Julie Palmer

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Affiliation: Boston University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Oral contraceptive use and risk of gestational trophoblastic tumors
    J R Palmer
    Slone Epidemiology Unit, Boston University School of Medicine, MA, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 91:635-40. 1999
  2. ncbi request reprint Dual effect of parity on breast cancer risk in African-American women
    Julie R Palmer
    Slone Epidemiology Center, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 95:478-83. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint A prospective study of body size and breast cancer in black women
    Julie R Palmer
    Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University, 1010 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 16:1795-802. 2007
  4. pmc Onset of natural menopause in African American women
    Julie R Palmer
    Slone Epidemiology Unit, Boston University School of Public Health, Mass 02215, USA
    Am J Public Health 93:299-306. 2003
  5. ncbi request reprint A prospective study of induced abortion and breast cancer in African-American women
    Julie R Palmer
    Slone Epidemiology Center, Boston University School of Public Health, 1010 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 15:105-11. 2004
  6. pmc Family history of cancer and risk of breast cancer in the Black Women's Health Study
    Julie R Palmer
    Slone Epidemiology Center, Boston University, 1010 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 20:1733-7. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint Risk of breast cancer in women exposed to diethylstilbestrol in utero: prelimiinary results (United States)
    Julie R Palmer
    Slone Epidemiology Unit, Boston University School of Medicine, MA 02215, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 13:753-8. 2002
  8. ncbi request reprint Hypospadias in sons of women exposed to diethylstilbestrol in utero
    Julie R Palmer
    Slone Epidemiology Center, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Epidemiology 16:583-6. 2005
  9. pmc Sugar-sweetened beverages and incidence of type 2 diabetes mellitus in African American women
    Julie R Palmer
    Slone Epidemiology Center, BostonUniversity, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Arch Intern Med 168:1487-92. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Infertility among women exposed prenatally to diethylstilbestrol
    J R Palmer
    Slone Epidemiology Unit, Boston University School of Medicine, Brookline, MA 02446, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 154:316-21. 2001

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Publications87

  1. ncbi request reprint Oral contraceptive use and risk of gestational trophoblastic tumors
    J R Palmer
    Slone Epidemiology Unit, Boston University School of Medicine, MA, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 91:635-40. 1999
    ..A multicenter case-control study of gestational trophoblastic tumors was undertaken to test this hypothesis...
  2. ncbi request reprint Dual effect of parity on breast cancer risk in African-American women
    Julie R Palmer
    Slone Epidemiology Center, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 95:478-83. 2003
    ..To explore whether differences in childbearing patterns can explain this observation, we assessed the relation of several childbearing variables to breast cancer risk in a large prospective cohort study of U.S. African-American women...
  3. ncbi request reprint A prospective study of body size and breast cancer in black women
    Julie R Palmer
    Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University, 1010 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 16:1795-802. 2007
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  4. pmc Onset of natural menopause in African American women
    Julie R Palmer
    Slone Epidemiology Unit, Boston University School of Public Health, Mass 02215, USA
    Am J Public Health 93:299-306. 2003
    ..This study assessed predictors of the onset of natural menopause in African American women...
  5. ncbi request reprint A prospective study of induced abortion and breast cancer in African-American women
    Julie R Palmer
    Slone Epidemiology Center, Boston University School of Public Health, 1010 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 15:105-11. 2004
    ..Further, there has been little study of abortion and breast cancer in African-American women. We assessed the relation of abortion to risk of breast cancer in a prospective follow-up study of African-American women...
  6. pmc Family history of cancer and risk of breast cancer in the Black Women's Health Study
    Julie R Palmer
    Slone Epidemiology Center, Boston University, 1010 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 20:1733-7. 2009
    ..Relatively little research has been conducted on familial breast cancer in African American women...
  7. ncbi request reprint Risk of breast cancer in women exposed to diethylstilbestrol in utero: prelimiinary results (United States)
    Julie R Palmer
    Slone Epidemiology Unit, Boston University School of Medicine, MA 02215, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 13:753-8. 2002
    ..We evaluated the relation of in-utero DES exposure to the risk of adult breast cancer...
  8. ncbi request reprint Hypospadias in sons of women exposed to diethylstilbestrol in utero
    Julie R Palmer
    Slone Epidemiology Center, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Epidemiology 16:583-6. 2005
    ..Dutch investigators have reported a 20-fold increase in risk of hypospadias among sons of women who were exposed to DES in utero. We assessed this relation in data from an ongoing study of DES-exposed persons...
  9. pmc Sugar-sweetened beverages and incidence of type 2 diabetes mellitus in African American women
    Julie R Palmer
    Slone Epidemiology Center, BostonUniversity, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Arch Intern Med 168:1487-92. 2008
    ..Our objective was to examine the association between consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages, weight gain, and incidence of type 2 diabetes mellitus in African American women...
  10. ncbi request reprint Infertility among women exposed prenatally to diethylstilbestrol
    J R Palmer
    Slone Epidemiology Unit, Boston University School of Medicine, Brookline, MA 02446, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 154:316-21. 2001
    ..2, 4.6), respectively. The present findings indicate that diethylstilbestrol-exposed women have a higher risk of infertility than do unexposed women and that the increased risk of infertility is primarily due to uterine or tubal problems...
  11. ncbi request reprint Height and breast cancer risk: results from the Black Women's Health Study (United States)
    J R Palmer
    Slone Epidemiology Unit, Boston University School of Medicine, Brookline, MA 02446, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 12:343-8. 2001
    ..There are few data on black women. We evaluated adult height in relation to breast cancer in data from the Black Women's Health Study, a prospective cohort study of 64,530 African-American women aged 18-69 years at baseline in 1995...
  12. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for diethylstilbestrol-associated clear cell adenocarcinoma
    J R Palmer
    Slone Epidemiology Unit, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 95:814-20. 2000
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  13. ncbi request reprint Prenatal diethylstilbestrol exposure and risk of breast cancer
    Julie R Palmer
    Slone Epidemiology Center, Boston University, 1010 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 15:1509-14. 2006
    ..The findings support the hypothesis that prenatal hormone levels influence breast cancer risk...
  14. pmc Reproductive factors, hormonal contraception, and risk of uterine leiomyomata in African-American women: a prospective study
    Lauren A Wise
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 159:113-23. 2004
    ..No consistent patterns were observed for other forms of hormonal contraception. Reproductive history is an important determinant of leiomyomata risk in premenopausal US Black women. Progestin-only injectables may reduce risk...
  15. pmc Socioeconomic status and incidence of type 2 diabetes: results from the Black Women's Health Study
    Supriya Krishnan
    Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 171:564-70. 2010
    ..Efforts to reduce the alarming rate of diabetes in African-American women must focus on both individual lifestyle changes and structural changes in disadvantaged neighborhoods...
  16. pmc Physical activity and television watching in relation to risk of type 2 diabetes: the Black Women's Health Study
    Supriya Krishnan
    Slone Epidemiology Center, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 169:428-34. 2009
    ..These observational data suggest that black women might reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by increasing their time spent walking or engaged in vigorous physical activity and by limiting television watching...
  17. doi request reprint The association between in utero cigarette smoke exposure and age at menopause
    William C Strohsnitter
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tufts New England Medical Center, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 167:727-33. 2008
    ..The possibility that active cigarette smoking modifies this effect is also suggested...
  18. ncbi request reprint Individual-, neighborhood-, and state-level socioeconomic predictors of cervical carcinoma screening among U.S. black women: a multilevel analysis
    Geetanjali D Datta
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Cancer 106:664-9. 2006
    ..S. Although the Papanicolaou (Pap) smear is an efficacious screening tool in the early detection of the disease, disparities are known to persist in the utilization of this procedure across socioeconomic groups...
  19. pmc Genetic variants on chromosome 5p12 are associated with risk of breast cancer in African American women: the Black Women's Health Study
    Edward A Ruiz-Narváez
    Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University, 1010 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 123:525-30. 2010
    ..We successfully used the shorter range of LD in our AA sample to refine the localization of the putative causal variant...
  20. pmc Risk of uterine leiomyomata in relation to tobacco, alcohol and caffeine consumption in the Black Women's Health Study
    Lauren A Wise
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Hum Reprod 19:1746-54. 2004
    ..Tobacco, alcohol and caffeine consumption may influence risk of uterine leiomyomata via changes in ovarian function or hormone metabolism...
  21. ncbi request reprint Individual, neighborhood, and state-level predictors of smoking among US Black women: a multilevel analysis
    Geetanjali Dabral Datta
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Soc Sci Med 63:1034-44. 2006
    ..These results suggest that contextual factors (at both the neighborhood and state level) play a role in Black women's smoking behaviors over and above individual characteristics...
  22. ncbi request reprint In utero exposure to diethylstilbestrol (DES) does not increase genomic instability in normal or neoplastic breast epithelium
    Pamela S Larson
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Boston University Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Cancer 107:2122-6. 2006
    ..Genetic effects on human breast tissue have not been examined. The authors investigated whether breast tissue of women exposed in utero to DES might exhibit the genetic abnormalities that characterize other DES-associated tumors...
  23. pmc Urogenital abnormalities in men exposed to diethylstilbestrol in utero: a cohort study
    Julie R Palmer
    Slone Epidemiology Center of Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
    Environ Health 8:37. 2009
    ..Diethylstilbestrol (DES), a synthetic estrogen widely prescribed to pregnant women during the 1940s70s, has been shown to cause reproductive problems in the daughters. Studies of prenatally-exposed males have yielded conflicting results...
  24. pmc Fruit and vegetable intake in relation to risk of breast cancer in the Black Women's Health Study
    Deborah A Boggs
    Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 172:1268-79. 2010
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  25. ncbi request reprint Racial discrimination and the incidence of hypertension in US black women
    Yvette Cozier
    Slone Epidemiology Center, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 16:681-7. 2006
    ..Unique experiences associated with "race," such as racism, may adversely affect health. Our goal is to assess whether racism is associated with the occurrence of hypertension in African-American women...
  26. ncbi request reprint A follow-up study of physical activity and incidence of colorectal polyps in African-American women
    Lynn Rosenberg
    Slone Epidemiology Center, Boston University, 1010 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 15:1438-42. 2006
    ..The influence of physical activity on colorectal adenomas among African-American women is of particular interest because African-American women have an increased risk of colon cancer relative to other U.S. women...
  27. ncbi request reprint Risk of benign gynecologic tumors in relation to prenatal diethylstilbestrol exposure
    Lauren A Wise
    Slone Epidemiology Center, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 105:167-73. 2005
    ..To investigate the association between prenatal diethylstilbestrol (DES) exposure and risk of benign gynecologic tumors...
  28. ncbi request reprint A prospective study of the effect of childbearing on weight gain in African-American women
    Lynn Rosenberg
    Slone Epidemiology Center, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Obes Res 11:1526-35. 2003
    ..To prospectively assess the influence of bearing a first, second, or later child on weight gain among African-American women in the context of other risk factors...
  29. ncbi request reprint Time to pregnancy and secondary sex ratio in men exposed prenatally to diethylstilbestrol
    Lauren A Wise
    Slone Epidemiology Center, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 166:765-74. 2007
    ..92 (95% confidence interval: 0.80, 1.04) comparing the exposed with the unexposed. In conclusion, prenatal DES exposure was not associated with a significant decrease in either fecundability or secondary sex ratio...
  30. ncbi request reprint Hair relaxers not associated with breast cancer risk: evidence from the black women's health study
    Lynn Rosenberg
    Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 16:1035-7. 2007
    ..98 (95% confidence interval, 0.78-1.39). These results suggest that hair relaxer use does not increase the incidence of breast cancer in African American women...
  31. pmc Secondary sex ratio among women exposed to diethylstilbestrol in utero
    Lauren A Wise
    Slone Epidemiology Center, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 115:1314-9. 2007
    ..Previous studies have suggested an association between endocrine-disrupting compounds and secondary sex ratio...
  32. pmc Perceived racial discrimination and risk of uterine leiomyomata
    Lauren A Wise
    Slone Epidemiology Center, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Epidemiology 18:747-57. 2007
    ..Black women also report higher levels of racial discrimination. We evaluated the hypothesis that greater exposure to racism increases myoma risk in black women...
  33. ncbi request reprint Glycemic index, glycemic load, and cereal fiber intake and risk of type 2 diabetes in US black women
    Supriya Krishnan
    Slone Epidemiology Center, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Arch Intern Med 167:2304-9. 2007
    ..Previous studies of carbohydrate quality and risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus have yielded inconsistent findings. Because diet is in part culturally determined, a study of dietary factors in US black women is of interest...
  34. pmc Body mass index and asthma incidence in the Black Women's Health Study
    Patricia F Coogan
    Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 123:89-95. 2009
    ..There are few data on this topic in black women, among whom the prevalence of obesity and asthma is high...
  35. pmc A case-control study of oral contraceptive use and incident breast cancer
    Lynn Rosenberg
    Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University, 1010 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 169:473-9. 2009
    ..These results suggest that OC use is associated with an increased risk of breast cancer diagnosed in recent years...
  36. pmc Use of a web-based questionnaire in the Black Women's Health Study
    Cordelia W Russell
    Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 172:1286-91. 2010
    ..The use of a Web questionnaire in the BWHS resulted in cost savings and more complete responses. Although there are advantages to using a Web questionnaire, the use of multiple means of soliciting questionnaire responses is still needed...
  37. pmc Coffee, tea, and alcohol intake in relation to risk of type 2 diabetes in African American women
    Deborah A Boggs
    Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 92:960-6. 2010
    ..Numerous studies have reported inverse associations of coffee, tea, and alcohol intake with risk of type 2 diabetes, but none has reported results separately among African American women...
  38. pmc Tea and coffee intake in relation to risk of breast cancer in the Black Women's Health Study
    Deborah A Boggs
    Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University, 1010 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 21:1941-8. 2010
    ..We prospectively examined the relation of tea and coffee consumption to risk of breast cancer among 52,062 women aged 21-69 at enrollment in 1995 in the Black Women's Health Study...
  39. pmc Oral contraceptive use and estrogen/progesterone receptor-negative breast cancer among African American women
    Lynn Rosenberg
    Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University, 1010 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 19:2073-9. 2010
    ..We carried out the first assessment of the effect of oral contraceptive use on the incidence of breast cancer classified by receptor status among African American women, a group disproportionately affected by ER(-) cancer...
  40. pmc Sarcoidosis in black women in the United States: data from the Black Women's Health Study
    Yvette C Cozier
    Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Chest 139:144-50. 2011
    ..In the United States, black women are most frequently and most severely affected. There have been few epidemiologic studies of sarcoidosis focusing on black women...
  41. pmc Neighborhood socioeconomic status in relation to 10-year weight gain in the Black Women's Health Study
    Patricia F Coogan
    Slone Epidemiology Center, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 18:2064-5. 2010
    ..The associations were most evident among BWHS participants who had graduated from college. These prospective data suggest that lower neighborhood SES contributes to overweight and obesity in African-American women...
  42. pmc Dietary glycemic index and load in relation to risk of uterine leiomyomata in the Black Women's Health Study
    Rose G Radin
    Slone Epidemiology Center, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 91:1281-8. 2010
    ..Previous epidemiologic studies suggest that a high GL is a risk factor for endometrial and ovarian cancers, which, like UL, are hormone-responsive tumors...
  43. pmc A prospective study of dairy intake and risk of uterine leiomyomata
    Lauren A Wise
    Slone Epidemiology Center, 1010 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 171:221-32. 2010
    ..68, 0.89) for milk. Soy intake was unrelated to uterine leiomyomata risk. This large prospective study of black women provides the first epidemiologic evidence of reduced uterine leiomyomata risk associated with dairy consumption...
  44. pmc A case-control study of reproductive factors, female hormone use, and risk of pancreatic cancer
    Yuqing Zhang
    Boston University School of Medicine, MA 02118, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 21:473-8. 2010
    ..The findings suggest that increased exposure to estrogen during the reproductive years may play a role in the development of pancreatic cancer in women. Further studies are needed to confirm the findings...
  45. pmc Childhood abuse and early menarche: findings from the black women's health study
    Lauren A Wise
    Slone Epidemiology Center, 1010 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:S460-6. 2009
    ..We examined the association between childhood abuse and early menarche in a sample of US Black women...
  46. pmc Perceived racism in relation to weight change in the Black Women's Health Study
    Yvette C Cozier
    Slone Epidemiology Center, Boston University, MA 02215, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 19:379-87. 2009
    ..Obesity is more common in black women than in white women. Racial discrimination is a form of chronic stress that may influence weight...
  47. pmc Vitamin and mineral use and risk of prostate cancer: the case-control surveillance study
    Yuqing Zhang
    Clinical Epidemiology Research and Training Unit, School of Medicine, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 20:691-8. 2009
    ..Many studies have evaluated the association between vitamin and mineral supplement use and the risk of prostate cancer, with inconclusive results...
  48. pmc Validation of a small set of ancestral informative markers for control of population admixture in African Americans
    Edward A Ruiz-Narváez
    Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 173:587-92. 2011
    ..0001). A set of 200 AIMs gave an almost perfect correlation with the entire set (r = 0.98; P < 0.0001). These results show that a small number of AIMs are sufficiently precise to estimate European admixture in African Americans...
  49. ncbi request reprint Cigarette smoking and increased risk of mucinous epithelial ovarian cancer
    Yuqing Zhang
    Clinical Epidemiology Research and Training Unit, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 159:133-9. 2004
    ..Despite inconsistencies in the data, these results strengthen the evidence that cigarette smoking may play a role in the development of mucinous ovarian cancer but not ovarian cancer of other cell types...
  50. ncbi request reprint Comparison of methods for collection of DNA samples by mail in the Black Women's Health Study
    Yvette C Cozier
    Slone Epidemiology Center, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 14:117-22. 2004
    ..Outcomes of interest were within group participation rates, yield of DNA, and PCR success...
  51. ncbi request reprint A case-control study of acetaminophen use in relation to the risk of first myocardial infarction in men
    Lynn Rosenberg
    Slone Epidemiology Center, Boston University, 1010 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 12:459-65. 2003
    ..Experimental evidence raises the possibility that acetaminophen use could reduce the risk of myocardial infarction (MI). We assessed the relation of acetaminophen use, and also of aspirin use, to first MI in a case-control study...
  52. pmc Leisure time physical activity in relation to depressive symptoms in the Black Women's Health Study
    Lauren A Wise
    Slone Epidemiology Center, Boston University School of Public Health, MA 02215, USA
    Ann Behav Med 32:68-76. 2006
    ..A growing body of evidence suggests that physical activity might reduce the risk of depressive symptoms, but there are limited data on Black women...
  53. ncbi request reprint Smoking, alcohol consumption, and risk of systemic lupus erythematosus in the Black Women's Health Study
    Margaret K Formica
    Clinical Epidemiology Research and Training Unit and the Slone Epidemiology Center, Boston University School of Medicine, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    J Rheumatol 30:1222-6. 2003
    ..We prospectively investigated the associations of smoking and alcohol consumption with incident SLE in the Black Women's Health Study (BWHS)...
  54. ncbi request reprint Risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma and use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
    Yuqing Zhang
    Clinical Epidemiology Research and Training Unit, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
    Cancer Detect Prev 30:99-101. 2006
    ..Risk factors for non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) are largely unknown. Several studies have examined the relation of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) use to the risk of NHL, with inconsistent results...
  55. ncbi request reprint Use of nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs and risk of breast cancer: the Case-Control Surveillance Study revisited
    Yuqing Zhang
    Clinical Epidemiology Research and Training Unit, School of Medicine, Boston University, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 162:165-70. 2005
    ..In conclusion, long-term regular use of NSAIDs was associated with decreased risk of breast cancer. The type of NSAID used or the hormone receptor status of the tumor did not modify the effect...
  56. ncbi request reprint A multilevel study of socioeconomic predictors of regular mammography use among African-American women
    Lynn Rosenberg
    Slone Epidemiology Center, Boston University, 1010 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 14:2628-33. 2005
    ..We assessed individual-level and group-level socioeconomic predictors of regular mammography use in a large cohort of African-American women...
  57. ncbi request reprint Hair-relaxer use and risk of preterm birth among African-American women
    Lynn Rosenberg
    Slone Epidemiology Center, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Ethn Dis 15:768-72. 2005
    ..To assess whether hair-relaxer use is associated with an increased risk of preterm birth among African-American women...
  58. ncbi request reprint Age at natural menopause in women exposed to diethylstilbestrol in utero
    Elizabeth E Hatch
    Department of Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 164:682-8. 2006
    ..Age at menopause has been related, albeit inconsistently, to several exposures, but, to the authors' knowledge, this is the first study to suggest that a prenatal exposure may influence reproductive lifespan...
  59. ncbi request reprint Patterns and correlates of alcohol consumption among African-American women
    Lynn Rosenberg
    Slone Epidemiology Center, Boston University School of Public Health, Brookline, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Ethn Dis 12:548-54. 2002
    ..The purpose of the present study was to assess patterns and correlates of alcohol consumption among African-American women...
  60. pmc Age-specific incidence rates for self-reported uterine leiomyomata in the Black Women's Health Study
    Lauren A Wise
    Slone Epidemiology Center, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 105:563-8. 2005
    ..We estimated overall and age-specific incidence rates for self-reported uterine leiomyomata in a large cohort of African-American women in the United States...
  61. pmc Relation between neighborhood median housing value and hypertension risk among black women in the United States
    Yvette C Cozier
    Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Am J Public Health 97:718-24. 2007
    ..We examined the relation between median housing value and hypertension risk among US Black women...
  62. ncbi request reprint Menthol cigarettes and risk of lung cancer
    Daniel R Brooks
    Department of Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 158:609-16; discussion 617-20. 2003
    ..0 in separate analyses of male, female, Black, and White subjects. The results of this study do not support the hypothesis that smoking menthol cigarettes increases the risk of lung cancer relative to smoking nonmenthol cigarettes...
  63. ncbi request reprint Perceptions of racial discrimination and the risk of preterm birth
    Lynn Rosenberg
    Slone Epidemiology Center, Boston University, MA 02115, USA
    Epidemiology 13:646-52. 2002
    ..Because racial discrimination might contribute to their excess of preterm births, we assessed experiences of racism in relation to preterm birth among African-American women...
  64. ncbi request reprint Cimetidine and other histamine2-receptor antagonist use in relation to risk of breast cancer
    Patricia F Coogan
    Slone Epidemiology Center, Boston University, 1371 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02446, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 14:1012-5. 2005
    ..We investigated the influence of cimetidine use on the risk of breast cancer in our hospital-based case control surveillance study...
  65. pmc Polycystic ovary syndrome and risk of uterine leiomyomata
    Lauren A Wise
    Slone Epidemiology Center, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Fertil Steril 87:1108-15. 2007
    ..To examine the association between polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and the risk of uterine leiomyomata (UL)...
  66. pmc Polymorphisms in the TOX3/LOC643714 locus and risk of breast cancer in African-American women
    Edward A Ruiz-Narváez
    Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, 1010 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston MA 02215, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 19:1320-7. 2010
    ..Because linkage disequilibrium blocks are smaller in populations of African ancestry, fine-mapping in African ancestry samples might be an effective approach to narrowing the position of the causal variant(s) in the TOX3/LOC643714 locus...
  67. pmc Longitudinal assessment of urban form and weight gain in African-American women
    Patricia F Coogan
    Slone Epidemiology Center, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Am J Prev Med 40:411-8. 2011
    ..Numerous cross-sectional studies have found higher levels of obesity among residents of auto-oriented, sprawling areas compared to residents of more urban areas...
  68. pmc Preterm birth, fetal growth, and age at menarche among women exposed prenatally to diethylstilbestrol (DES)
    Elizabeth E Hatch
    Department of Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Reprod Toxicol 31:151-7. 2011
    ..16; 95% CI=0.97, 1.39). This study provides evidence that prenatal DES exposure was associated with fetal growth and gestational length, which may mediate associations between DES and health outcomes in later life...
  69. pmc Replication of genetic loci for sarcoidosis in US black women: data from the Black Women's Health Study
    Yvette Cozier
    Slone Epidemiology Center, Boston University, Boston, USA
    Hum Genet 132:803-10. 2013
    ..The present results from a population of African-American women support the role of the BTNL2 gene and the 5q31 locus in the etiology of sarcoidosis, and also demonstrate that percent African ancestry is associated with disease risk...
  70. ncbi request reprint Validation of physical activity instruments: Black Women's Health Study
    Pamela L Carter-Nolan
    Howard University Cancer Center, Division of Cancer Prevention, Control and and Population Sciences, Washington, DC 20060, USA
    Ethn Dis 16:943-7. 2006
    ....
  71. ncbi request reprint Estrogen replacement therapy and risk of lung cancer
    Janine A Blackman
    Department of Family Practice, Franklin Square Hospital Center, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 11:561-7. 2002
    ..We assessed the relation of the use of estrogen replacement therapy (ERT) to the risk of lung cancer in our hospital-based Case-Control Surveillance Study, conducted in four US centers during 1976 to 2001...
  72. ncbi request reprint Statin use and the risk of breast and prostate cancer
    Patricia F Coogan
    Slone Epidemiology Unit, Boston University School of Medicine, Brookline, MA 02446, USA
    Epidemiology 13:262-7. 2002
    ..In the present study, we assessed the relation of statin use to the risk of breast and prostate cancer in our hospital-based Case-Control Surveillance Study of Drugs and Serious Illnesses...
  73. ncbi request reprint Psychosexual characteristics of men and women exposed prenatally to diethylstilbestrol
    Linda Titus-Ernstoff
    Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Dartmouth Medical School, and the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA
    Epidemiology 14:155-60. 2003
    ..The adverse effects of prenatal exposure on the genitourinary tract in men and the reproductive tract in women are well established, but the possible effects on psychosexual characteristics remain largely unknown...
  74. ncbi request reprint Racial discrimination and breast cancer incidence in US Black women: the Black Women's Health Study
    Teletia R Taylor
    Cancer Center, Division of Cancer Prevention, Control, and Population Sciences, College of Medicine, Howard University, Washington, DC 20060, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 166:46-54. 2007
    ..These findings suggest that perceived experiences of racism are associated with increased incidence of breast cancer among US Black women, particularly younger women...
  75. ncbi request reprint Cancer risk in women prenatally exposed to diethylstilbestrol
    Rebecca Troisi
    Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Bethesda, MD, USA
    Int J Cancer 121:356-60. 2007
    ..Given that the population is still young, continued follow-up is necessary to assess the overall carcinogenic impact of prenatal DES exposure...
  76. ncbi request reprint Diagnostic accuracy of the Gail model in the Black Women's Health Study
    Lucile L Adams-Campbell
    Howard University Cancer Center, Washington, DC 20060, USA
    Breast J 13:332-6. 2007
    ..More importantly, the modified Gail Model (GM-B) does a worse job at predicting the development of breast cancer for blacks than the original model (GM)...
  77. ncbi request reprint Preeclampsia risk in women exposed in utero to diethylstilbestrol
    Rebecca Troisi
    Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 110:113-20. 2007
    ..To assess whether preeclampsia risk is elevated in pregnancies of diethylstilbestrol (DES)-exposed daughters...
  78. ncbi request reprint Overall and central obesity and risk of type 2 diabetes in U.S. black women
    Supriya Krishnan
    Slone Epidemiology Center, 1010, Commonwealth Avenue, Fourth Floor, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 15:1860-6. 2007
    ..We examined the association of BMI, abdominal obesity, and weight gain with risk of type 2 diabetes...
  79. ncbi request reprint CES-D four-factor structure is confirmed, but not invariant, in a large cohort of African American women
    Carla D Williams
    Howard University Cancer Center, 2041 Georgia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20060, USA
    Psychiatry Res 150:173-80. 2007
    ..However, correlations among the other factors were weaker among older women. We conclude that four-factor structure of the CES-D is supported for African American women, but the relationships among the factors vary with age...
  80. ncbi request reprint Dietary calcium and magnesium, major food sources, and risk of type 2 diabetes in U.S. black women
    Rob M van Dam
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, 665 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Diabetes Care 29:2238-43. 2006
    ..We examined magnesium, calcium, and major food sources in relation to type 2 diabetes in African-American women...
  81. doi request reprint Offspring of women exposed in utero to diethylstilbestrol (DES): a preliminary report of benign and malignant pathology in the third generation
    Linda Titus-Ernstoff
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, Dartmouth Medical School, and the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA
    Epidemiology 19:251-7. 2008
    ..Specifically, these studies show an elevated incidence of reproductive tumors in the female offspring of prenatally-exposed mice...
  82. doi request reprint Anthropometric risk factors for colorectal polyps in African-American women
    Lauren A Wise
    Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:859-68. 2008
    ..We prospectively examined the association between selected anthropometric factors and colorectal polyps in African-American women...
  83. ncbi request reprint A prospective study of female hormone use and breast cancer among black women
    Lynn Rosenberg
    Slone Epidemiology Center, Boston University, Boston, Mass, USA
    Arch Intern Med 166:760-5. 2006
    ..Our aim was to assess the relation of female hormone use to incidence of breast cancer in black women, with attention to differences in effect according to body mass index...
  84. ncbi request reprint Reproductive outcomes in men with prenatal exposure to diethylstilbestrol
    Kimberly M Perez
    Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Buffalo, State of New York, Buffalo, New York, USA
    Fertil Steril 84:1649-56. 2005
    ..To examine prenatal diethylstilbestrol (DES) exposure in relation to male reproductive outcomes...
  85. ncbi request reprint Use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and the risk of breast cancer
    Patricia F Coogan
    Slone Epidemiology Center, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 162:835-8. 2005
    ..7 (95% confidence interval: 0.4, 1.5) for use of 4 or more years. Odds ratios were not elevated for any specific SSRI. These data provide some assurance that the use of SSRIs does not increase the risk of breast cancer...
  86. pmc Influence of body size and body fat distribution on risk of uterine leiomyomata in U.S. black women
    Lauren A Wise
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, 1010 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Epidemiology 16:346-54. 2005
    ..We prospectively investigated the risk of self-reported uterine leiomyomata in relation to body mass index (BMI), weight change, height, waist and hip circumferences, and waist-to-hip ratio in a large cohort of U.S black women...
  87. ncbi request reprint Relative validity of food frequency questionnaire nutrient estimates in the Black Women's Health Study
    Shiriki K Kumanyika
    Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 8th Floor Blockley Hall, 23 Guardian Drive, Philadelphia 19104, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 13:111-8. 2003
    ..More than 64,000 women are enrolled in the BWHS cohort. This study assessed the relative validity of the 68-item food frequency questionnaire (FFQ) used in the BWHS baseline questionnaire...

Research Grants10

  1. Gene Polymorphisms in Relation to Cancer in Black Women
    Julie Palmer; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The BWHS will provide the largest source of data on gene-environment interactions in black women, and will contribute substantially to the data available on young women of any race. ..
  2. Lifestyle Factors and Type 2 Diabetes in Black Women
    Julie Palmer; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Because the follow-up and data collection are funded by another grant, the proposed large study of modifiable risk factors for type 2 diabetes can be carried out at a relatively modest cost. ..