Fredrick R. Schumacher, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor
Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences
School of Medicine
Co-Leader
Cancer Prevention
Control & Population Research Program
Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
Faculty
Cleveland Institute for Computational Biology

As a genetic epidemiologist, Dr. Fredrick R. Schumacher’s research interests are in three major areas: deciphering the inherited genetic architecture of complex traits; assessing the shared genetic etiology of complex phenotypes to elucidate the underlying biology; and determining the clinical impact of inherited variation. His primary research focus is on cancer, particularly prostate cancer. He is an international leader in the study of the role of germline genetics in cancer susceptibility and progression. For more than a decade, he has led large multi-study consortia within and across cancers (i.e. Breast and Prostate Cancer Cohort Consortium, NCI GAME-ON, etc.). These consortia have enabled the discovery of cancer genetic risk factors, the generalizability of genetic effects among non-European ancestral populations, and the evaluative utility of genetics in cancer risk prediction.

Teaching Information

Courses Taught

Introduction to Evidence-Based Medicine PAST 452, Case Western Reserve University
Fundamental Biostatistics to Enhance Research Rigor and Responsibility IBMS 450, Case Western Reserve University
Fundamentals of Medical Science: Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Southern California
Nutrition and Health, University of Southern California
Introduction to Biostatistics

Research Information

Research Interests

My research interests as a genetic epidemiologist focuses on three major areas – deciphering the inherited genetic architecture of complex traits, assessing the shared genetic etiology of complex phenotypes to elucidate the underlying biology, and ascertaining the clinical impact of inherited genetics. My major research interest is cancer, particularly prostate cancer. As an independent researcher I have established myself as an international leader studying the role of germline genetics in cancer susceptibility and progression.

My research has made several impactful discoveries in the field of cancer epidemiology, including the identification of multiple novel genomic regions associated with cancer (i.e. 8q24 in prostate cancer, UCK2 in testicular cancer, etc.) and the impact of germline genetics in risk prediction models of cancer. Furthermore, my involvement creating and organizing large multi-study consortia within and across cancers (i.e. Breast and Prostate Cancer Cohort Consortium, NCI GAME-ON, etc.) has enabled the discovery of cancer genetic risk factors, the generalizability of genetic effects among non-White populations, and evaluated the utility of genetics in cancer risk prediction.

Professional Memberships

American Association for Cancer Research
International Genetic Epidemiology Society
American Society of Human Genetics
NCI SeqSPACE, Co-Chair
ELLIPSE Consortium, Co-Chair Risk Prediction
American Society of Preventive Oncology

Publications

  1. Archambault, AN, Su, YR, Jeon, J, Thomas, M, Lin, Y, Conti, DV, Win, AK, Sakoda, LC, Lansdorp-Vogelaar, I, Peterse, EFP, Zauber, AG, Duggan, D, Holowatyj, AN, Huyghe, JR, Brenner, H, Cotterchio, M, Bézieau, S, Schmit, SL, Edlund, CK, Southey, MC, MacInnis, RJ, Campbell, PT, Chang-Claude, J, Slattery, ML, Chan, AT, Joshi, AD, Song, M, Cao, Y, Woods, MO, White, E, Weinstein, SJ, Ulrich, CM, Hoffmeister, M, Bien, SA, Harrison, TA, Hampe, J, Li, CI, Schafmayer, C, Offit, K, Pharoah, PD, Moreno, V, Lindblom, A, Wolk, A, Wu, AH, Li, L, Gunter, MJ, Gsur, A, Keku, TO, Pearlman, R, Bishop, DT, Castellví-Bel, S, Moreira, L, Vodicka, P, Kampman, E, Giles, GG, Albanes, D, Baron, JA, Berndt, SI, Brezina, S, Buch, S, Buchanan, DD, Trichopoulou, A, Severi, G, Chirlaque, MD, Sánchez, MJ, Palli, D, Kühn, T, Murphy, N, Cross, AJ, Burnett-Hartman, AN, Chanock, SJ, de la Chapelle, A, Easton, DF, Elliott, F, English, DR, Feskens, EJM, FitzGerald, LM, Goodman, PJ, Hopper, JL, Hudson, TJ, Hunter, DJ, Jacobs, EJ, Joshu, CE, Küry, S, Markowitz, SD, Milne, RL, Platz, EA, Rennert, G, Rennert, HS, Schumacher, FR, Sandler, RS, Seminara, D, Tangen, CM, Thibodeau, SN, Toland, AE, van Duijnhoven, FJB, Visvanathan, K, Vodickova, L, Potter, JD, Männistö, S, Weigl, K, Figueiredo, J, Martín, V, Larsson, SC, Parfrey, PS, Huang, WY, Lenz, HJ, Castelao, JE, Gago-Dominguez, M, Muñoz-Garzón, V, Mancao, C, Haiman, CA, Wilkens, LR, Siegel, E, Barry, E, Younghusband, B, Van Guelpen, B, Harlid, S, Zeleniuch-Jacquotte, A, Liang, PS, Du, M, Casey, G, Lindor, NM, Le Marchand, L, Gallinger, SJ, Jenkins, MA, Newcomb, PA, Gruber, SB, Schoen, RE, Hampel, H, Corley, DA, Hsu, L, Peters, U, Hayes, RB. Cumulative Burden of Colorectal Cancer-Associated Genetic Variants Is More Strongly Associated With Early-Onset vs Late-Onset Cancer. Gastroenterology 2020; 158 (5): 1274-1286.e12. PubMed PMID:31866242 PubMed Central PMC7103489.
  2. Jiang, X, Finucane, HK, Schumacher, FR, Schmit, SL, Tyrer, JP, Han, Y, Michailidou, K, Lesseur, C, Kuchenbaecker, KB, Dennis, J, Conti, DV, Casey, G, Gaudet, MM, Huyghe, JR, Albanes, D, Aldrich, MC, Andrew, AS, Andrulis, IL, Anton-Culver, H, Antoniou, AC, Antonenkova, NN, Arnold, SM, Aronson, KJ, Arun, BK, Bandera, EV, Barkardottir, RB, Barnes, DR, Batra, J, Beckmann, MW, Benitez, J, Benlloch, S, Berchuck, A, Berndt, SI, Bickeböller, H, Bien, SA, Blomqvist, C, Boccia, S, Bogdanova, NV, Bojesen, SE, Bolla, MK, Brauch, H, Brenner, H, Brenton, JD, Brook, MN, Brunet, J, Brunnström, H, Buchanan, DD, Burwinkel, B, Butzow, R, Cadoni, G, Caldés, T, Caligo, MA, Campbell, I, Campbell, PT, Cancel-Tassin, G, Cannon-Albright, L, Campa, D, Caporaso, N, Carvalho, AL, Chan, AT, Chang-Claude, J, Chanock, SJ, Chen, C, Christiani, DC, Claes, KBM, Claessens, F, Clements, J, Collée, JM, Correa, MC, Couch, FJ, Cox, A, Cunningham, JM, Cybulski, C, Czene, K, Daly, MB, deFazio, A, Devilee, P, Diez, O, Gago-Dominguez, M, Donovan, JL, Dörk, T, Duell, EJ, Dunning, AM, Dwek, M, Eccles, DM, Edlund, CK, Edwards, DRV, Ellberg, C, Evans, DG, Fasching, PA, Ferris, RL, Liloglou, T, Figueiredo, JC, Fletcher, O, Fortner, RT, Fostira, F, Franceschi, S, Friedman, E, Gallinger, SJ, Ganz, PA, Garber, J, García-Sáenz, JA, Gayther, SA, Giles, GG, Godwin, AK, Goldberg, MS, Goldgar, DE, Goode, EL, Goodman, MT, Goodman, G, Grankvist, K, Greene, MH, Gronberg, H, Gronwald, J, Guénel, P, Håkansson, N, Hall, P, Hamann, U, Hamdy, FC, Hamilton, RJ, Hampe, J, Haugen, A, Heitz, F, Herrero, R, Hillemanns, P, Hoffmeister, M, Høgdall, E, Hong, YC, Hopper, JL, Houlston, R, Hulick, PJ, Hunter, DJ, Huntsman, DG, Idos, G, Imyanitov, EN, Ingles, SA, Isaacs, C, Jakubowska, A, James, P, Jenkins, MA, Johansson, M, Johansson, M, John, EM, Joshi, AD, Kaneva, R, Karlan, BY, Kelemen, LE, Kühl, T, Khaw, KT, Khusnutdinova, E, Kibel, AS, Kiemeney, LA, Kim, J, Kjaer, SK, Knight, JA, Kogevinas, M, Kote-Jarai, Z, Koutros, S, Kristensen, VN, Kupryjanczyk, J, Lacko, M, Lam, S, Lambrechts, D, Landi, MT, Lazarus, P, Le, ND, Lee, E, Lejbkowicz, F, Lenz, HJ, Leslie, G, Lessel, D, Lester, J, Levine, DA, Li, L, Li, CI, Lindblom, A, Lindor, NM, Liu, G, Loupakis, F, Lubiński, J, Maehle, L, Maier, C, Mannermaa, A, Marchand, LL, Margolin, S, May, T, McGuffog, L, Meindl, A, Middha, P, Miller, A, Milne, RL, MacInnis, RJ, Modugno, F, Montagna, M, Moreno, V, Moysich, KB, Mucci, L, Muir, K, Mulligan, AM, Nathanson, KL, Neal, DE, Ness, AR, Neuhausen, SL, Nevanlinna, H, Newcomb, PA, Newcomb, LF, Nielsen, FC, Nikitina-Zake, L, Nordestgaard, BG, Nussbaum, RL, Offit, K, Olah, E, Olama, AAA, Olopade, OI, Olshan, AF, Olsson, H, Osorio, A, Pandha, H, Park, JY, Pashayan, N, Parsons, MT, Pejovic, T, Penney, KL, Peters, WHM, Phelan, CM, Phipps, AI, Plaseska-Karanfilska, D, Pring, M, Prokofyeva, D, Radice, P, Stefansson, K, Ramus, SJ, Raskin, L, Rennert, G, Rennert, HS, van Rensburg, EJ, Riggan, MJ, Risch, HA, Risch, A, Roobol, MJ, Rosenstein, BS, Rossing, MA, De Ruyck, K, Saloustros, E, Sandler, DP, Sawyer, EJ, Schabath, MB, Schleutker, J, Schmidt, MK, Setiawan, VW, Shen, H, Siegel, EM, Sieh, W, Singer, CF, Slattery, ML, Sorensen, KD, Southey, MC, Spurdle, AB, Stanford, JL, Stevens, VL, Stintzing, S, Stone, J, Sundfeldt, K, Sutphen, R, Swerdlow, AJ, Tajara, EH, Tangen, CM, Tardon, A, Taylor, JA, Teare, MD, Teixeira, MR, Terry, MB, Terry, KL, Thibodeau, SN, Thomassen, M, Bjørge, L, Tischkowitz, M, Toland, AE, Torres, D, Townsend, PA, Travis, RC, Tung, N, Tworoger, SS, Ulrich, CM, Usmani, N, Vachon, CM, Van Nieuwenhuysen, E, Vega, A, Aguado-Barrera, ME, Wang, Q, Webb, PM, Weinberg, CR, Weinstein, S, Weissler, MC, Weitzel, JN, West, CML, White, E, Whittemore, AS, Wichmann, HE, Wiklund, F, Winqvist, R, Wolk, A, Woll, P, Woods, M, Wu, AH, Wu, X, Yannoukakos, D, Zheng, W, Zienolddiny, S, Ziogas, A, Zorn, KK, Lane, JM, Saxena, R, Thomas, D, Hung, RJ, Diergaarde, B, McKay, J, Peters, U, Hsu, L, García-Closas, M, Eeles, RA, Chenevix-Trench, G, Brennan, PJ, Haiman, CA, Simard, J, Easton, DF, Gruber, SB, Pharoah, PDP, Price, AL, Pasaniuc, B, Amos, CI, Kraft, P, Lindström, S. Publisher Correction: Shared heritability and functional enrichment across six solid cancers. Nat Commun 2019; 10 (1): 4386. PubMed PMID:31548585 PubMed Central PMC6757065.
  3. Wang, J, Asante, I, Baron, JA, Figueiredo, JC, Haile, R, Joan Levine, A, Newcomb, PA, Templeton, AS, Schumacher, FR, Louie, SG, Casey, G, Conti, DV. Genome-wide association study of circulating folate one-carbon metabolites. Genet. Epidemiol. 2019; 43 (8): 1030-1045. PubMed PMID:31502714 PubMed Central PMC6829035.
  4. Escala-Garcia, M, Guo, Q, Dörk, T, Canisius, S, Keeman, R, Dennis, J, Beesley, J, Lecarpentier, J, Bolla, MK, Wang, Q, Abraham, J, Andrulis, IL, Anton-Culver, H, Arndt, V, Auer, PL, Beckmann, MW, Behrens, S, Benitez, J, Bermisheva, M, Bernstein, L, Blomqvist, C, Boeckx, B, Bojesen, SE, Bonanni, B, Børresen-Dale, AL, Brauch, H, Brenner, H, Brentnall, A, Brinton, L, Broberg, P, Brock, IW, Brucker, SY, Burwinkel, B, Caldas, C, Caldés, T, Campa, D, Canzian, F, Carracedo, A, Carter, BD, Castelao, JE, Chang-Claude, J, Chanock, SJ, Chenevix-Trench, G, Cheng, TD, Chin, SF, Clarke, CL, NBCS Collaborators, Cordina-Duverger, E, Couch, FJ, Cox, DG, Cox, A, Cross, SS, Czene, K, Daly, MB, Devilee, P, Dunn, JA, Dunning, AM, Durcan, L, Dwek, M, Earl, HM, Ekici, AB, Eliassen, AH, Ellberg, C, Engel, C, Eriksson, M, Evans, DG, Figueroa, J, Flesch-Janys, D, Flyger, H, Gabrielson, M, Gago-Dominguez, M, Galle, E, Gapstur, SM, García-Closas, M, García-Sáenz, JA, Gaudet, MM, George, A, Georgoulias, V, Giles, GG, Glendon, G, Goldgar, DE, González-Neira, A, Alnæs, GIG, Grip, M, Guénel, P, Haeberle, L, Hahnen, E, Haiman, CA, Håkansson, N, Hall, P, Hamann, U, Hankinson, S, Harkness, EF, Harrington, PA, Hart, SN, Hartikainen, JM, Hein, A, Hillemanns, P, Hiller, L, Holleczek, B, Hollestelle, A, Hooning, MJ, Hoover, RN, Hopper, JL, Howell, A, Huang, G, Humphreys, K, Hunter, DJ, Janni, W, John, EM, Jones, ME, Jukkola-Vuorinen, A, Jung, A, Kaaks, R, Kabisch, M, Kaczmarek, K, Kerin, MJ, Khan, S, Khusnutdinova, E, Kiiski, JI, Kitahara, CM, Knight, JA, Ko, YD, Koppert, LB, Kosma, VM, Kraft, P, Kristensen, VN, Krüger, U, Kühl, T, Lambrechts, D, Le Marchand, L, Lee, E, Lejbkowicz, F, Li, L, Lindblom, A, Lindström, S, Linet, M, Lissowska, J, Lo, WY, Loibl, S, Lubiński, J, Lux, MP, MacInnis, RJ, Maierthaler, M, Maishman, T, Makalic, E, Mannermaa, A, Manoochehri, M, Manoukian, S, Margolin, S, Martinez, ME, Mavroudis, D, McLean, C, Meindl, A, Middha, P, Miller, N, Milne, RL, Moreno, F, Mulligan, AM, Mulot, C, Nassir, R, Neuhausen, SL, Newman, WT, Nielsen, SF, Nordestgaard, BG, Norman, A, Olsson, H, Orr, N, Pankratz, VS, Park-Simon, TW, Perez, JIA, Pérez-Barrios, C, Peterlongo, P, Petridis, C, Pinchev, M, Prajzendanc, K, Prentice, R, Presneau, N, Prokofieva, D, Pylkäs, K, Rack, B, Radice, P, Ramachandran, D, Rennert, G, Rennert, HS, Rhenius, V, Romero, A, Roylance, R, Saloustros, E, Sawyer, EJ, Schmidt, DF, Schmutzler, RK, Schneeweiss, A, Schoemaker, MJ, Schumacher, F, Schwentner, L, Scott, RJ, Scott, C, Seynaeve, C, Shah, M, Simard, J, Smeets, A, Sohn, C, Southey, MC, Swerdlow, AJ, Talhouk, A, Tamimi, RM, Tapper, WJ, Teixeira, MR, Tengström, M, Terry, MB, Thöne, K, Tollenaar, RAEM, Tomlinson, I, Torres, D, Truong, T, Turman, C, Turnbull, C, Ulmer, HU, Untch, M, Vachon, C, van Asperen, CJ, van den Ouweland, AMW, van Veen, EM, Wendt, C, Whittemore, AS, Willett, W, Winqvist, R, Wolk, A, Yang, XR, Zhang, Y, Easton, DF, Fasching, PA, Nevanlinna, H, Eccles, DM, Pharoah, PDP, Schmidt, MK. Genome-wide association study of germline variants and breast cancer-specific mortality. Br. J. Cancer 2019; 120 (6): 647-657. PubMed PMID:30787463 PubMed Central PMC6461853.
  5. Jiang, X, Finucane, HK, Schumacher, FR, Schmit, SL, Tyrer, JP, Han, Y, Michailidou, K, Lesseur, C, Kuchenbaecker, KB, Dennis, J, Conti, DV, Casey, G, Gaudet, MM, Huyghe, JR, Albanes, D, Aldrich, MC, Andrew, AS, Andrulis, IL, Anton-Culver, H, Antoniou, AC, Antonenkova, NN, Arnold, SM, Aronson, KJ, Arun, BK, Bandera, EV, Barkardottir, RB, Barnes, DR, Batra, J, Beckmann, MW, Benitez, J, Benlloch, S, Berchuck, A, Berndt, SI, Bickeböller, H, Bien, SA, Blomqvist, C, Boccia, S, Bogdanova, NV, Bojesen, SE, Bolla, MK, Brauch, H, Brenner, H, Brenton, JD, Brook, MN, Brunet, J, Brunnström, H, Buchanan, DD, Burwinkel, B, Butzow, R, Cadoni, G, Caldés, T, Caligo, MA, Campbell, I, Campbell, PT, Cancel-Tassin, G, Cannon-Albright, L, Campa, D, Caporaso, N, Carvalho, AL, Chan, AT, Chang-Claude, J, Chanock, SJ, Chen, C, Christiani, DC, Claes, KBM, Claessens, F, Clements, J, Collée, JM, Correa, MC, Couch, FJ, Cox, A, Cunningham, JM, Cybulski, C, Czene, K, Daly, MB, deFazio, A, Devilee, P, Diez, O, Gago-Dominguez, M, Donovan, JL, Dörk, T, Duell, EJ, Dunning, AM, Dwek, M, Eccles, DM, Edlund, CK, Edwards, DRV, Ellberg, C, Evans, DG, Fasching, PA, Ferris, RL, Liloglou, T, Figueiredo, JC, Fletcher, O, Fortner, RT, Fostira, F, Franceschi, S, Friedman, E, Gallinger, SJ, Ganz, PA, Garber, J, García-Sáenz, JA, Gayther, SA, Giles, GG, Godwin, AK, Goldberg, MS, Goldgar, DE, Goode, EL, Goodman, MT, Goodman, G, Grankvist, K, Greene, MH, Gronberg, H, Gronwald, J, Guénel, P, Håkansson, N, Hall, P, Hamann, U, Hamdy, FC, Hamilton, RJ, Hampe, J, Haugen, A, Heitz, F, Herrero, R, Hillemanns, P, Hoffmeister, M, Høgdall, E, Hong, YC, Hopper, JL, Houlston, R, Hulick, PJ, Hunter, DJ, Huntsman, DG, Idos, G, Imyanitov, EN, Ingles, SA, Isaacs, C, Jakubowska, A, James, P, Jenkins, MA, Johansson, M, Johansson, M, John, EM, Joshi, AD, Kaneva, R, Karlan, BY, Kelemen, LE, Kühl, T, Khaw, KT, Khusnutdinova, E, Kibel, AS, Kiemeney, LA, Kim, J, Kjaer, SK, Knight, JA, Kogevinas, M, Kote-Jarai, Z, Koutros, S, Kristensen, VN, Kupryjanczyk, J, Lacko, M, Lam, S, Lambrechts, D, Landi, MT, Lazarus, P, Le, ND, Lee, E, Lejbkowicz, F, Lenz, HJ, Leslie, G, Lessel, D, Lester, J, Levine, DA, Li, L, Li, CI, Lindblom, A, Lindor, NM, Liu, G, Loupakis, F, Lubiński, J, Maehle, L, Maier, C, Mannermaa, A, Marchand, LL, Margolin, S, May, T, McGuffog, L, Meindl, A, Middha, P, Miller, A, Milne, RL, MacInnis, RJ, Modugno, F, Montagna, M, Moreno, V, Moysich, KB, Mucci, L, Muir, K, Mulligan, AM, Nathanson, KL, Neal, DE, Ness, AR, Neuhausen, SL, Nevanlinna, H, Newcomb, PA, Newcomb, LF, Nielsen, FC, Nikitina-Zake, L, Nordestgaard, BG, Nussbaum, RL, Offit, K, Olah, E, Olama, AAA, Olopade, OI, Olshan, AF, Olsson, H, Osorio, A, Pandha, H, Park, JY, Pashayan, N, Parsons, MT, Pejovic, T, Penney, KL, Peters, WHM, Phelan, CM, Phipps, AI, Plaseska-Karanfilska, D, Pring, M, Prokofyeva, D, Radice, P, Stefansson, K, Ramus, SJ, Raskin, L, Rennert, G, Rennert, HS, van Rensburg, EJ, Riggan, MJ, Risch, HA, Risch, A, Roobol, MJ, Rosenstein, BS, Rossing, MA, De Ruyck, K, Saloustros, E, Sandler, DP, Sawyer, EJ, Schabath, MB, Schleutker, J, Schmidt, MK, Setiawan, VW, Shen, H, Siegel, EM, Sieh, W, Singer, CF, Slattery, ML, Sorensen, KD, Southey, MC, Spurdle, AB, Stanford, JL, Stevens, VL, Stintzing, S, Stone, J, Sundfeldt, K, Sutphen, R, Swerdlow, AJ, Tajara, EH, Tangen, CM, Tardon, A, Taylor, JA, Teare, MD, Teixeira, MR, Terry, MB, Terry, KL, Thibodeau, SN, Thomassen, M, Bjørge, L, Tischkowitz, M, Toland, AE, Torres, D, Townsend, PA, Travis, RC, Tung, N, Tworoger, SS, Ulrich, CM, Usmani, N, Vachon, CM, Van Nieuwenhuysen, E, Vega, A, Aguado-Barrera, ME, Wang, Q, Webb, PM, Weinberg, CR, Weinstein, S, Weissler, MC, Weitzel, JN, West, CML, White, E, Whittemore, AS, Wichmann, HE, Wiklund, F, Winqvist, R, Wolk, A, Woll, P, Woods, M, Wu, AH, Wu, X, Yannoukakos, D, Zheng, W, Zienolddiny, S, Ziogas, A, Zorn, KK, Lane, JM, Saxena, R, Thomas, D, Hung, RJ, Diergaarde, B, McKay, J, Peters, U, Hsu, L, García-Closas, M, Eeles, RA, Chenevix-Trench, G, Brennan, PJ, Haiman, CA, Simard, J, Easton, DF, Gruber, SB, Pharoah, PDP, Price, AL, Pasaniuc, B, Amos, CI, Kraft, P, Lindström, S. Shared heritability and functional enrichment across six solid cancers. Nat Commun 2019; 10 (1): 431. PubMed PMID:30683880 PubMed Central PMC6347624.
  6. Matejcic, M, Saunders, EJ, Dadaev, T, Brook, MN, Wang, K, Sheng, X, Olama, AAA, Schumacher, FR, Ingles, SA, Govindasami, K, Benlloch, S, Berndt, SI, Albanes, D, Koutros, S, Muir, K, Stevens, VL, Gapstur, SM, Tangen, CM, Batra, J, Clements, J, Gronberg, H, Pashayan, N, Schleutker, J, Wolk, A, West, C, Mucci, L, Kraft, P, Cancel-Tassin, G, Sorensen, KD, Maehle, L, Grindedal, EM, Strom, SS, Neal, DE, Hamdy, FC, Donovan, JL, Travis, RC, Hamilton, RJ, Rosenstein, B, Lu, YJ, Giles, GG, Kibel, AS, Vega, A, Bensen, JT, Kogevinas, M, Penney, KL, Park, JY, Stanford, JL, Cybulski, C, Nordestgaard, BG, Brenner, H, Maier, C, Kim, J, Teixeira, MR, Neuhausen, SL, De Ruyck, K, Razack, A, Newcomb, LF, Lessel, D, Kaneva, R, Usmani, N, Claessens, F, Townsend, PA, Gago-Dominguez, M, Roobol, MJ, Menegaux, F, Khaw, KT, Cannon-Albright, LA, Pandha, H, Thibodeau, SN, Schaid, DJ, PRACTICAL Consortium, Wiklund, F, Chanock, SJ, Easton, DF, Eeles, RA, Kote-Jarai, Z, Conti, DV, Haiman, CA. Author Correction: Germline variation at 8q24 and prostate cancer risk in men of European ancestry. Nat Commun 2019; 10 (1): 382. PubMed PMID:30655571 PubMed Central PMC6336778.
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Publishing impact  

Metrics from Web of Science/publons and Scopus/SciVal: 

  • H-index: 48
  • Total publications: 225
  • Total citations:  13,206
  • Publications in top-tier journals: 79% 
  • Collaborative publishing national/international: 16%/84%

Editorial roles

Occasional review responsibilities for:  

  • PLoS Genetics
  • PLoS One
  • Cancer, Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention
  • Cancer Research
  • American Journal of Human Genetics

Education

Post-doctoral Fellowship
Harvard School of Public Health
2008
Post-doctoral Fellowship
Channing Laboratory at Brigham Women’s Hospital
2008
Ph.D.
Molecular and Genetic Epidemiology
Case Western Reserve University
2009
M.P.H.
Genetic Epidemiology
Case Western Reserve University
2004
B.S.
Nutritional Sciences
Cornell University
1997

Additional Information

Professional Appointments:

  • Associate Professor, Department of Population & Quantitative Health Sciences, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, 2017-Present
  • Member, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, Cancer Prevention, Control & Population Research, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, 2016-Present
  • Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Population & Quantitative Health Sciences, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, 2016-2017
  • Associate Professor Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, 2015-2016
  • Member, Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, Cancer Control Research Program, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, 2008-2016
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, 2008-2015

Contributions to science:

  • Identified multiple novel genomic regions associated with prostate, testicular and breast cancer; discoveries based on incorporating genome-wide association studies (GWAS) with cancer epidemiology
  • Expanding the use of GWAS through combined studies of varying design, which provides the power to evaluate candidate gene pathways, incorporate related biomarkers, and assess cancer sub-types
  • Exploring the potential biological overlap of complex traits and conditions (such as diabetes) with cancer. This may provide better understanding of the cancer initiation process and may highlight several areas for potential disease risk reduction.
  • Development and implantation of polygenic risk scores to improve screening modalities and treatment paradigms

Active grants:

  • NIH/NCI R01: Comprehensive colorectal cancer risk prediction to inform personalized screening 
  • NIH/NCI P01: Genetic determinants of Barrett’s esophagus and esophageal adenocarcinoma
  • NIH/NCI U01: Quantifying and characterizing the shared genetic contribution to common cancers
  • NIH/NCI U01: Imputation-based approach to identify low frequency variants in prostate cancer
  • NIH/NCI P01: Obesity, body fat distribution and cancer risk in the MEC
  • NIH/NHGRI U01: Epidemiology studies of putative functional variation in multiethnic cohort

Student and mentee totals, over Case Western Reserve University career/full academic career:

  • PhD:  6/12               
  • Post-doc:  1/2  
  • A sampling of Case Western Reserve PhD graduates and postdoctoral fellows’ current careers:  
    • University of Southern California, Instructor
    • Moffitt Cancer Center, Assistant Member
    • MedStar Hospital, Georgetown/Washington Hospital Center, Surgery Resident