira VM, Tamimi RM, Hart JE, Ward MH, Laden F. Dioxin exposure and breast cancer risk in a prospective cohort study. Environ Res. 2020 Jul; 186:109516. PMID: 32305677
Schoemaker MJ, Nichols HB, Wright LB, Brook MN, Jones ME, O'Brien KM, Adami HO, Baglietto L, Bernstein L, Bertrand KA, Boutron-Ruault MC, Chen Y, Connor AE, Dossus L, Eliassen AH, Giles GG, Gram IT, Hankinson SE, Kaaks R, Key TJ, Kirsh VA, Kitahara CM, Larsson SC, Linet M, Ma H, Milne RL, Ozasa K, Palmer JR, Riboli E, Rohan TE, Sacerdote C, Sadakane A, Sund M, Tamimi RM, Trichopoulou A, Ursin G, Visvanathan K, Weiderpass E, Willett WC, Wolk A, Zeleniuch-Jacquotte A, Sandler DP, Swerdlow AJ. Adult weight change and premenopausal breast cancer risk: A prospective pooled analysis of data from 628,463 women. Int J Cancer. 2020 Sep 01; 147(5):1306-1314.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32012248
Webb PM, Na R, Weiderpass E, Adami HO, Anderson KE, Bertrand KA, Botteri E, Brasky TM, Brinton LA, Chen C, Doherty JA, Lu L, McCann SE, Moysich KB, Olson S, Petruzella S, Palmer JR, Prizment AE, Schairer C, Setiawan VW, Spurdle AB, Trabert B, Wentzensen N, Wilkens L, Yang HP, Yu H, Risch HA, Jordan SJ. Use of aspirin, other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and acetaminophen and risk of endometrial cancer: the Epidemiology of Endometrial Cancer Consortium. Ann Oncol. 2019 Feb; 30(2):310-316.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31987430
Oh H, Rice MS, Warner ET, Bertrand KA, Fowler EE, Eliassen AH, Rosner BA, Heine JJ, Tamimi RM. Early-Life and Adult Anthropometrics in Relation to Mammographic Image Intensity Variation in the Nurses' Health Studies. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2020 02; 29(2):343-351. PMID: 31826913
Bertrand KA, Bethea TN, Rosenberg L, Bandera EV, Khoury T, Troester MA, Ambrosone CB, Palmer JR. Risk factors for estrogen receptor positive ductal carcinoma in situ of the breast in African American women. Breast. 2020 Feb; 49:108-114.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31786415
Lucht SA, Eliassen AH, Bertrand KA, Ahern TP, Borgquist S, Rosner B, Hankinson SE, Tamimi RM. Circulating lipids, mammographic density, and risk of breast cancer in the Nurses' Health Study and Nurses' Health Study II. Cancer Causes Control. 2019 Sep; 30(9):943-953. PMID: 31264139
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