Rose G. Radin, PhD, MPH

RRadinEntered BURPPE program September 2009
Graduated 2014

My clinical shadowing experience gave me extensive access to observe the medical team at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Maternal Fetal Medicine Practice. Epidemiologists study people in the real world; therefore, insight into the realities of diagnostics and health care delivery in this specialized setting provided important preparation for my research career.

Brief Biography

Rose Radin is a Postdoctoral Fellow with Dr. Enrique Schisterman, Epidemiology Branch Chief at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Division of Intramural Population Health Research. Initially, Dr. Radin played a key role in data management and analysis of hormonal trajectories from over 4,000 menstrual cycles observed during a clinical trial of preconception low-dose aspirin. Now, she researches maternal preconception inflammation and weight change in relation to fertility and pregnancy outcomes. For her dissertation research at Boston University, she examined determinants of time-to-pregnancy in a prospective cohort study of Danish women. She obtained her B.S. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2002 and worked at the global humanitarian organization Oxfam America on social justice campaigns and program evaluation. In 2009, Rose received her M.P.H. with academic distinction from Boston University and enrolled in the doctoral program. Rose defended her thesis and graduated in 2014.

Rose’s CV

Research Interests

Dr. Radin is interested in the effects of maternal inflammation and metabolic risk factors in fertility and pregnancy outcomes.

Selected Publications

  • Wise LA, Radin RG, Palmer JR, Kumanyika SK, Rosenberg L. A prospective study of dairy intake and risk of uterine leiomyomata. American Journal of Epidemiology 2010;171(2):221-32.
  • Radin RG, Palmer JR, Rosenberg L, Kumanyika SK, Wise LA. Dietary glycemic index and load and risk of uterine leiomyomata in the Black Women’s Health Study. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2010;91(5):1281-88.
  • Wise LA, Rosenberg L, Radin RG, Mattox C, Yang EB, Palmer JR, Seddon JM. A prospective study of diabetes, lifestyle factors, and glaucoma among African-American women. Annals of Epidemiology 2011;21(6):430-39.
  • Wise LA, Radin RG, Palmer JR, Kumanyika SK, Boggs DA, Rosenberg L. Intake of fruit, vegetables, and carotenoids in relation to uterine leiomyomata. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2011;94(6):1620-31.
  • Radin RG, Rosenberg L, Palmer JR, Cozier YC, Kumanyika SK, Wise LA. Hypertension and risk of uterine leiomyomata in US black women. Human Reproduction 2012;27(5):1504-9.
  • Wise LA, Ruiz-Narvaez EA, Palmer JR, Cozier YC, Tandon A, Patterson N, Radin RG, Rosenberg L, Reich D. African ancestry and genetic risk for uterine leiomyomata. American Journal of Epidemiology 2012;176(12):1159-68.
  • Wise LA, Radin RG, Palmer JR, Rosenberg L. Association of intrauterine and early life factors with uterine leiomyomata in black women. Annals of Epidemiology 2012;22(12):847-54.
  • Radin RG, Mitchell AA, Werler MM. Predictors of recall certainty of dates of analgesic use in pregnancy. Pharmacoepidemology and Drug Safety 2013;22(1):25-32.
  • Wise LA, Radin RG, Kumanyika SK, Ruiz-Narvaez ER, Palmer JR, Rosenberg L. Prospective study of dietary fat and risk of uterine leiomyomata. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2014;99(5):1105-16.
  • Radin RG, Hatch EE, Rothman KJ, Mikkelsen EM, Sorensen HT, Riis AH, Wise LA. Active and passive smoking and fecundability in Danish pregnancy planners. Fertility and Sterility 2014;102(1):183-191.
  • Andrews MA, Schliep KC, Wactawsi-Wende J, Stanford JB, Zarek SM, Radin RG, Sjaarda LA, Perkins NJ, Kalwerisky R, Hammoud AO, Mumford SL. Dietary factors and luteal phase deficiency in healthy eumenorrheic women. Human Reproduction 2015;30(8):1942-51.
  • Radin RG, Mumford SL, Silver RM, Lesher LL, Galai N, Faraggi D, Wactawski-Wende J, Townsend JM, Lynch AM, Simhan HN, Sjaarda LA, Perkins NJ, Zarek SM, Schliep KC, Schisterman EF. Sex ratio following preconception low-dose aspirin in women with prior pregnancy loss. The Journal of Clinical Investigation 2015;125(9):3619-26.
  • Wise LA, Radin RG, Rosenberg L, Adams-Campbell L, Palmer JR. History of uterine leiomyomata and incidence of breast cancer. Cancer Causes and Control 2015;26(10):1487-93.
  • Radin RG, Rothman KJ, Hatch EE, Mikkelsen EM, Sorensen HT, Riis AH, Fox MP, Wise LA. Maternal recall error in retrospectively reported time-to-pregnancy: an assessment and bias analysis. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology 2016; 29(6):576-88.
  • Mumford SL, Browne RW, Schliep KC, Schmelzer J, Plowden TC, Michels KA, Sjaarda LA, Zarek SM, Perkins NJ, Messer LC, Radin RG, Wactawski-Wende J, Schisterman EF. Serum antioxidants are associated with serum reproductive hormones and ovulation among healthy women. Journal of Nutrition 2016;146(1):98-106.
  • Zarek SM, Mitchell EM, Sjaarda LA, Mumford SL, Silver RM, Stanford JB, Galai N, Schliep KC, Radin RG, Plowden TC, DeCherney AH, Schisterman EF. Antimüllerian hormone and pregnancy loss from the Effects of Aspirin in Gestation and Reproduction trial. Fertility & Sterility 2016; 105(4):946-952.e2.
  • Mumford SL, Chavarro JE, Zhang C, Perkins NJ, Sjaarda LA, Pollack AZ, Schliep KC, Michels KA, Zarek SM, Plowden TC, Radin RG, Messer LC, Frankel RA, Wactawski-Wende J. Dietary fat intake and reproductive hormone concentrations and ovulation in regularly menstruating women. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2016; 103(3):868-77.
  • Schliep KC, Mitchell EM, Mumford SL, Radin RG, Zarek SM, Sjaarda LA, Schisterman EF. Trying to conceive after an early pregnancy loss: An assessment on how long couples should wait. Obstetrics & Gynecology 2016; 127(2):204-212.
  • Radin RG, Mikkelsen EM, Rothman KJ, Hatch EE, Sorensen HT, Riis AH, Kuohung W, Wise LA. Cesarean delivery and subsequent fecundability. Epidemiology 2016;  (in press).
  • Schliep KC, Schisterman EF, Wactawski-Wende J, Perkins NJ, Radin RG, Zarek SM, Mitchell EM, Sjaarda LA, Mumford SL. Serum caffeine and paraxanthine concentrations and menstrual cycle function—correlations with beverage intakes and associations with race, reproductive hormones, and anovulation in the BioCycle Study. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2016; (in press).


  • Statistics for Epidemiology, Fall 2009
  • Perinatal Epidemiology, Fall 2009
  • Logistic Regression and Survival Analysis, Spring 2010
  • Guided Epidemiology Study, Spring 2010
  • Modern Epidemiology, Fall 2008
  • Bayesian Modeling for Biomedical Research, Fall 2010
  • Pharmacoepidemiology, Spring 2011
  • Advanced Epidemiology Seminar, Spring 2011