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Qin Research Program

Research Overview:

Dr. Bo (Bonnie) Qin is a cancer epidemiologist whose research primarily focuses on diet, lifestyle, and social and built environment factors in relation to cancer risk (breast and ovarian cancers), as well as survivorship, survival, and cancer health disparities. She is also conducting metabolomics research.

Dr. Qin has contributed to the implementation of epidemiological studies for data collection (e.g., the Women’s Circle of Health Follow-Up Study [WCHFS], the New Jersey Hispanic Breast Cancer Survivors Study Pilot [NJHBS]). She has used datasets from multiple epidemiological studies (e.g., the African American Cancer Epidemiology Study [AACES], the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults Study [CARDIA], the China Health and Nutrition Survey [CHNS]) and has expertise in advanced analytic methods. She has also led or been involved in several review and meta-analysis projects. Her publications can be found here: MyNCBI or GoogleScholar

Dr. Qin is leading a five-year study to investigate the understudied topic of multilevel modifiable risk factors for breast cancer survivorship (with a focus on cardiovascular health) among African American women recruited in the WCHFS. The primary aim of the study is to identify upstream neighborhood barriers to optimal cardiovascular health in African American breast cancer survivors and downstream metabolomic signatures and mechanisms for breast cancer survival. Dr. Qin’s study is funded by the NIH/National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (K99/R00 MD013300). 


Research Interests:

  • Epidemiology of breast and ovarian cancers
  • Cancer health disparities
  • Neighborhoods and health
  • Lifestyle factors, diet, and nutrition
  • Metabolomics