Kimberly Bertrand, ScD
Associate 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.

Member
Boston University
BU-BMC Cancer Center


Epidemiologist
Boston University School of Medicine
Slone Epidemiology Center


Member
Boston University
Genome Science Institute




A prediction model to simultaneously estimate personal risk of breast cancer and death from other causes in women aged 55 and older
08/01/2020 - 04/30/2024 (Subcontract PI)
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Inc NIH NCI
1R01CA242747-01A1

Mammographic density and breast cancer risk in African American women
06/16/2017 - 05/31/2022 (PI)
NIH/National Cancer Institute
5R01CA214542-04

RiRisk factors for molecular subtypes of NHL - a prospective evaluation
08/01/2016 - 07/31/2021 (Subcontract PI)
City of Hope NIH NCI
5R01CA202712-05



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  1. Bertrand KA, O'Brien KM, Wright LB, Palmer JR, Blot WJ, Eliassen AH, Rosenberg L, Sandin S, Tobias D, Weiderpass E, Zheng W, Swerdlow AJ, Schoemaker MJ, Nichols HB, Sandler DP. Gestational diabetes and risk of breast cancer before age 55 years. Int J Epidemiol. 2021 Aug 29.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34458915
     
  2. Kantor O, Wang ML, Bertrand K, Pierce L, Freedman RA, Chavez-MacGregor M, King TA, Mittendorf EA. ASO Visual Abstract: Racial and Socioeconomic Disparities in Breast Cancer Outcomes within the AJCC Pathologic Prognostic Staging System. Ann Surg Oncol. 2021 Aug 08.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34368929
     
  3. Kantor O, Wang ML, Bertrand K, Pierce L, Freedman RA, Chavez-MacGregor M, King TA, Mittendorf EA. Racial and Socioeconomic Disparities in Breast Cancer Outcomes within the AJCC Pathologic Prognostic Staging System. Ann Surg Oncol. 2021 Jul 30.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34331158
     
  4. Boddicker NJ, Hu C, Weitzel JN, Kraft P, Nathanson KL, Goldgar DE, Na J, Huang H, Gnanaolivu RD, Larson N, Yussuf A, Yao S, Vachon CM, Trentham-Dietz A, Teras L, Taylor JA, Scott CE, Sandler DP, Pesaran T, Patel AV, Palmer JR, Ong IM, Olson JE, O'Brien K, Neuhausen S, Martinez E, Ma H, Lindstrom S, Le Marchand L, Kooperberg C, Karam R, Hunter DJ, Hodge JM, Haiman C, Gaudet MM, Gao C, LaDuca H, Lacey JV, Dolinsky JS, Chao E, Carter BD, Burnside ES, Bertrand KA, Bernstein L, Auer PW, Ambrosone C, Yadav S, Hart SN, Polley EC, Domchek SM, Couch FJ. Risk of Late-Onset Breast Cancer in Genetically Predisposed Women. J Clin Oncol. 2021 Jul 22; JCO2100531.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34292776
     
  5. Strohsnitter WC, Hyer M, Bertrand KA, Cheville AL, Palmer JR, Hatch EE, Aagaard KM, Titus L, Romero IL, Huo D, Hoover RN, Troisi R. Prenatal Diethylstilbestrol Exposure and Cancer Risk in Males. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2021 Jul 16.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34272263
     
  6. Coogan PF, Rosenberg L, Palmer JR, Cozier YC, Lenzy YM, Bertrand KA. Hair product use and breast cancer incidence in the Black Women's Health Study. Carcinogenesis. 2021 Jul 16; 42(7):924-930.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34013957
     
  7. Warner ET, Rice MS, Zeleznik OA, Fowler EE, Murthy D, Vachon CM, Bertrand KA, Rosner BA, Heine J, Tamimi RM. Automated percent mammographic density, mammographic texture variation, and risk of breast cancer: a nested case-control study. NPJ Breast Cancer. 2021 May 31; 7(1):68. PMID: 34059687; PMCID: PMC8166859; DOI: 10.1038/s41523-021-00272-2;
     
  8. Hu C, Hart SN, Gnanaolivu R, Huang H, Lee KY, Na J, Gao C, Lilyquist J, Yadav S, Boddicker NJ, Samara R, Klebba J, Ambrosone CB, Anton-Culver H, Auer P, Bandera EV, Bernstein L, Bertrand KA, Burnside ES, Carter BD, Eliassen H, Gapstur SM, Gaudet M, Haiman C, Hodge JM, Hunter DJ, Jacobs EJ, John EM, Kooperberg C, Kurian AW, Le Marchand L, Lindstroem S, Lindstrom T, Ma H, Neuhausen S, Newcomb PA, O'Brien KM, Olson JE, Ong IM, Pal T, Palmer JR, Patel AV, Reid S, Rosenberg L, Sandler DP, Scott C, Tamimi R, Taylor JA, Trentham-Dietz A, Vachon CM, Weinberg C, Yao S, Ziogas A, Weitzel JN, Goldgar DE, Domchek SM, Nathanson KL, Kraft P, Polley EC, Couch FJ. A Population-Based Study of Genes Previously Implicated in Breast Cancer. N Engl J Med. 2021 02 04; 384(5):440-451.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33471974; PMCID: PMC8127622; DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa2005936;
     
  9. Kleinstern G, Scott CG, Tamimi RM, Jensen MR, Pankratz VS, Bertrand KA, Norman AD, Visscher DW, Couch FJ, Brandt K, Shepherd J, Wu FF, Chen YY, Cummings SR, Winham S, Kerlikowske K, Vachon CM. Association of mammographic density measures and breast cancer "intrinsic" molecular subtypes. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2021 May; 187(1):215-224. PMID: 33392844; PMCID: PMC8216504; DOI: 10.1007/s10549-020-06049-8;
     
  10. White AJ, Gregoire AM, Niehoff NM, Bertrand KA, Palmer JR, Coogan PF, Bethea TN. Air pollution and breast cancer risk in the Black Women's Health Study. Environ Res. 2021 03; 194:110651.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33387538; PMCID: PMC7946730; DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2020.110651;
     
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Epidemiology
Breast Cancer
Health Disparities
Multiple Myeloma

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