Patricia F. Coogan, D.Sc.

Patricia CooganSenior Epidemiologist
Slone Epidemiology Center

Research Professor of Epidemiology
Boston University School of Public Health

pcoogan@bu.edu

Education:

M.P.H., 1987, Boston University School of Public Health
D. Sc., 1996, Boston University School of Public Health

Research Interests:

Dr. Coogan’s research interests focus on environmental and societal influences on disease and on pharmacoepidemiology.  She has served as principal or co-investigator on several large case-control studies of medication use and cancer and has published extensively on the relation of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, statins, antidepressants, and other drugs to the risk of colorectal, breast, and other cancers.  Dr. Coogan is a co-investigator on the Black Women’s Health Study (BWHS), a  prospective cohort study of 59,000 African American women, and has led the effort to identify environmental influences on disease in that cohort.  Past studies in this area have included the detailed characterization of the neighborhood built and social environments and the assessment of their influence on physical activity and weight gain. Currently, she is assessing the influence of neighborhood factors on other health outcomes, like asthma and cardiovascular disease. She is also principal investigator of a study of air pollution and the incidence of diabetes and hypertension. Other interests include psychosocial influences on health and their interaction with environmental influences.

Publications

  • Coogan PF, White LF, Yu J, Burnett RT, Seto E, Brook RD, Palmer JR, Rosenberg L, Jerrett M. PM2.5 and diabetes and hypertension incidence in the Black Women’s Health Study. Epidemiology (in press). PMCID: PMC Journal – In Process.
  • Collaborative Group On Epidemiological Studies Of Ovarian Cancer. Menopausal hormone use and ovarian cancer risk: individual participant meta-analysis of 52 epidemiological studies. Lancet 2015;385(9980):1835-42. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(14)61687-1. PMCID: PMC4427760.
  • Cozier YC, Coogan PF, Govender P, Berman JS, Palmer JR, Rosenberg L. Obesity and weight gain in relation to incidence of sarcoidosis in US black women: data from the Black Women’s Health Study. Chest 2015;147(4):1086-93. doi: 10.1378/chest.14-1099. PMCID: PMC4388117.
  • Coogan PF, Castro-Webb N, Yu J, O’Connor GT, Palmer JR, Rosenberg L. Active and passive smoking and the incidence of asthma in the Black Women’s Health Study. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2015;191(2):168-76. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201406-1108OC. PMCID: PMC4347433.
  • Lee EY, Jerrett M, Ross Z, Coogan PF, Seto E. Assessment of traffic-related noise in three cities in the United States. Environ Res 2014;132C:182-9. doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2014.03.005. PMCID: PMC4058403.
  • Cozier YC, Yu J, Coogan PF, Bethea TN, Rosenberg L, Palmer JR. Racism, segregation, and risk of obesity in the Black Women’s Health Study. Am J Epidemiol 2014;179(7):875-83. doi: 10.1093/aje/kwu004. PMCID: PMC3969538.
  • Coogan PF, Yu J, O’Connor GT, Brown TA, Palmer JR, Rosenberg L. Depressive symptoms and the incidence of adult-onset asthma in African American women. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2014;112(4):333-8.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.anai.2013.12.025. PMCID: PMC3972352.
  • Coogan PF, Yu J, O’Connor GT, Brown TA, Cozier YC, Palmer JR, Rosenberg L. Experiences of racism and the incidence of adult-onset asthma. Chest 2014;145(3):480-5. doi: 10.1378/chest.13-0665. PMCID: PMC3941245.
  • Boggs DA, Rosenberg L, Coogan PF, Makambi KH, Adams-Campbell LL, Palmer JR. Restaurant foods, sugar-sweetened soft drinks, and obesity risk among young African American women. Ethn Dis 2013;23(4):445-51. PMCID: PMC3884219.
  • Coogan PF. Calcium-channel blockers and breast cancer: a hypothesis revived [invited commentary]. JAMA Intern Med 2013;173(17):1637-8. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.9069.
  • Coogan PF, Wise LA, O’Connor GT, Brown TA, Palmer JR, Rosenberg L. Abuse during childhood and adolescence and risk of adult-onset asthma in African American women. J Allergy Clin Immunol 2013;131(4):1058-63. doi: 10.1016/j.jaci.2012.10.023. PMCID: PMC3615035.
  • Collaborative Group on Hormonal Factors in Breast Cancer. Menarche, menopause, and breast cancer risk: individual participant meta-analysis, including 118,964 women with breast cancer from 117 epidemiological studies. Lancet Oncol 2012;13(11):1141-51. doi: 10.1016/S1470-2045(12)70425-4.
  • Collaborative Group on Epidemiological Studies of Ovarian Cancer. Ovarian cancer and smoking: individual participant meta-analysis including 28,114 women with ovarian cancer from 51 epidemiological studies. Lancet Oncol 2012;13:946-56. doi: S1470-2045(12)70322-4.
  • Coogan PF, Wise LA, Cozier YC, Palmer JR, Rosenberg L. Lifecourse educational status in relation to weight gain in African American women. Ethn Dis 2012;22:198-206. PMCID: PMC3848417.
  • Collaborative Group on Epidemiological Studies of Ovarian Cancer. Ovarian cancer and body size: individual participant meta-analysis including 25,157 women with ovarian cancer from 47 epidemiological studies. PLoS Med 2012;9(4):e1001200. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001200.
  • Rosenberg L, Coogan PF, Palmer JR. Case-control surveillance. In: Strom BL, Kimmel SE, Hennessy S, eds. Pharmacoepidemiology. 5th ed. West Sussex, UK: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012:287-300.
  • Coogan PF, White LF, Jerrett M, Brook RD, Su JG, Seto E, Burnett R, Palmer JR, Rosenberg L. Air pollution and incidence of hypertension and diabetes in African American women living in Los Angeles. Circulation 2012;125:767-72. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.111.052753. PMCID: PMC3326581.
  • Coogan PF, White LF, Evans SR, Palmer JR, Rosenberg L. The influence of neighborhood socioeconomic status and walkability on TV viewing time. J Phys Act Health 2012;9:1074-9. doi: 2011-0051. PMCID: PMC3786398.
  • Boggs DA, Rosenberg L, Cozier YC, Wise LA, Coogan PF, Ruiz-Narváez EA, Palmer JR. General and abdominal obesity and risk of death among black women. N Engl J Med 2011;365:901-8. PMCID: PMC3206314.
  • Coogan PF, White LF, Evans SR, Adler TJ, Hathaway KM, Palmer JR, Rosenberg L. Longitudinal assessment of urban form and weight gain in African-American women. Am J Prev Med 2011;40(4):411-8. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2010.12.013. PMCID: PMC3059803.
  • Coogan PF, Kelly JP, Strom BL, Rosenberg L. Statin and NSAID use and prostate cancer risk. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 2010;19:752-5. doi: 10.1002/pds.1970. PMCID: PMC2906219.
  • Coogan PF, Cozier YC, Krishnan S, Wise LA, Adams-Campbell LL, Rosenberg L, Palmer JR. Neighborhood socioeconomic status in relation to 10-year weight gain in the Black Women’s Health Study. Obesity (Silver Spring) 2010;18(10):2064-5. doi: 10.1038/oby.2010.69. PMCID: PMC3150561.
  • Krishnan S, Coogan PF, Boggs DA, Rosenberg L, Palmer JR. Consumption of restaurant foods and incidence of type 2 diabetes in African American women. Am J Clin Nutr 2010;91(2):465-71. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.2009.28682. PMCID: PMC2806896.
  • Coogan PF. Non-hormonal medications and chronic diseases. In: Li CI, ed. Breast cancer epidemiology. New York: Springer, 2009:243-60.
  • Zhang Y, Coogan PF, Palmer JR, Strom BL, Rosenberg L. A case-control study of reproductive factors, female hormone use, and risk of pancreatic cancer. Cancer Causes Control 2010;21:473-8. doi: 10.1007/s10552-009-9478-9. PMCID: PMC2895493.
  • Coogan PF, White LF, Adler TJ, Hathaway KM, Palmer JR, Rosenberg L. Prospective study of urban form and physical activity in the Black Women’s Health Study. Am J Epidemiol 2009;170(9):1105-17. doi: 10.1093/aje/kwp264. PMCID: PMC3031349.
  • Coogan PF, Strom BL, Rosenberg L. Antidepressant use and colorectal cancer risk. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 2009;18(11):1111-4. doi: 10.1002/pds.1808. PMCID: PMC2783290.
  • Zhang Y, Coogan PF, Palmer JR, Strom BL, Rosenberg L. Vitamin and mineral use and risk of prostate cancer: the Case-Control Surveillance Study. Cancer Causes Control 2009;20(5):691-8. doi: 10.1007/s10552-008-9282-y. PMCID: PMC2755205.
  • Rosenberg L, Zhang Y, Coogan PF, Palmer JR. A case-control study of oral contraceptive use and incident breast cancer. Am J Epidemiol 2009;169(4):473-9. doi: 10.1093/aje/kwn360. PMCID: PMC2726644.
  • Coogan PF, Strom BL, Rosenberg L. Diuretic use and the risk of breast cancer [research letter]. J Hum Hypertens 2009;23:216-9. doi: 10.1038/jhh.2008.131.
  • Coogan PF, Palmer JR, O’Connor G, Rosenberg L. Body mass index and asthma incidence in the Black Women’s Health Study. J Allergy Clin Immunol 2009;123(1):89-95. doi: 10.1016/j.jaci.2008.09.040. PMCID: PMC2703182.
  • Collaborative Group on Epidemiological Studies of Ovarian Cancer. Ovarian cancer and oral contraceptives: collaborative reanalysis of data from 45 epidemiological studies including 23,257 women with ovarian cancer and 87,303 controls. Lancet 2008;371:303-14.
  • Kelly JP, Coogan P, Strom BL, Rosenberg L.  Lung cancer and regular use of aspirin and nonaspirin nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.  Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 2008;17:322-7.
  • Coogan PF, Strom BL, Rosenberg L. SSRI use and breast cancer risk by hormone receptor status. Breast Cancer Res Treat 2008;109(3):527-31. doi: 10.1007/s10549-007-9664-y.
  • Coogan PF, Rosenberg L.  The use of folic acid antagonists and the risk of colorectal cancer.  Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 2007;16:1111-9.
  • Coogan PF, Smith JA, Rosenberg L.  Statin use and risk of colorectal cancer.  J Natl Cancer Inst 2007;99(1):32-40.
  • Coogan PF, Rosenberg L, Strom BL.  Statin use and the risk of 10 cancers.  Epidemiology 2007;18:213-9.
  • Rosenberg L, Coogan PF, Palmer JR. Case-control surveillance. In: Strom BL, Kimmel SE, eds. Textbook of pharmacoepidemiology. 5th ed. New York: Wiley, 2006:137-49.
  • Coogan PF.  Review of the epidemiological literature on antidepressant use and breast cancer risk.  Expert Rev Neurother 2006;6(9):1363-74.
  • Zhang Y, Coogan PF, Palmer JR, Strom BL, Rosenberg L.  Risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma and use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.  Cancer Detect Prev 2006;30(1):99-101.
  • Coogan PF, Palmer JR, Strom BL, Rosenberg L. Use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and the risk of breast cancer. Am J Epidemiol 2005;162:835-8.
  • Rosenberg L, Coogan PF, Palmer JR. Case-control surveillance. In: Strom BL, ed. Pharmacoepidemiology. 4th ed. New York: Wiley, 2005:185-202.
  • Zhang Y, Coogan PF, Palmer JR, Strom BL, Rosenberg L. Use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and risk of breast cancer: the Case-Control Surveillance Study revisited. Am J Epidemiol 2005;162:165-70.
  • Coogan PF, Zhang Y, Palmer JR, Strom BL, Rosenberg L. Cimetidine and other histamine2-receptor antagonist use in relation to risk of breast cancer. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2005;14:1012-5.
  • Coogan PF, Coogan MA. When worlds collide: observations on the integration of epidemiology and transportation behavioral analysis in the study of walking [commentary]. Am J Health Promot 2004;19:39-44.
  • Coogan PF, Rosenberg L. Impact of a financial incentive on case and control participation in a telephone interview. Am J Epidemiol 2004;160:295-8.
  • Zhang Y, Coogan PF, Palmer JR, Strom BL, Rosenberg L. Cigarette smoking and increased risk of mucinous epithelial ovarian cancer. Am J Epidemiol 2004;159:133-9.
  • Blackman JA, Coogan PF, Rosenberg L, Strom BL, Zauber AG, Palmer JR, Langenberg P, Shapiro S. Estrogen replacement therapy and risk of lung cancer. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 2002;11:561-7.
  • Coogan P, Rosenberg L. Response to Etminan’s letter regarding “Statin use and the risk of breast and prostate cancer” [letter to the editor]. Epidemiology 2002;13:607-8.
  • Coogan PF, Rosenberg L, Palmer JR, Strom BL, Zauber AG, Shapiro S. Statin use and the risk of breast and prostate cancer. Epidemiology 2002;13:262-7.
  • Coogan PF, Geller A, Adams M, Steinberg-Benjes L, Koh HK.  Sun protection practices in pre-adolescents and adolescents:  a school-based survey of nearly 25,000 Connecticut schoolchildren.  J Am Acad Dermatol 2001;44:512-9.
  • Coogan PF, Rosenberg L, Palmer JR, Strom BL, Zauber AG, Stolley PD, Shapiro S. Phenolphthalein laxatives and risk of cancer. J Natl Cancer Inst 2000;92:1943-4.
  • Coogan PF, Rosenberg L, Palmer JR, Strom BL, Stolley PD, Zauber AG, Shapiro S. Risk of ovarian cancer according to use of antidepressants, phenothiazines, and benzodiazepines (United States). Cancer Causes Control 2000;11:839-45.
  • Rosenberg L, Palmer JR, Rao RS, Coogan PF, Strom BL, Zauber AG, Stolley PD, Shapiro S. A case-control study of analgesic use and ovarian cancer. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2000;9:933-7.
  • Coogan PF, Geller A, Adams A.  Prevalence and correlates of smokeless tobacco use among a sample of Connecticut school children.  J Adolesc 2000; 23:129-35.
  • Coogan PF, Rosenberg L, Palmer JR, Strom BL, Zauber AG, Stolley PD, Shapiro S. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and risk of digestive cancers at sites other than the large bowel. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2000;9:119-23.
  • Coogan PF, Rosenberg L, Louik C, Zauber AG, Stolley PD, Strom BL, Shapiro S. NSAIDs and risk of colorectal cancer according to presence or absence of family history of the disease. Cancer Causes Control 2000;11:249-55.
  • Coogan PF, Rao RS, Rosenberg L, Palmer JR, Strom BL, Zauber AG, Stolley PD, Shapiro S. The relationship of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug use to the risk of breast cancer. Prev Med 1999;29:72-6.
  • Clapp RW, Coogan PF.  Leukemia in petroleum refinery workers — a review of recent studies.  New Solutions; 1999;9:375-87.
  • Coogan PF, Aschengrau A.  Occupational physical activity and breast cancer risk in the Upper Cape Cod Cancer Incidence Study.  Am J Ind Med 1999; 36:279-85.
  • Coogan PF, Rosenberg L, Shapiro S, Hoffman M. Lactation and breast carcinoma risk in a South African population. Cancer 1999;86:982-9.
  • Coogan PF, Koh HK, Geller AC, Adams M, Brooks D, Miller DR, Lew RA.  Factors associated with smoking among children and adolescents in Connecticut.  Am J Prev Med 1998;15:17-24.
  • Aschengrau A, Coogan PF, Quinn MM, Cashins LJ.  Occupational exposure to estrogenic chemicals and the occurrence of breast cancer: an exploratory analysis.  Am J Ind Med 1998;34:6-14.
  • Coogan, PF, Aschengrau A.  Exposure to power frequency magnetic fields and risk of breast cancer in the Upper Cape Cod Cancer Incidence Study.  Arch Environ Health 1998;53:359-67.
  • Lambe M, Coogan PF, Baron JA.  Reproductive factors and risk of brain cancer.  Int J Cancer 1997;72:389-93.
  • Coogan PF, Newcomb PA, Clapp RW, Trentham-Dietz A, Baron JA, Longnecker M.  Physical activity in usual occupation and breast cancer risk.  Cancer Causes Control 1997;8:626-31.
  • Coogan PF, Clapp R, Newcomb P, Wenzl T, Bogdan G, Mittendorf F, Baron J, Longnecker M.  Occupational exposure to 60 Hz magnetic fields and risk of breast cancer in women.  Epidemiology 1996;7:459-64.
  • Coogan PF, Clapp R, Newcomb P, Bogdan G, Mittendorf R, Baron JA, Longnecker M.  Variation in breast cancer risk by occupation.  Am J Ind Med 1996;30:430-7.
  • Aschengrau A, Ozonoff D, Coogan P, Vezina R, Heeren T, Zhang Y.  Cancer risk and residential proximity to cranberry cultivation in Massachusetts.  Am J Public Health 1996;86:1289-96.
  • Coogan P, Baron J, Lambe M.  Pituitary cancer and parity.  J Natl Cancer Inst 1995;87:1410-1.
  • Proctor SP, Clapp RW, Coogan PF.  Prevalence of depressive symptoms in a survey of aluminum workers.  New Solutions 1995;5(4):43-52.
  • Paulu CA, Ozonoff DM, Coogan P, Wartenberg D.  Making environmental data accessible for public health aims: The Massachusetts Environmental Database Project.  Public Health Rep 1995;111:776-83.
  • Anderson R, Coogan P.  Bioassay of indoor air for irritant effects. Environ Technol 1994;15:813-22.
  • Ozonoff D, Aschengrau A, Coogan P.  Cancer in the vicinity of a Department of Defense superfund site in Massachusetts.  Toxicol Ind Health 1994;10(3):119-41.
  • Aschengrau A, Ozonoff D, Paulu C, Coogan P, Vezina R, Heeren T, Zhang Y.  Cancer risk and tetrachloroethylene (PCE) contaminated drinking water in Massachusetts.  Arch Environ Health 1993;48:284-92.
  • Wartenberg D, Uchrin C, Coogan P.  Estimating exposure using kriging: a simulation study.  Environ Health Perspect 1991;94:75-82.