Lynn A. Rosenberg, PhD
Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Epidemiology

ScD, Harvard University
MS, Harvard University
MS, Boston University




Dr. Rosenberg’s research has been in the areas of cancer epidemiology, cardiovascular epidemiology, and drug epidemiology, with an emphasis on women’s health, particularly that of African American women. She has carried out multiple studies of risk factors for cancers, including cancer of the breast, cervix, and colon, and for myocardial infarction. Particular interests have been the health effects of oral and injectable contraceptives and of noncontraceptive estrogens. Several important hypotheses have been raised by her studies: that alcohol consumption increases the incidence of breast cancer and that use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs decreases the incidence of large bowel cancer. Both hypotheses were subsequently confirmed in numerous studies. She is PI of the Black Women’s Health Study, the largest follow-up study of the health of African-American women yet conducted. The study has followed 59,000 black women from across the U.S. since 1995. The study has published 100 manuscripts on genetic and nongenetic risk factors for breast cancer, hypertension, diabetes, systemic lupus erythematosus, uterine fibroids, sarcoidosis, preterm birth, obesity, and mortality.  

Center Faculty Member
Boston University School of Public Health
Slone Epidemiology Center




The Influence of Structural Racism on Incidence of Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD) in Black women
06/01/2022 - 02/28/2027 (PI)
NIH/National Institute on Aging
1R01AG077948-01

Nutrient Insufficiency and Risk of Paclitaxel-induced Peripheral Neuropathy-Second Resubmission
07/01/2021 - 06/30/2025 (Subcontract PI)
University of Michigan Amer Cancer Society


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


Reducing Health Disparities for Black Women in the Treatment of Insomnia
03/01/2018 - 04/30/2023 (PI)
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute


A Follow-up Study for Causes of Cancer in Black Women
09/30/2017 - 08/31/2022 (Multi-PI)
PI: Lynn A. Rosenberg, PhD
NIH/National Cancer Institute
5U01CA164974-11

Addressing racial disparities in lung cancer screening
04/05/2021 - 03/31/2022 (Subcontract PI)
Vanderbilt University Medical Center NIH NCI
1R01CA251758-01A1

Exploring factors related to racial disparities in ovarian cancer incidence and survival; the OCWAA consortium
04/01/2020 - 03/31/2022 (Subcontract PI)
Emory University NIH NCI
7R01CA207260-04

Oral Microbiome and Lung Cancer Risk
07/01/2016 - 06/30/2021 (Subcontract PI)
Vanderbilt University Medical Center NIH NCI
5R01CA207466-04

Sociodemographic disparities in SLE Incidence: Behavioral and Psychosocial Factors
09/21/2015 - 08/31/2020 (Subcontract PI)
The Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc. NIH NIAMS
5R01AR057327-10

MD-PBHS Exploring factors related to racial disparities in ovarian cancer incidence and survival: the OCWAA consortium
04/01/2017 - 12/31/2019 (Subcontract PI)
Rector & Visitors of the University of Virginia NIH NCI
5R01CA207260-03

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Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2022 The Influence of Structural Racism on Incidence of Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD) in Black women 1R01AG077948-01
2021 A Follow-up Study for Causes of Cancer in Black Women 5U01CA164974-11 21
2020 Exploring factors related to racial disparities in ovarian cancer incidence and survival: the OCWAA consortium 7R01CA207260-04 4
2020 A Follow-up Study for Causes of Cancer in Black Women 3U01CA164974-10S1 21
2020 A Follow-up Study for Causes of Cancer in Black Women 5U01CA164974-10 21
2019 Exploring factors related to racial disparities in ovarian cancer incidence and survival: the OCWAA consortium 5R01CA207260-03 4
2019 Oral Microbiome and Lung Cancer Risk 5R01CA207466-04 3
2019 A Follow-up Study for Causes of Cancer in Black Women 5U01CA164974-09 21
2018 Exploring factors related to racial disparities in ovarian cancer incidence and survival: the OCWAA consortium 5R01CA207260-02 4
2018 Oral Microbiome and Lung Cancer Risk 5R01CA207466-03 3
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  1. Yiannakou I, Barber LE, Li S, Adams-Campbell LL, Palmer JR, Rosenberg L, Petrick JL. A Prospective Analysis of Red and Processed Meat Intake in Relation to Colorectal Cancer in the Black Women's Health Study. J Nutr. 2022 May 05; 152(5):1254-1262.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34910194; PMCID: PMC9071344; DOI: 10.1093/jn/nxab419;
     
  2. Barber LE, Zirpoli GR, Cozier YC, Rosenberg L, Petrick JL, Bertrand KA, Palmer JR. Neighborhood disadvantage and individual-level life stressors in relation to breast cancer incidence in US Black women. Breast Cancer Res. 2021 11 22; 23(1):108.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34809694; PMCID: PMC8609879; DOI: 10.1186/s13058-021-01483-y;
     
  3. Barber LE, Bertrand KA, Petrick JL, Gerlovin H, White LF, Adams-Campbell LL, Rosenberg L, Roy HK, Palmer JR. Predicted Vitamin D Status and Colorectal Cancer Incidence in the Black Women's Health Study. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2021 12; 30(12):2334-2341.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34620630; PMCID: PMC8643345; DOI: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-21-0675;
     
  4. Wesselink AK, Rosenberg L, Wise LA, Jerrett M, Coogan PF. A prospective cohort study of ambient air pollution exposure and risk of uterine leiomyomata. Hum Reprod. 2021 07 19; 36(8):2321-2330.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33984861; PMCID: PMC8487660; DOI: 10.1093/humrep/deab095;
     
  5. Boynton-Jarrett R, Sponholtz TR, Rosenberg L, Palmer JR, Bethea TN, Wise LA. Abuse in Childhood and Risk for Sleep Disruption in Adulthood in the Black Women's Health Study. Sleep Med. 2021 07; 83:260-270.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34049046
     
  6. Sheehy S, Palmer JR, Rosenberg L. High Consumption of Red Meat Is Associated with Excess Mortality Among African-American Women. J Nutr. 2020 12 10; 150(12):3249-3258.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33024986; PMCID: PMC7726124; DOI: 10.1093/jn/nxaa282;
     
  7. Sponholtz TR, Bethea TN, Ruiz-Narváez EA, Boynton-Jarrett R, Palmer JR, Rosenberg L, Wise LA. Night Shift Work and Fecundability in Late Reproductive-Aged African American Women. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2021 01; 30(1):137-144.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32598212; PMCID: PMC7826436; DOI: 10.1089/jwh.2019.8166;
     
  8. Lu D, Palmer JR, Rosenberg L, Shields AE, Orr EH, DeVivo I, Cozier YC. Perceived racism in relation to telomere length among African American women in the Black Women's Health Study. Ann Epidemiol. 2019 08; 36:33-39.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31387775; PMCID: PMC7048405; DOI: 10.1016/j.annepidem.2019.06.003;
     
  9. Barber LE, Bertrand KA, Rosenberg L, Battaglia TA, Palmer JR. Pre- and perinatal factors and incidence of breast cancer in the Black Women's Health Study. Cancer Causes Control. 2019 Jan; 30(1):87-95.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30498869; PMCID: PMC6521832; DOI: 10.1007/s10552-018-1103-3;
     
  10. Sponholtz TR, Palmer JR, Rosenberg LA, Hatch EE, Adams-Campbell LL, Wise LA. Exogenous Hormone Use and Endometrial Cancer in U.S. Black Women. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2018 05; 27(5):558-565.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29475971; PMCID: PMC5991910; DOI: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-17-0722;
     
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Bar chart showing 280 publications over 36 distinct years, with a maximum of 18 publications in 2007 and 2010 and 2013

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