Lynn A. Rosenberg, PhD

Professor, Epidemiology
Lynn Rosenberg
(617) 734-6006lrosenbe@bu.edu
Slone Epidemiology Center
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Biography

Dr. Rosenberg’s research has been in the areas of cancer epidemiology, cardiovascular epidemiology, and drug epidemiology, with an emphasis on women’s health, particularly that of African American women. She has carried out multiple studies of risk factors for cancers, including cancer of the breast, cervix, and colon, and for myocardial infarction. Particular interests have been the health effects of oral and injectable contraceptives and of noncontraceptive estrogens. Several important hypotheses have been raised by her studies: that alcohol consumption increases the incidence of breast cancer and that use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs decreases the incidence of large bowel cancer. Both hypotheses were subsequently confirmed in numerous studies. She is PI of the Black Women’s Health Study, the largest follow-up study of the health of African-American women yet conducted. The study has followed 59,000 black women from across the U.S. since 1995. The study has published 100 manuscripts on genetic and nongenetic risk factors for breast cancer, hypertension, diabetes, systemic lupus erythematosus, uterine fibroids, sarcoidosis, preterm birth, obesity, and mortality.  

Other Positions

  • Center Faculty Member, Slone Epidemiology Center, Boston University School of Public Health

Education

  • Harvard University, ScD
  • Harvard University, MS
  • Boston University, MS
  • Barnard College, BA

Publications

  • Published on 10/6/2020

    Sheehy S, Palmer JR, Rosenberg L. High Consumption of Red Meat Is Associated with Excess Mortality Among African-American Women. J Nutr. 2020 Oct 06. PMID: 33024986.

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  • Published on 6/29/2020

    Sponholtz TR, Bethea TN, Ruiz-Narváez EA, Boynton-Jarrett R, Palmer JR, Rosenberg L, Wise LA. Night Shift Work and Fecundability in Late Reproductive-Aged African American Women. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2020 Jun 29. PMID: 32598212.

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  • Published on 6/21/2019

    Lu D, Palmer JR, Rosenberg L, Shields AE, Orr EH, DeVivo I, Cozier YC. Perceived racism in relation to telomere length among African American women in the Black Women's Health Study. Ann Epidemiol. 2019 08; 36:33-39. PMID: 31387775.

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  • Published on 11/29/2018

    Barber LE, Bertrand KA, Rosenberg L, Battaglia TA, Palmer JR. Pre- and perinatal factors and incidence of breast cancer in the Black Women's Health Study. Cancer Causes Control. 2019 Jan; 30(1):87-95. PMID: 30498869.

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  • Published on 2/23/2018

    Sponholtz TR, Palmer JR, Rosenberg LA, Hatch EE, Adams-Campbell LL, Wise LA. Exogenous Hormone Use and Endometrial Cancer in U.S. Black Women. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2018 05; 27(5):558-565. PMID: 29475971.

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  • Published on 1/16/2018

    Hong CC, Sucheston-Campbell LE, Liu S, Hu Q, Yao S, Lunetta KL, Haddad SA, Ruiz-Narváez EA, Bensen JT, Cheng TD, Bandera EV, Rosenberg LA, Haiman CA, Lee K, Evans SS, Abrams SI, Repasky EA, Olshan AF, Palmer JR, Ambrosone CB. Genetic Variants in Immune-Related Pathways and Breast Cancer Risk in African American Women in the AMBER Consortium. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2018 03; 27(3):321-330. PMID: 29339359.

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  • Published on 9/13/2017

    Chollet-Hinton L, Olshan AF, Nichols HB, Anders CK, Lund JL, Allott EH, Bethea TN, Hong CC, Cohen SM, Khoury T, Zirpoli GR, Borges VF, Rosenberg LA, Bandera EV, Ambrosone CB, Palmer JR, Troester MA. Biology and Etiology of Young-Onset Breast Cancers among Premenopausal African American Women: Results from the AMBER Consortium. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2017 Dec; 26(12):1722-1729. PMID: 28903991.

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  • Published on 8/15/2017

    Bacon KL, Stuver SO, Cozier YC, Palmer JR, Rosenberg L, Ruiz-Narváez EA. Perceived racism and incident diabetes in the Black Women's Health Study. Diabetologia. 2017 Nov; 60(11):2221-2225. PMID: 28812096.

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  • Published on 3/30/2017

    Sponholtz TR, Palmer JR, Rosenberg L, Hatch EE, Adams-Campbell LL, Wise LA. Reproductive factors and incidence of endometrial cancer in U.S. black women. Cancer Causes Control. 2017 Jun; 28(6):579-588. PMID: 28361447.

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  • Published on 1/15/2017

    Heaton B, Gordon NB, Garcia RI, Rosenberg L, Rich S, Fox MP, Cozier YC. A Clinical Validation of Self-Reported Periodontitis Among Participants in the Black Women's Health Study. J Periodontol. 2017 Jun; 88(6):582-592. PMID: 28088874.

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