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Karin B. Michels, MPH, PhD, ScD

Harvard T.H. Chan School Of Public Health

Harvard T.H. Chan School Of Public Health

Karin B. Michels, MPH, PhD, ScD

Harvard T.H. Chan School Of Public Health

EDUCATIONAL TITLES

  • Associate Professor, Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School Of Public Health
  • Associate Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Brigham And Women's Hospital

DF/HCC PROGRAM AFFILIATION

Publications

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  • Townsend MK, Aschard H, De Vivo I, Michels KB, Kraft P. Genomics, Telomere Length, Epigenetics, and Metabolomics in the Nurses' Health Studies. Am J Public Health 2016; 106:1663-8. PubMed
  • Warner ET, Hu R, Collins LC, Beck AH, Schnitt S, Rosner B, Eliassen AH, Michels KB, Willett WC, Tamimi RM. Height and Body Size in Childhood, Adolescence, and Young Adulthood and Breast Cancer Risk According to Molecular Subtype in the Nurses' Health Studies. Cancer Prev Res (Phila Pa) 2016; 9:732-8. PubMed
  • Xue F, Rosner B, Eliassen H, Michels KB. Body fatness throughout the life course and the incidence of premenopausal breast cancer. Int J Epidemiol 2016. PubMed
  • Charlton BM, Giovannucci E, Fuchs CS, Chan AT, Lee JE, Cao Y, Missmer SA, Rosner BA, Hankinson SE, Willett W, Wu K, Michels KB. A prospective study of oral contraceptive use and colorectal adenomas. Cancer Causes Control 2016; 27:749-57. PubMed
  • Harris HR, Willett WC, Vaidya RL, Michels KB. Adolescent dietary patterns and premenopausal breast cancer incidence. Carcinogenesis 2016; 37:376-84. PubMed
  • McDonald JA, Michels KB, Cohn BA, Flom JD, Tehranifar P, Terry MB. Alcohol intake from early adulthood to midlife and mammographic density. Cancer Causes Control 2016; 27:493-502. PubMed
  • Farvid MS, Chen WY, Michels KB, Cho E, Willett WC, Eliassen AH. Fruit and vegetable consumption in adolescence and early adulthood and risk of breast cancer: population based cohort study. BMJ 2016; 353:i2343. PubMed
  • Arem H, Brinton LA, Moore SC, Gapstur SM, Habel LA, Johnson K, Kolonel LN, McCormack VA, Michels KB, Sesso HD, Ursin G, Van Den Eeden SK, Weiderpass E, Cook MB, Matthews CE. Physical Activity and Risk of Male Breast Cancer. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2015. PubMed
  • Charlton BM, Wu K, Zhang X, Giovannucci EL, Fuchs CS, Missmer SA, Rosner B, Hankinson SE, Willett WC, Michels KB. Oral contraceptive use and colorectal cancer in the Nurses' Health Study I and II. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2015. PubMed
  • Barrow TM, Barault L, Ellsworth RE, Harris HR, Binder AM, Valente AL, Shriver CD, Michels KB. Aberrant methylation of imprinted genes is associated with negative hormone receptor status in invasive breast cancer. Int J Cancer 2015. PubMed
  • Dougan MM, Hankinson SE, Vivo ID, Tworoger SS, Glynn RJ, Michels KB. Prospective study of body size throughout the life-course and the incidence of endometrial cancer among premenopausal and postmenopausal women. Int J Cancer 2015. PubMed
  • Brinton LA, Key TJ, Kolonel LN, Michels KB, Sesso HD, Ursin G, Van Den Eeden SK, Wood SN, Falk RT, Parisi D, Guillemette C, Caron P, Turcotte V, Habel LA, Isaacs CJ, Riboli E, Weiderpass E, Cook MB. Prediagnostic Sex Steroid Hormones in Relation to Male Breast Cancer Risk. J Clin Oncol 2015; 33:2041-50. PubMed
  • Cook MB, Guénel P, Gapstur SM, van den Brandt PA, Michels KB, Casagrande JT, Cooke R, Van Den Eeden SK, Ewertz M, Falk RT, Gaudet MM, Gkiokas G, Habel LA, Hsing AW, Johnson K, Kolonel LN, La Vecchia C, Lynge E, Lubin JH, McCormack VA, Negri E, Olsson H, Parisi D, Petridou ET, Riboli E, Sesso HD, Swerdlow A, Thomas DB, Willett WC, Brinton LA. Tobacco and alcohol in relation to male breast cancer: an analysis of the male breast cancer pooling project consortium. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2015; 24:520-31. PubMed
  • Devore EE, Kim S, Ramin CA, Wegrzyn LR, Massa J, Holmes MD, Michels KB, Tamimi RM, Forman JP, Schernhammer ES. Antihypertensive medication use and incident breast cancer in women. Breast Cancer Res Treat 2015; 150:219-29. PubMed
  • Barrow TM, Michels KB. Epigenetic epidemiology of cancer. Biochem Biophys Res Commun 2014. PubMed
  • Brinton LA, Cook MB, McCormack V, Johnson KC, Olsson H, Casagrande JT, Cooke R, Falk RT, Gapstur SM, Gaudet MM, Gaziano JM, Gkiokas G, Guénel P, Henderson BE, Hollenbeck A, Hsing AW, Kolonel LN, Isaacs C, Lubin JH, Michels KB, Negri E, Parisi D, Petridou ET, Pike MC, Riboli E, Sesso HD, Snyder K, Swerdlow AJ, , Trichopoulos D, Ursin G, van den Brandt PA, Van Den Eeden SK, Weiderpass E, Willett WC, Ewertz M, Thomas DB. Anthropometric and hormonal risk factors for male breast cancer: male breast cancer pooling project results. Journal of the National Cancer Institute 2014; 106:djt465. PubMed
  • Michels KB. Contralateral mastectomy for women with hereditary breast cancer. BMJ 2014; 348:g1379. PubMed
  • Charlton BM, Rich-Edwards JW, Colditz GA, Missmer SA, Rosner BA, Hankinson SE, Speizer FE, Michels KB. Oral contraceptive use and mortality after 36 years of follow-up in the Nurses' Health Study: prospective cohort study. BMJ 2014; 349:g6356. PubMed
  • Charlton BM, Carwile JL, Michels KB, Feldman S. A cervical abnormality risk prediction model: can we use clinical information to predict which patients with ASCUS/LSIL Pap tests will develop CIN 2/3 or AIS? J Low Genit Tract Dis 2013. PubMed
  • Barault L, Ellsworth RE, Harris HR, Valente AL, Shriver CD, Michels KB. Leukocyte DNA as surrogate for the evaluation of imprinted Loci methylation in mammary tissue DNA. PLoS ONE 2013; 8:e55896. PubMed
  • Michels KB, Terry KL, Eliassen AH, Hankinson SE, Willett WC. Adult weight change and incidence of premenopausal breast cancer. Int J Cancer 2012. PubMed
  • Harris HR, Willett WC, Terry KL, Michels KB. Body fat distribution and risk of premenopausal breast cancer in the Nurses' Health Study II. Journal of the National Cancer Institute 2011; 103:273-8. PubMed
  • Xue F, Willett WC, Rosner BA, Hankinson SE, Michels KB. Cigarette smoking and the incidence of breast cancer. Arch Intern Med 2011; 171:125-33. PubMed
  • Nielsen TS, Khan G, Davis J, Michels KB, Hilakivi-Clarke L. Prepubertal exposure to cow's milk reduces susceptibility to carcinogen-induced mammary tumorigenesis in rats. Int J Cancer 2010; 128:12-20. PubMed
  • Michels KB. The promises and challenges of epigenetic epidemiology. 2010; 45:297-301. PubMed
  • Stephansson O, Granath F, Ekbom A, Michels KB. Risk of breast cancer among daughters of mothers with diabetes: a population-based cohort study. Breast Cancer Res 2010; 12:R14. PubMed
  • Ogunleye AA,Xue F,Michels KB. Green tea consumption and breast cancer risk or recurrence: a meta-analysis. Breast Cancer Res Treat 2009; 119:477-84. PubMed
  • Osterhues A, Holzgreve W, Michels KB. Shall we put the world on folate? Lancet 2009; 374:959-61. PubMed
  • Carwile JL, Luu HT, Bassett LS, Driscoll DA, Yuan C, Chang JY, Ye X, Calafat AM, Michels KB. Polycarbonate bottle use and urinary bisphenol A concentrations. Environ Health Perspect 2009; 117:1368-72. PubMed
  • Stuebe AM, Willett WC, Xue F, Michels KB. Lactation and incidence of premenopausal breast cancer: a longitudinal study. Arch Intern Med 2009; 169:1364-71. PubMed
  • Michels KB, zur Hausen H. HPV vaccine for all. Lancet 2009; 374:268-70. PubMed
  • Caughey RW,Michels KB. Birth weight and childhood leukemia: a meta-analysis and review of the current evidence. Int J Cancer 2009; 124:2658-70. PubMed
  • Michels KB, Willett WC. The Women's Health Initiative Randomized Controlled Dietary Modification Trial: a post-mortem. Breast Cancer Res Treat 2009; 114:1-6. PubMed
  • Colbert LH,Graubard BI,Michels KB,Willett WC,Forman MR. Physical activity during pregnancy and age at menarche of the daughter. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2008; 17:2656-62. PubMed
  • Michels KB. The promise and challenges of population strategies of prevention. Int J Epidemiol 2008; 37:914-6. PubMed
  • Rosner B,Michels KB,Chen YH,Day NE. Measurement error correction for nutritional exposures with correlated measurement error: use of the method of triads in a longitudinal setting. Stat Med 2008; 27:3466-89. PubMed
  • Simard JF, Rosner BA, Michels KB. Exposure to Cigarette Smoke In Utero: Comparison of Reports from Mother and Daughter. Epidemiology 2008; 19:628-33. PubMed
  • Xue F,Hilakivi-Clarke LA,Maxwell GL,Hankinson SE,Michels KB. Infant feeding and the incidence of endometrial cancer. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2008; 17:1316-21. PubMed
  • Xue F, Hilakivi-Clarke L, Maxwell G, Hankinson S, Michels K. Longitudinal study on birthweight and the incidence of endometrial cancer. Br J Cancer 2008; 98:1288-91. PubMed
  • Ray JG, Mohllajee AP, van Dam RM, Michels KB. Breast size and risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus. CMAJ 2008; 178:289-95. PubMed
  • Xue F, Willett WC, Rosner BA, Forman MR, Michels KB. Parental characteristics as predictors of birthweight. Hum Reprod 2007; 23:168-77. PubMed
  • Xue F, Michels KB. Intrauterine factors and risk of breast cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis of current evidence. Lancet Oncol 2007; 8:1088-100. PubMed
  • Xue F, Michels KB. Diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and breast cancer: a review of the current evidence. Am J Clin Nutr 2008; 86:s823-35. PubMed
  • Xue F, Colditz GA, Willett WC, Rosner BA, Michels KB. Parental age at delivery and incidence of breast cancer: a prospective cohort study. Breast Cancer Res Treat 2007; 104:331-40. PubMed
  • Michos A, Xue F, Michels KB. Birth weight and the risk of testicular cancer: a meta-analysis. Int J Cancer 2007; 121:1123-31. PubMed
  • Michels KB, Willett WC, Graubard BI, Vaidya RL, Cantwell MM, Sansbury LB, Forman MR. A longitudinal study of infant feeding and obesity throughout life course. Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 2007; 31:1078-85. PubMed
  • Michels KB, Mohllajee AP, Roset-Bahmanyar E, Beehler GP, Moysich KB. Diet and breast cancer: a review of the prospective observational studies. Cancer 2007; 109:2712-2749. PubMed
  • Brody JG, Rudel RA, Michels KB, Moysich KB, Bernstein L, Attfield KR, Gray S. Environmental pollutants, diet, physical activity, body size, and breast cancer: where do we stand in research to identify opportunities for prevention? Cancer 2007; 109:2627-2634. PubMed
  • Michels KB, Xue F, Colditz GA, Willett WC. Induced and spontaneous abortion and incidence of breast cancer among young women: a prospective cohort study. Arch Intern Med 2007; 167:814-20. PubMed
  • Waterland RA, Michels KB. Epigenetic epidemiology of the developmental origins hypothesis. Annu Rev Nutr 2007; 27:363-88. PubMed
  • Michels KB, Xue F, Terry KL, Willett WC. Longitudinal study of birthweight and the incidence of breast cancer in adulthood. Carcinogenesis 2006; 27:2464-8. PubMed
  • Terry KL, Willett WC, Rich-Edwards JW, Michels KB. A prospective study of infertility due to ovulatory disorders, ovulation induction, and incidence of breast cancer. Arch Intern Med 2006; 166:2484-9. PubMed
  • Michels KB, Terry KL, Willett WC. Longitudinal study on the role of body size in premenopausal breast cancer. Arch Intern Med 2006; 166:2395-402. PubMed
  • Michels KB, Xue F. Role of birthweight in the etiology of breast cancer. Int J Cancer 2006; 119:2007-25. PubMed
  • Baer HJ, Rich-Edwards JW, Colditz GA, Hunter DJ, Willett WC, Michels KB. Adult height, age at attained height, and incidence of breast cancer in premenopausal women. Int J Cancer 2006; 119:2231-5. PubMed
  • Michels KB. The women's health initiative--curse or blessing? Int J Epidemiol 2006; 35:814-6. PubMed
  • Pinheiro SP, Schernhammer ES, Tworoger SS, Michels KB. A prospective study on habitual duration of sleep and incidence of breast cancer in a large cohort of women. Cancer Res 2006; 66:5521-5. PubMed
  • Michels KB, Giovannucci E, Chan AT, Singhania R, Fuchs CS, Willett WC. Fruit and vegetable consumption and colorectal adenomas in the Nurses' Health Study. Cancer Res 2006; 66:3942-53. PubMed
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