Brisa Aschebrook-Kilfoy, PhD

Brisa Aschebrook-Kilfoy, PhD, MPH, MPhil

Brisa Aschebrook-Kilfoy, PhD, MPH, MPhil

Associate Professor

  • Postdoc (Cancer Epidemiology), 2009-2011, National Cancer Institute


  • PhD (Epidemiology), 2009, Yale University


  • MPhil (Environmental Health Sciences/Epidemiology), 2008, Yale University


  • MPH (Chronic Disease Epidemiology), 2006, Yale University


  • BA (Biological Sciences/The History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Science and Medicine), 2001, The University of Chicago
  • Environmental, molecular, and cancer epidemiology


  • Environmental exposure asssessment and contextual factors


  • Population and precision health methods


  • Cohort building and innovative methods/technologies to promote inclusion


  • Precision nutrition


  •  Recruitment and retention science

Luo, J, Powell, J, Ross S, Johnson J, Olopade CO, Pinto, J, Kim KE, Ahsan H, Aschebrook-Kilfoy, B. Evaluating the impact of sickle cell disease on COVID-19 susceptibility and severity: a retrospective cohort study based on electronic health record. Front. Epidemiol. 3:1241645. doi: 10.3389.


Tasmin S, Aschebrook-Kilfoy B, Hedeker D, Gopalakrishnan R, Stepniak E, Kibriya MG, Young MT, Kaufman JD, Ahsan H. Long-term exposure to ambient air pollution and measures of central hemodynamics and arterial stiffness among multiethnic Chicago residents. Res Sq [Preprint]. 2023 Jul doi: 10.21203/ PMID: 37503099; PMCID: PMC10371125.


Lozano P, Randal FT, Peters A, Aschebrook-Kilfoy B, Kibriya MG, Luo J, Shah S, Zakin P, Craver A, Stepniak L, Saulsberry L, Kupfer S, Lam H, Ahsan H, Kim KE. The impact of neighborhood disadvantage on colorectal cancer screening among African Americans in Chicago. Prev Med Rep. 2023 May 12;34:102235. doi: 10.1016/j.pmedr.2023.102235. PMID: 37252073; PMCID: PMC10213351.


Jasmine F, Aschebrook-Kilfoy B, Rahman MM, Zaagman G, Grogan RH, Kamal M, Ahsan H, Kibriya MG. Association of DNA Promoter Methylation and BRAFMutation in Thyroid Cancer. Curr Oncol. 2023 Mar 2;30(3):2978-2996. doi: 10.3390/curroncol30030227. PMID: 36975440.


Dzekem BS, Aschebrook-Kilfoy B, Olopade CO. Air Pollution and Racial Disparities in Pregnancy Outcomes in the United States: A Systematic Review. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2023 Mar 10. doi: 10.1007/s40615-023-01539-z.


Luo J, Kibriya MG, Chen H, Kim K, Ahsan H, Olopade OI, Olopade CS, Aschebrook-Kilfoy B, Huo D. A metabolome-wide case-control study of African American breast cancer patients. BMC Cancer. 2023 Feb 23;23(1):183.


Luo J, Kibriya MG, Shah S, Craver A, De La Cruz S, King J, Olopade CO, Kim K, Ahsan H, Pinto J, Aschebrook-Kilfoy B. The Impact of Neighborhood Disadvantage on Asthma Prevalence in a Predominantly African American Chicago-based Cohort. Am J Epidemiol. 2023 Jan 24:kwad015. doi: 10.1093/aje/kwad015.


Randal FT, Lozano P, Qi S, Maene C, Shah S, Mo Y, Ratsimbazafy F, Boerwinkle E, Cicek M, Clark CR, Cohn E, Gebo K, Loperena R, Mayo K, Mockrin S, Ohno-Machado L, Schully S, Ramirez AH, Aschebrook-Kilfoy B, Ahsan H, Lam H, Kim KE. Achieving a Representative Sample of Asian Americans in Biomedical Research Through Community-Based Approaches: Comparing Demographic Data in the All of UsResearch Program With the American Community Survey. J Transcult Nurs. 2022 Nov 18:10436596221130796.


Luo J, Aschebrook-Kilfoy B, Olopade CO. Maps of solid-fuel use and household air pollution. Lancet Glob Health. 2022 Oct;10(10):e1361-e1362. doi: 10.1016/S2214-109X(22)00386-2. PMID: 36113509.


Luo J, Craver A, Zakin P, Stepniak L, Moore K, King J, Kibriya MG, Johnson J, Olopade CO, Pinto JM, Kim K, Ahsan H, Aschebrook-Kilfoy B. Race may modify the association between blood type and COVID-19 infection. EJHaem. 2022 Jul 30;3(3):903–7.


Zou K, Huang H, Sun P, Zhuo H, Luo J, Qie R, Xie Y, He J, Aschebrook-Kilfoy B, Zhang Y. Etiology of Lung Cancer: Evidence from Epidemiologic Studies. Journal of the National Cancer Center.


Luo J, Craver A, Bahl K, Zoleta C, Zhang Y, Aschebrook-Kilfoy B. Etiology of non-Hodgkins Lymphoma: Evidence from Epidemiologic Studies. Journal of the National Cancer Center.


Luo J, Craver A, Moore K, Herbert J, Zhang Y, Aschebrook-Kilfoy B. Etiology of Breast Cancer: Evidence from Epidemiologic Studies. Journal of the National Cancer Center.


Aschebrook-Kilfoy B, Zakin P, Craver A, Shah S, Kibriya MG, Stepniak E, Ramirez A, Clark C, Cohn E, Ohno-Machado L, Cicek M, Boerwinkle E, Schully SD, Mockrin S, Gebo K, Mayo K, Ratsimbazafy F, Sanders A, Shah RC, Argos M, Ho J, Kim K, Daviglus M, Greenland P, Ahsan H; All of Us Research Program Investigators. An Overview of Cancer in the First 315,000 All of Us PLoS One. 2022 Sep 1;17(9):e0272522.


Luo J, Kibriya MG, Zakin P, Craver A, Connellan L, Tasmin S, Polonsky T, Kim K, Ahsan H, Aschebrook-Kilfoy B. Urban Spatial Accessibility of Primary Care and Hypertension Control and Awareness on Chicago’s South Side: A Study from the COMPASS Cohort. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2022 Sep 6:101161CIRCOUTCOMES121008845.


Gander JC, Maiyani M, White LL, Sterrett AT, Güney B, Pawloski PA, DeFor T, Olsen Y, Rybicki BA, Neslund-Dudas C, Sheth D, Krajenta R, Purushothaman D, Honda S, Yonehara C, Goddard KAB, Prado YK, Ahsan H, Kibriya MG, Aschebrook-Kilfoy B, Chan CH, Hague S, Clarke CL, Thompson B, Sawyer J, Gaudet MM, Feigelson HS. Developing an algorithm across integrated healthcare systems to identify a history of cancer using electronic medical records. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2022 Mar 29:ocac044.


Majeed AM, Khan ZA, Aschebrook-Kilfoy B, Kibriya MG, Ahsan H, Padela AI. Cancer Screening Differences Among Muslims and Non-Muslims: Insights from the Chicago Multiethnic Prevention and Surveillance Study. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2022 Jan 14.


Dutta A, Alexander D, Karrison T, Morhasson-Bello O, Wilson N, Atalabi OM, Adu D, Ibigbami T, Adekunle S, Adepoju D, Olamijulo J, Akinwunmi O, Afolabi OS, Deji-Abiodun O, Adedokun B, Aschebrook-Kilfoy B, Ojengbede O, Olopade CO. Household air pollution, ultrasound measurement, fetal biometric parameters and intrauterine growth restriction. Environ Health. 2021 Jun 23;20(1):74. doi: 10.1186/s12940-021-00756-5. PMID: 34187482; PMCID: PMC8243629.


Chandler PD, Clark CR, Zhou G, Noel NL, Achilike C, Mendez L, Ramirez AH, Loperena-Cortes R, Mayo K, Cohn E, Ohno-Machado L, Boerwinkle E, Cicek M, Qian J, Schully S, Ratsimbazafy F, Mockrin S, Gebo K, Dedier JJ, Murphy SN, Smoller JW, Karlson EW; All of Us Research Program Investigators. Hypertension prevalence in the All of Us Research Program among groups traditionally underrepresented in medical research. Sci Rep. 2021 Jun 22;11(1):12849. doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-92143-w. PMID: 34158555; PMCID: PMC8219813.


Aschebrook-Kilfoy B, Kibriya MG, Jasmine F, Stepniak L, Gopalakrishnan R, Craver A, Zakin P, Tasmin S, Kim KE, Goss KH, List M, LeBeau M, Ahsan H. Cohort profile: the ChicagO Multiethnic Prevention and Surveillance Study (COMPASS). BMJ Open. 2020 Sep 16;10(9):e038481.


Press DJ, Pierce B, Lauderdale DS, Aschebrook-Kilfoy B, Lin Gomez S, Hedeker D, Wright NE, Fantus RJ, Bettencourt L, Ahsan H, Eggener S. Tobacco and marijuana use and their association with serum prostate-specific antigen levels among African American men in Chicago. Prev Med Rep. 2020 Aug 11;20:101174.


Press DJ, Aschebrook-Kilfoy B, Lauderdale D, et al. ChicagO Multiethnic Prevention and Surveillance Study (COMPASS): Increased Response Rates Among African American Residents in Low Socioeconomic Status Neighborhoods [published online ahead of print, 2020 Jun 15]. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2020;10.1007/s40615-020-00770-2. doi:10.1007/s40615-020-00770-2.


All of Us Research Program Investigators (Aschebrook-Kilfoy B), Denny JC, Rutter JL, Goldstein DB, Philippakis A, Smoller JW, Jenkins G, Dishman E. N Engl J Med. 2019 Aug 15;381(7):668-676. PMID:31412182


James BC, Aschebrook-Kilfoy B, White MG, Applewhite MK, Kaplan SP, Angelos P, Kaplan EL, Grogan RH. Quality of life in thyroid cancer-assessment of physician perceptions. J Surg Res. 2018 Jun;226:94-99. PMID: 29661295


James BC, Mitchell JM, Jeon HD, Vasilottos N, Grogan RH, Aschebrook-Kilfoy B. An update in international trends in incidence rates of thyroid cancer, 1973-2007. Cancer Causes Control. 2018 May;29(4-5):465-473. PMID:29623496