Mollie Barnard, ScD
Assistant Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Hematology & Medical Oncology

ScD, Harvard School of Public Health
BA, Swarthmore College

Dr. Barnard is a molecular and genetic epidemiologist whose research focuses on the epidemiology of breast and ovarian cancers. She is especially interested in identifying modifiable factors that contribute to racial and ethnic disparities in breast cancer risk and survival, and characterizing the molecular and genetic etiology of ovarian cancer.

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

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  1. Jia G, Ping J, Guo X, Yang Y, Tao R, Li B, Ambs S, Barnard ME, Chen Y, Garcia-Closas M, Gu J, Hu JJ, Huo D, John EM, Li CI, Li JL, Nathanson KL, Nemesure B, Olopade OI, Pal T, Press MF, Sanderson M, Sandler DP, Shu XO, Troester MA, Yao S, Adejumo PO, Ahearn T, Brewster AM, Hennis AJM, Makumbi T, Ndom P, O'Brien KM, Olshan AF, Oluwasanu MM, Reid S, Butler EN, Huang M, Ntekim A, Qian H, Zhang H, Ambrosone CB, Cai Q, Long J, Palmer JR, Haiman CA, Zheng W. Genome-wide association analyses of breast cancer in women of African ancestry identify new susceptibility loci and improve risk prediction. Nat Genet. 2024 May; 56(5):819-826. PMID: 38741014
  2. Ping J, Jia G, Cai Q, Guo X, Tao R, Ambrosone C, Huo D, Ambs S, Barnard ME, Chen Y, Garcia-Closas M, Gu J, Hu JJ, John EM, Li CI, Nathanson K, Nemesure B, Olopade OI, Pal T, Press MF, Sanderson M, Sandler DP, Yoshimatsu T, Adejumo PO, Ahearn T, Brewster AM, Hennis AJM, Makumbi T, Ndom P, O'Brien KM, Olshan AF, Oluwasanu MM, Reid S, Yao S, Butler EN, Huang M, Ntekim A, Li B, Troester MA, Palmer JR, Haiman CA, Long J, Zheng W. Using genome and transcriptome data from African-ancestry female participants to identify putative breast cancer susceptibility genes. Nat Commun. 2024 May 02; 15(1):3718. PMID: 38697998; PMCID: PMC11065893; DOI: 10.1038/s41467-024-47650-5;
  3. Barnard ME, Wang X, Petrick JL, Zirpoli GR, Jones D, Johnson WE, Palmer JR. Psychosocial stressors and breast cancer gene expression in the Black Women's Health Study. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2024 Apr; 204(2):327-340.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38127176
  4. Barnard ME, DuPré NC, Heine JJ, Fowler EE, Murthy DJ, Nelleke RL, Chan A, Warner ET, Tamimi RM. Reproductive risk factors for breast cancer and association with novel breast density measurements among Hispanic, Black, and White women. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2024 Apr; 204(2):309-325. PMID: 38095811; PMCID: PMC10948301; DOI: 10.1007/s10549-023-07174-w;
  5. Davidson NR, Barnard ME, Hippen AA, Campbell A, Johnson CE, Way GP, Dalley BK, Berchuck A, Salas LA, Peres LC, Marks JR, Schildkraut JM, Greene CS, Doherty JA. Molecular subtypes of high-grade serous ovarian cancer across racial groups and gene expression platforms. bioRxiv. 2023 Dec 02. PMID: 37961178; PMCID: PMC10635053; DOI: 10.1101/2023.11.01.565179;
  6. Petrick JL, Joslin CE, Johnson CE, Camacho TF, Peres LC, Bandera EV, Barnard ME, Beeghly A, Bethea TN, Dempsey LF, Guertin K, Harris HR, Moorman PG, Myers ER, Ochs-Balcom HM, Rosenow W, Setiawan VW, Wu AH, Schildkraut JM, Rosenberg L. Menopausal hormone therapy use and risk of ovarian cancer by race: the ovarian cancer in women of African ancestry consortium. Br J Cancer. 2023 Dec; 129(12):1956-1967.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37865688; PMCID: PMC10703895; DOI: 10.1038/s41416-023-02407-7;
  7. McCarty RD, Barnard ME, Lawson-Michod KA, Owens M, Green SE, Derzon S, Karabegovic L, Akerley WL, Watt MH, Doherty JA, Grieshober L. Pathways to lung cancer diagnosis among individuals who did not receive lung cancer screening: a qualitative study. BMC Prim Care. 2023 Oct 03; 24(1):203. PMID: 37789288; PMCID: PMC10548694; DOI: 10.1186/s12875-023-02158-7;
  8. Chen N, Cheng D, Sodipo MO, Barnard ME, DuPre NC, Tamimi RM, Warner ET. Impact of age, race, and family history on COVID-19-related changes in breast cancer screening among the Boston mammography cohort study. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2023 Nov; 202(2):335-343. PMID: 37624552
  9. Stolarova L, Kleiblova P, Zemankova P, Stastna B, Janatova M, Soukupova J, Achatz MI, Ambrosone C, Apostolou P, Arun BK, Auer P, Barnard M, Bertelsen B, Blok MJ, Boddicker N, Brunet J, Burnside ES, Calvello M, Campbell I, Chan SH, Chen F, Chiang JB, Coppa A, Cortesi L, Crujeiras-González A, De Leeneer K, De Putter R, DePersia A, Devereux L, Domchek S, Efremidis A, Engel C, Ernst C, Evans DGR, Feliubadaló L, Fostira F, Fuentes-Ríos O, Gómez-García EB, González S, Haiman C, Hansen TVO, Hauke J, Hodge J, Hu C, Huang H, Ishak NDB, Iwasaki Y, Konstantopoulou I, Kraft P, Lacey J, Lázaro C, Li N, Lim WK, Lindstrom S, Lori A, Martinez E, Martins A, Matsuda K, Matullo G, McInerny S, Michailidou K, Montagna M, Monteiro ANA, Mori L, Nathanson K, Neuhausen SL, Nevanlinna H, Olson JE, Palmer J, Pasini B, Patel A, Piane M, Poppe B, Radice P, Renieri A, Resta N, Richardson ME, Rosseel T, Ruddy KJ, Santamariña M, Dos Santos ES, Teras L, Toland AE, Trentham-Dietz A, Vachon CM, Volk AE, Weber-Lassalle N, Weitzel JN, Wiesmuller L, Winham S, Yadav S, Yannoukakos D, Yao S, Zampiga V, Zethoven M, Zhang ZW, Zima T, Spurdle AB, Vega A, Rossing M, Del Valle J, De Nicolo A, Hahnen E, Claes KBM, Ngeow J, Momozawa Y, James PA, Couch FJ, Macurek L, Kleibl Z. ENIGMA CHEK2gether Project: A Comprehensive Study Identifies Functionally Impaired CHEK2 Germline Missense Variants Associated with Increased Breast Cancer Risk. Clin Cancer Res. 2023 Aug 15; 29(16):3037-3050. PMID: 37449874; PMCID: PMC10425727; DOI: 10.1158/1078-0432.CCR-23-0212;
  10. Lawson-Michod KA, Watt MH, Grieshober L, Green SE, Karabegovic L, Derzon S, Owens M, McCarty RD, Doherty JA, Barnard ME. Pathways to ovarian cancer diagnosis: a qualitative study. BMC Womens Health. 2022 Nov 04; 22(1):430. PMID: 36333689; PMCID: PMC9636716; DOI: 10.1186/s12905-022-02016-1;
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2021 HCI, Salt Lake City, UT: Women’s Cancers Center Rising Star Award
2021 American Association for Cancer Research: Molecular Epidemiology Working Group Scholar-in-Training Award
2020 HCI, Salt Lake City, UT: Susan Cooper Jones Endowed Fellowship in Cancer Research
2020 HCI, Salt Lake City, UT: Huntsman Travel Fellowship
2019 University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT: Postdoc Travel Assistance Award ($500 travel award)
2019 HCI, Salt Lake City, UT: Huntsman Travel Fellowship ($1,500 travel award)
2019 National Cancer Institute: Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program Research Highlight
2016 Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health: Nominee for the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award
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