Kimberly Bertrand, ScD
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Medicine
Preventive Medicine & Epidemiology

ScD, Harvard School of Public Health
MPH, Boston University School of Public Health



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.

Epidemiologist
Boston University School of Medicine
Slone Epidemiology Center




RiRisk factors for molecular subtypes of NHL - a prospective evaluation
08/01/2016 - 07/31/2021 (PI)
City of Hope NIH NCI
5R01CA202712-02

Mammographic density and breast cancer risk in African American women
06/16/2017 - 05/31/2021 (PI)
NIH/National Cancer Institute
5R01CA214542-02




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  1. Schoemaker MJ, Nichols HB, Wright LB, Brook MN, Jones ME, O'Brien KM, Adami HO, Baglietto L, Bernstein L, Bertrand KA, Boutron-Ruault MC, Braaten T, Chen Y, Connor AE, Dorronsoro M, Dossus L, Eliassen AH, Giles GG, Hankinson SE, Kaaks R, Key TJ, Kirsh VA, Kitahara CM, Koh WP, Larsson SC, Linet MS, Ma H, Masala G, Merritt MA, Milne RL, Overvad K, Ozasa K, Palmer JR, Peeters PH, Riboli E, Rohan TE, Sadakane A, Sund M, Tamimi RM, Trichopoulou A, Ursin G, Vatten L, Visvanathan K, Weiderpass E, Willett WC, Wolk A, Yuan JM, Zeleniuch-Jacquotte A, Sandler DP, Swerdlow AJ. Association of Body Mass Index and Age With Subsequent Breast Cancer Risk in Premenopausal Women. JAMA Oncol. 2018 Jun 21; e181771.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29931120.
     
  2. Epstein MM, Rosner B, Breen EC, Batista JL, Giovannucci EL, Magpantay L, Aster JC, Rodig SJ, Bertrand KA, Laden F, Martínez-Maza O, Birmann BM. Pre-diagnosis plasma immune markers and risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in two prospective cohort studies. Haematologica. 2018 Jun 21. PMID: 29930163.
     
  3. Samraj AN, Bertrand KA, Luben R, Khedri Z, Yu H, Nguyen D, Gregg CJ, Diaz SL, Sawyer S, Chen X, Eliassen H, Padler-Karavani V, Wu K, Khaw KT, Willett W, Varki A. Polyclonal human antibodies against glycans bearing red meat-derived non-human sialic acid N-glycolylneuraminic acid are stable, reproducible, complex and vary between individuals: Total antibody levels are associated with colorectal cancer risk. PLoS One. 2018; 13(6):e0197464. PMID: 29912879.
     
  4. Chiu YH, Bertrand KA, Zhang S, Laden F, Epstein MM, Rosner BA, Chiuve S, Campos H, Giovannucci EL, Chavarro JE, Birmann BM. A prospective analysis of circulating saturated and monounsaturated fatty acids and risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Int J Cancer. 2018 May 14. PMID: 29756258.
     
  5. Denis GV, Sebastiani P, Bertrand KA, Strissel KJ, Tran AH, Slama J, Medina ND, Andrieu G, Palmer JR. Inflammatory signatures distinguish metabolic health in African American women with obesity. PLoS One. 2018; 13(5):e0196755.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29738558.
     
  6. Strohsnitter WC, Bertrand KA, Troisi R, Scott CG, Cheville AL, Hoover RN, Palmer JR, Vachon CM. Prenatal diethylstilbestrol exposure and mammographic density. Int J Cancer. 2018 Sep 15; 143(6):1374-1378.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29658110.
     
  7. VoPham T, Bertrand KA, Tamimi RM, Laden F, Hart JE. Ambient PM2.5 air pollution exposure and hepatocellular carcinoma incidence in the United States. Cancer Causes Control. 2018 Jun; 29(6):563-572. PMID: 29696510.
     
  8. VoPham T, Weaver MD, Vetter C, Hart JE, Tamimi RM, Laden F, Bertrand KA. Circadian Misalignment and Hepatocellular Carcinoma Incidence in the United States. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2018 Jul; 27(7):719-727. PMID: 29636342.
     
  9. Hart JE, Bertrand KA, DuPre N, James P, Vieira VM, VoPham T, Mittleman MR, Tamimi RM, Laden F. Exposure to hazardous air pollutants and risk of incident breast cancer in the nurses' health study II. Environ Health. 2018 03 27; 17(1):28.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29587753.
     
  10. Rice MS, Tamimi RM, Bertrand KA, Scott CG, Jensen MR, Norman AD, Visscher DW, Chen YY, Brandt KR, Couch FJ, Shepherd JA, Fan B, Wu FF, Ma L, Collins LC, Cummings SR, Kerlikowske K, Vachon CM. Does mammographic density mediate risk factor associations with breast cancer? An analysis by tumor characteristics. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2018 Jul; 170(1):129-141. PMID: 29502324.
     
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Epidemiology
Breast Cancer
Health Disparities
Multiple Myeloma

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