Brisa Aschebrook-Kilfoy, PhD


EDUCATION

  • Postdoc (Cancer Epidemiology), 2009-2011, National Cancer Institute
  • PhD (Epidemiology), 2009, Yale University
  • MPhil (Environmental Health Sciences/Epidemiology), 2008, Yale University
  • MPH (Chronic Disease Epidemiology), 2006, Yale University
  • BA (Biological Sciences/The History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Science and Medicine), 2001, The University of Chicago

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Environmental, molecular, and cancer epidemiology
  • Gene-environment interactions on cancer risk
  • Thyroid cancer and NHL epidemiology
  • Descriptive epidemiology and changing cancer trends
  • Health effects of N-nitroso compounds and organochlorines

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Aschebrook-Kilfoy B, DellaValle CT, Purdue M, Kim C, Zhang Y, Sjodin A, Ward MH. Polybrominated diphenyl ethers and thyroid cancer risk in the prostate, colorectal, lung, and ovarian cancer screening trial cohort. Am J Epidemiol. 2015 Jun 1;181(11):883-8. doi: 10.1093/aje/kwu358. Epub 2015 May 4.
  • Aschebrook-Kilfoy B, Argos M, Pierce BL, Tong L, Jasmine F, Roy S, Parvez F, Ahmed A, Islam T, Kibriya MG, Ahsan H. Genome-wide association study of parity in Bangladeshi women. PLoS One. 2015 Mar 5;10(3):e0118488. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0118488. eCollection 2015.
  • Aschebrook-Kilfoy B, Ward MH, DellaValle C, Friesen MC. Author response to "re: occupation and thyroid cancer.". Occup Environ Med. 2014 Dec;71(12):878. doi: 10.1136/oemed-2014-102570. Epub 2014 Oct 7. No abstract available.
  • Nagar S, Aschebrook-Kilfoy B, Kaplan EL, Angelos P, Grogan RH. Age of diagnosing physician impacts the incidence of thyroid cancer in a population. Cancer Causes Control. 2014 Dec;25(12):1627-34. doi: 10.1007/s10552-014-0467-2. Epub 2014 Sep 21.
  • Aschebrook-Kilfoy B, Cocco P, La Vecchia C, Chang ET, Vajdic CM, Kadin ME, Spinelli JJ, Morton LM, Kane EV, Sampson JN, Kasten C, Feldman AL, Wang SS, Zhang Y. Medical history, lifestyle, family history, and occupational risk factors for mycosis fungoides and Sézary syndrome: the InterLymph Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Subtypes Project. J Natl Cancer Inst Monogr. 2014 Aug;2014(48):98-105. doi: 10.1093/jncimonographs/lgu008.
  • Nigam M, Aschebrook-Kilfoy B, Shikanov S, Eggener S. Increasing incidence of testicular cancer in the United States and Europe between 1992 and 2009. World J Urol. 2015 May;33(5):623-31. doi: 10.1007/s00345-014-1361-y. Epub 2014 Jul 17.
  • Nabhan C, Aschebrook-Kilfoy B, Chiu BC, Kruczek K, Smith SM, Evens AM. The impact of race, age, and sex in follicular lymphoma: A comprehensive SEER analysis across consecutive treatment eras. Am J Hematol. 2014 Jun;89(6):633-8. doi: 10.1002/ajh.23708. Epub 2014 Apr 10.
  • Kim C, McGlynn KA, McCorkle R, Li Y, Erickson RL, Ma S, Niebuhr DW, Zhang G, Zhang Y, Bai Y, Dai L, Graubard BI, Zheng T, Aschebrook-Kilfoy B,, Barry KH, Zhang Y. Sexual functioning among testicular cancer survivors: A case-control study in the U.S. J Psychosom Res. 2012 Jul;73(1):68-73.
  • Aschebrook-Kilfoy B, Shu XO, Gao YT, Ji BT, Yang G, Li HL, Rothman N, Chow WH, Zheng W, Ward MH. Thyroid cancer risk and dietary nitrate and nitrite intake in the Shanghai Women's Health Study. Int J Cancer. 2012 Jun 2.
  • Aschebrook-Kilfoy B, Ward MH, Zheng T, Holford TR, Leaderer B, Zhang Y. Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Survival and Nitrate and Nitrite from the Diet in Connecticut Women. Nutr Cancer. 2012 Apr;64(3):488-92.
  • Aschebrook-Kilfoy B, Neta G, Brenner A, Hutchinson A, Ron E, Pfeiffer R, Sigurdson AJ. Common genetic variants in metabolism and detoxification pathways and the risk of papillary thyroid cancer.Endocr Relat Cancer. 2012 May 24;19(3):333-44.
  • Aschebrook-Kilfoy B, Heltshe SL, Nuckols JR, Sabra MM, Shuldiner AR, Mitchell BD, Holford TR, Zhang Y, Ward MH. Modeled nitrate levels in well water supplies and prevalence of abnormal thyroid conditions among the Old Order Amish in Pennsylvania.Environ Health. 2012 Feb 17;11:6.
  • Evens AM, Antillón M, Aschebrook-Kilfoy B, Chiu BC. Racial disparities in Hodgkin's lymphoma: a comprehensive population-based analysis. Ann Oncol. 2012 Jan 11.
  • Aschebrook-Kilfoy B, Zheng T, Foss F, Ma S, Han X, Lan Q, Holford T, Chen Y, Leaderer B, Rothman N, Zhang Y. Polymorphisms in immune function genes and non-Hodgkin lymphoma survival. J Cancer Surviv. 2012 Mar;6(1):102-14.
  • Aschebrook-Kilfoy B,, Ward MH, Gierach GL, Schatzkin A, Hollenbeck AR, Sinha R, Cross AJ.Epithelial ovarian cancer and exposure to dietary nitrate and nitrite in the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study. Eur J Cancer Prev. 2012 Jan;21(1):65-72.
  • Aschebrook-Kilfoy B, Sabra MM, Brenner A, Moore SC, Ron E, Schatzkin A, Hollenbeck A, Ward MH. Diabetes and Thyroid Cancer Risk in the National Institutes of Health-AARP Diet and Health Study. Thyroid. 2011 Jul 18
  • Aschebrook-Kilfoy B, Cross AJ, Stolzenberg-Solomon RZ, Schatzkin A, Hollenbeck AR, Sinha R, Ward MH. Pancreatic Cancer and Exposure to Dietary Nitrate and Nitrite in the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study. Am J Epidemiol. 2011 Aug 1;174(3):305-15.
  • Neta G, Brenner AV, Sturgis EM, Pfeiffer RM, Hutchinson AA, Aschebrook-Kilfoy B, Yeager M, Xu L, Wheeler W, Abend M, Ron E, Tucker MA, Chanock SJ, Sigurdson AJ. Common genetic variants related to genomic integrity and risk of papillary thyroid cancer. Carcinogenesis. 2011 Aug;32(8):1231-7.
  • Aschebrook-Kilfoy B, Ward MH, Sabra M, Devesa SS. Thyroid Cancer Incidence Patterns in the United States by Histologic Type, 1992-2006. Thyroid. 2011 Feb;21(2):125-34.
  • Aschebrook-Kilfoy B, Zhang Y, Park Y, Holford TR, Schatzkin A, Hollenbeck A, Ward MH. Dietary nitrate and nitrite and the risk of thyroid cancer in the NIH-AARP diet and health study. Int J Cancer. 2010 Sep 7.
  • Dubrow R, Darefsky AS, Park Y, Mayne ST, Moore SC, Kilfoy B, Cross AJ, Sinha R, Hollenbeck AR, Schatzkin A, Ward MH. Dietary components related to N-nitroso compound formation: a prospective study of adult glioma. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2010 Jul;19(7):1709-22.
  • Ward MH, Kilfoy BA, Weyer PJ, Anderson KE, Folsom AR, Cerhan JR. Nitrate intake and the risk of thyroid cancer and thyroid disease. Epidemiology. 2010 May;21(3):389-95.
  • Kilfoy BA, Ward MH, Zheng T, Holford TR, Boyle P, Zhao P, Dai M, Leaderer B, Zhang Y.Risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma and nitrate and nitrite from the diet in Connecticut women. Cancer Causes Control. 2010 Mar 5.
  • Kilfoy BA, Zheng T, Lan Q, Han X, Qin Q, Rothman N, Holford T, Wang S, Zhang Y. Genetic variation in N-acetyltransferases 1 (NAT1) and 2 (NAT2): role in tobacco smoke metabolism and the risk of non-Hodgkins lymphoma. Cancer Causes Control. 2009 Oct 7.
  • Zhu C, Kilfoy BA, Zheng T, Han X, Ba Y, Bai Y, Wang R, Zhu Y, Zhang Y. Birth Cohort Analyses of the Incidence of Papillary Thyroid Cancer by Gender and Histological Subtypes in the United States, 1973-2004. Thyroid. 2009 Sep 4.
  • Kilfoy BA, Zheng T, Lan Q, Han X, Qin Q, Rothman N, Holford T, Wang S, Zhang Y. Genetic variation in glutathione S-transferases (GSTs) and cytochrome P450s (CYPs): role in tobacco smoke metabolism and the risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Am J Hematol. 2009 May;84(5):279-82.
  • Kilfoy BA, Devesa SS, Ward MH, Zhang Y, Rosenberg PS, Holford TR, Anderson WF. Gender is an age-specific effect modifier for papillary cancers of the thyroid gland. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2009 Apr;18(4):1092-100.
  • Zhang Y, GuoG, Han X, Zhu C, Kilfoy BA, Zhu Y, Boyle P, Zheng T. Do polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) increase the risk of thyroid cancer? Biosci Hypotheses. 2008;1(4):195-199.
  • Kilfoy BA, Zheng T, Han X, Ward MH, Sjodin A, Bai Y, Zhu C, Zhang Y. International patterns and trends in thyroid cancer incidence, 1973-2002. Cancer Causes Control. 2009 Jul;20(5):525-31.
  • Kilfoy BA, Zhang Y, Shu X, Gao Y, Ji B, Yang G, Li HL, Rothman N, Chow WH, Zheng W. Family History of Malignancies and Risk of Breast Cancer: Prospective Data from the Shanghai Women’s Health Study. Cancer Causes Control. 2008 Dec;19(10):1139-45.
  • Han X, Kilfoy BA, Zheng T, Holford TR, Zhu Y, Zhang Y. Lymphoma Survival Patterns by WHO Subtype in the United States, 1973-2003. Cancer Causes Control. 2008 Oct;19(8):841-58.
  • Aschebrook-Kilfory,B, Ward MH, Della Valle CT, Friesen MC. Occupation and thyroid cancer. Occup Environ Med. 2014 Mar 6. doi: 10.1136/oemed-2013-101929.
  • Nabham, C, Aschebrook-Kilfoy, B, Chiu BC, Smith SM, Shanafelt TD, Evens AM, Kay NE.The Impact of Race, Ethnicity, Age, and Sex on Clinical Outcome in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia: A Comprehensive SEER Analysis in the Modern Era. Leuk Lymphoma. 2014 Mar 4. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Melkonian S, Argos M, Hall MN, Chen Y, Parvez F, Pierce B, Cao H, Aschebrook-Kilfoy B, Ahmed A, Islam T, Slavcovich V, Gamble M, Haris PI, Graziano JH, Ahsan H. Urinary and dietary analysis of 18,470 bangladeshis reveal a correlation of rice consumption with arsenic exposure and toxicity. PLoS One. 2013 Nov 15;8(11):e80691. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0080691.
  • Aschebrook-Kilofy B, Grogan RH. Re: brito et Al., overdiagnosis of thyroid cancer and graves' disease. Thyroid. 2014 Feb;24(2):403-4. doi: 10.1089/thy.2013.0584.
  • Dellavalle CT, Xiao Q, Yang G, Shu XO, Aschebrook-Kilfoy B, Zheng W, Lan Li H, Ji BT, Rothman N, Chow WH, Gao YT, Ward MH. Dietary nitrate and nitrite intake and risk of colorectal cancer in the Shanghai Women's Health Study. Int J Cancer. 2013 Nov 15. doi: 10.1002/ijc.28612.
  • Nagar S, Aschebrook-Kilofy B, Kaplan EL, Angelos P, Grogan RH. Hurthle cell carcinoma: an update on survival over the last 35 years. Surgery. 2013 Dec;154(6):1263-71; discussion 1271. doi: 10.1016/j.surg.2013.06.029.
  • Ollberding NJ, Evens, AM, Aschebrook-Kilofy B, Caces DB, Weisenburger DD, Smith SM, Chiu BC. Pre-diagnosis cigarette smoking and overall survival in non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Br J Haematol. 2013 Nov;163(3):352-6. doi: 10.1111/bjh.12512.
  • Aschebrook-Kilfoy B, Schechter RB, Shih YC, Kaplan EL, Chiu BC, Angelos P, Grogan H.The clinical and economic burden of a sustained increase in thyroid cancer incidence. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2013 Jul;22(7):1252-9. doi: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-13-0242.
  • Ollberding NJ,Aschebrook-Kilfoy B, Caces DB, Smith SM, Weisenburger DD, Chiu C.Dietary intake of fruits and vegetables and overall survival in non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Leuk Lymphoma. 2013 Dec;54(12):2613-9. doi: 10.3109/10428194.2013.784968.
  • Aschebrook-Kilfoy B, Kaplan EL, Chiu BC, Angelos P, Grogan RH. The acceleration in papillary thyroid cancer incidence rates is similar among racial and ethnic groups in the United States. Ann Surg Oncol. 2013 Aug;20(8):2746-53. doi: 10.1245/s10434-013-2892-y.
  • Ollberding NJ, Aschebrook-Kilfoy B, Caces DB, Smith SM, Weisenburger DD, Chiu C.Dietary intake of fruits and vegetables and overall survival in non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Leuk Lymphoma. 2013 Dec;54(12):2613-9. doi: 10.3109/10428194.2013.784968.
  • Veiga LH, Neta G, Aschebrook-Kilfoy B, Ron E, Devesa SS. Thyroid cancer incidence patterns in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and the U.S. SEER program, 1997-2008.Thyroid. 2013 Jun;23(6):748-57. doi: 10.1089/thy.2012.0532.
  • Aschebrook-Kilfoy B, Grogan RH, Ward MH, Kaplan E, Devesa SS. Follicular thyroid cancer incidence patterns in the United States, 1980-2009. Thyroid. 2013 Aug;23(8):1015-21. doi: 10.1089/thy.2012.0356.
  • Aschebrook-Kilfoy B, Caces DB, Ollberding NJ, Smith SM, Chiu BC. An upward trend in the age-specific incidence patterns for mantle cell lymphoma in the USA. Leuk Lymphoma. 2013 Aug;54(8):1677-83. doi: 10.3109/10428194.2012.760041.
  • Dellavalle CT, Daniel CR, Aschebrook-Kilfoy B, Hollenbeck AR, Cross AJ, Sinha R, Ward MH. Dietary intake of nitrate and nitrite and risk of renal cell carcinoma in the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study. Br J Cancer. 2013 Jan 15;108(1):205-12. doi: 10.1038/bjc.2012.522.
  • Ollberding NJ, Aschebrook-Kilfoy B, Caces DB, Wright ME, Weisenburger DD, Smith SM, Chiu BC. Phytanic acid and the risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Carcinogenesis. 2013 Jan;34(1):170-5. doi: 10.1093/carcin/bgs315.
  • Aschebrook-Kilfoy B, Ward MH, Dave BJ, Smith SM, Weisenburger DD, Chiu BC. Dietary nitrate and nitrite intake and risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Leuk Lymphoma. 2013 May;54(5):945-50. doi: 10.3109/10428194.2012.734613.
  • Aschebrook-Kilfoy B, Ollberding NJ, Kolar C, Lawson TA, Smith SM, Weisenburger DD, Chiu BC. Meat intake and risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Cancer Causes Control. 2012 Oct;23(10):1681-92. doi: 10.1007/s10552-012-0047-2.