Category: Black Women’s Health Study News

Vitamin D status and colon cancer risk in the BWHS

Prior research has shown that Vitamin D levels are generally lower in Black populations; now BWHS research suggests that low vitamin D levels may contribute to the higher rate of colorectal cancer among Black women. Read more about this important research on Barber LE, Bertrand KA, Petrick JL, Gerlovin H, White LF, Adams-Campbell LL, […]

Researcher studying ways to reduce health disparities for Black women dealing with insomnia

Black women are among those most likely to have insomnia, according to Lynn Rosenberg, ScD, associate director of Boston University’s Slone Epidemiology Center and a principal investigator of the Black Women’s Health Study (BWHS). Rosenberg has been awarded a three-year $2,225,495 grant from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study this. The study will […]