Keck School Faculty

Roberta Mckean-Cowdin, PhD
Roberta Mckean-Cowdin, PhD
Associate Professor Of Clinical Preventive Medicine
Preventive Medicine
SSB 318D 2001 N. Soto Street Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles

Allergies and childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia: A case-control study and meta-analysis Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2018 Aug 01. . View in PubMed

BMI1 enhancer polymorphism underlies chromosome 10p1231 association with childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Int J Cancer. 2018 Jun 19. . View in PubMed

Publisher Correction: Protein-altering variants associated with body mass index implicate pathways that control energy intake and expenditure in obesity Nat Genet. 2018 May; 50(5):765-766. . View in PubMed

Publisher Correction: Protein-altering variants associated with body mass index implicate pathways that control energy intake and expenditure in obesity Nat Genet. 2018 May; 50(5):766-767. . View in PubMed

Refining the accuracy of validated target identification through coding variant fine-mapping in type 2 diabetes Nat Genet. 2018 Apr; 50(4):559-571. . View in PubMed

The African American Eye Disease Study: Design and Methods Ophthalmic Epidemiol. 2018 Mar 26; 1-9. . View in PubMed

Prevalence and Characteristics of Myopic Degeneration in an Adult Chinese American Population: The Chinese American Eye Study Am J Ophthalmol. 2018 Mar; 187:34-42. . View in PubMed

Factors Associated with Prevalent Diabetic Retinopathy in Chinese Americans: The Chinese American Eye Study Ophthalmol Retina. 2018 Feb; 2(2):96-105. . View in PubMed

A germ-line deletion of APOBEC3B does not contribute to subtype-specific childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia etiology Haematologica. 2018 Jan; 103(1):e29-e31. . View in PubMed

Protein-altering variants associated with body mass index implicate pathways that control energy intake and expenditure in obesity Nat Genet. 2018 Jan; 50(1):26-41. . View in PubMed

GWAS in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia reveals novel genetic associations at chromosomes 17q12 and 8q2421. Nat Commun. 2018 01 18; 9(1):286. . View in PubMed

Intrauterine Device Use and Cervical Cancer Risk: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis Obstet Gynecol. 2017 Dec; 130(6):1226-1236. . View in PubMed

Self-reported Use of Eye Care Among Adult Chinese Americans: The Chinese American Eye Study Am J Ophthalmol. 2017 Apr; 176:183-193. . View in PubMed

Trends in childhood leukemia incidence over two decades from 1992 to 2013 Int J Cancer. 2017 Mar 01; 140(5):1000-1008. . View in PubMed

Prevalence and Risk Factors for Refractive Error in Adult Chinese Americans: The Chinese American Eye Study Am J Ophthalmol. 2017 Mar; 175:201-212. . View in PubMed

Correlates of Prenatal and Early-Life Tobacco Smoke Exposure and Frequency of Common Gene Deletions in Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Cancer Res. 2017 04 01; 77(7):1674-1683. . View in PubMed

Tobacco Smoke and Ras Mutations Among Latino and Non-Latino Children with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Arch Med Res. 2016 Nov; 47(8):677-683. . View in PubMed

Prevalence of Age-Related Macular Degeneration in Chinese American Adults: The Chinese American Eye Study JAMA Ophthalmol. 2016 Apr 07. . View in PubMed

Prevalence of Diabetic Retinopathy in Adult Chinese American Individuals: The Chinese American Eye Study JAMA Ophthalmol. 2016 Apr 07. . View in PubMed

Prevalence of Lens Opacities in Adult Chinese Americans: The Chinese American Eye Study (CHES) Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2016 12 01; 57(15):6692-6699. . View in PubMed

Visual Impairment and Blindness in Adults in the United States: Demographic and Geographic Variations From 2015 to 2050 JAMA Ophthalmol. 2016 07 01; 134(7):802-9. . View in PubMed

American Brain Tumor Association Adolescent and Young Adult Primary Brain and Central Nervous System Tumors Diagnosed in the United States in 2008-2012 Neuro Oncol. 2016 Jan; 18 Suppl 1:i1-i50. . View in PubMed

Age-Related Macular Degeneration and Quality of Life in Latinos: The Los Angeles Latino Eye Study JAMA Ophthalmol. 2016 06 01; 134(6):683-90. . View in PubMed

Prevalence and Causes of Visual Impairment and Blindness in Chinese American Adults: The Chinese American Eye Study JAMA Ophthalmol. 2016 07 01; 134(7):785-93. . View in PubMed

Analysis of Heritability and Shared Heritability Based on Genome-Wide Association Studies for Thirteen Cancer Types J Natl Cancer Inst. 2015 Dec; 107(12):djv279. . View in PubMed

Response to "importance of C-3 epimer of 25-hydroxyvitamin D in dried blood spots of neonatal population" Int J Cancer. 2015 Aug 01; 137(3):751. . View in PubMed

Further Confirmation of Germline Glioma Risk Variant rs78378222 in TP53 and Its Implication in Tumor Tissues via Integrative Analysis of TCGA Data Hum Mutat. 2015 Jul; 36(7):684-8. . View in PubMed

Neonatal vitamin D and childhood brain tumor risk Int J Cancer. 2015 May 15; 136(10):2481-5. . View in PubMed

Rising rates of acute lymphoblastic leukemia in Hispanic children: trends in incidence from 1992 to 2011 Blood. 2015 May 07; 125(19):3033-4. . View in PubMed

Low-frequency and rare exome chip variants associate with fasting glucose and type 2 diabetes susceptibility Nat Commun. 2015 Jan 29; 6:5897. . View in PubMed

Imputation and subset-based association analysis across different cancer types identifies multiple independent risk loci in the TERT-CLPTM1L region on chromosome 5p1533. Hum Mol Genet. 2014 Dec 15; 23(24):6616-33. . View in PubMed

Childhood brain tumor epidemiology: a brain tumor epidemiology consortium review Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2014 Dec; 23(12):2716-36. . View in PubMed

Lipids, lipid genes, and incident age-related macular degeneration: the three continent age-related macular degeneration consortiumAm J Ophthalmol. 2014 Sep; 158(3):513-24. e3. . View in PubMed

Estimating risks for variants of unknown significance according to their predicted pathogenicity classes with application to BRCA1 Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2014 Feb; 144(1):171-7. . View in PubMed

Harmonizing the classification of age-related macular degeneration in the three-continent AMD consortium Ophthalmic Epidemiol. 2014 Feb; 21(1):14-23. . View in PubMed

Development of a vision-targeted health-related quality of life item measure Qual Life Res. 2013 Nov; 22(9):2477-87. . View in PubMed

Trends in childhood brain tumor incidence, 1973-2009 J Neurooncol. 2013 Nov; 115(2):153-60. . View in PubMed

Prevalence of myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism in non-Hispanic white and Asian children: multi-ethnic pediatric eye disease study Ophthalmology. 2013 Oct; 120(10):2109-16. . View in PubMed

Prevalence of amblyopia or strabismus in asian and non-Hispanic white preschool children: multi-ethnic pediatric eye disease study Ophthalmology. 2013 Oct; 120(10):2117-24. . View in PubMed

Prevalence and causes of visual impairment in Asian and non-Hispanic white preschool children: Multi-ethnic Pediatric Eye Disease Study Ophthalmology. 2013 Jun; 120(6):1220-6. . View in PubMed

Vision assessment using the NIH Toolbox Neurology. 2013 Mar 12; 80(11 Suppl 3):S37-40. . View in PubMed

Variation in inflammatory cytokine/growth-factor genes and mammographic density in premenopausal women aged 50-55 PLoS One. 2013; 8(6):e65313. . View in PubMed

Parental smoking and risk of childhood brain tumors by functional polymorphisms in polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon metabolism genes PLoS One. 2013; 8(11):e79110. . View in PubMed

Genome-wide association study of glioma and meta-analysis Hum Genet. 2012 Dec; 131(12):1877-88. . View in PubMed

DEXA measures of body fat percentage and acute phase proteins among breast cancer survivors: a cross-sectional analysis BMC Cancer. 2012 Aug 08; 12:343. . View in PubMed

Association between adult height, genetic susceptibility and risk of glioma Int J Epidemiol. 2012 Aug; 41(4):1075-85. . View in PubMed

Detectable clonal mosaicism and its relationship to aging and cancer Nat Genet. 2012 May 06; 44(6):651-8. . View in PubMed

Genotype Imputation for Latinos Using the HapMap and 1000 Genomes Project Reference Panels Front Genet. 2012; 3:117. . View in PubMed

New portable tool to screen vestibular and visual function--National Institutes of Health Toolbox initiative J Rehabil Res Dev. 2012; 49(2):209-20. . View in PubMed

Birth weight and other prenatal factors and risk of breast cancer in Asian-Americans Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2011 Dec; 130(3):917-25. . View in PubMed

Characteristics of triple-negative breast cancer in patients with a BRCA1 mutation: results from a population-based study of young women J Clin Oncol. 2011 Nov 20; 29(33):4373-80. . View in PubMed

Estrogenic botanical supplements, health-related quality of life, fatigue, and hormone-related symptoms in breast cancer survivors: a HEAL study report BMC Complement Altern Med. 2011 Nov 08; 11:109. . View in PubMed

Risk factors for decreased visual acuity in preschool children: the multi-ethnic pediatric eye disease and Baltimore pediatric eye disease studies Ophthalmology. 2011 Nov; 118(11):2262-73. . View in PubMed

Childhood brain tumors and maternal cured meat consumption in pregnancy: differential effect by glutathione S-transferases Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2011 Nov; 20(11):2413-9. . View in PubMed

Risk factors associated with childhood strabismus: the multi-ethnic pediatric eye disease and Baltimore pediatric eye disease studies Ophthalmology. 2011 Nov; 118(11):2251-61. . View in PubMed

Risk factors for astigmatism in preschool children: the multi-ethnic pediatric eye disease and Baltimore pediatric eye disease studies Ophthalmology. 2011 Oct; 118(10):1974-81. . View in PubMed

Risk factors for hyperopia and myopia in preschool children the multi-ethnic pediatric eye disease and Baltimore pediatric eye disease studies Ophthalmology. 2011 Oct; 118(10):1966-73. . View in PubMed

Risk factors for four-year incidence and progression of age-related macular degeneration: the los angeles latino eye study Am J Ophthalmol. 2011 Sep; 152(3):385-395. . View in PubMed

The impact of change in visual field on health-related quality of life the los angeles latino eye study Ophthalmology. 2011 Jul; 118(7):1310-7. . View in PubMed

Severity of diabetic retinopathy and health-related quality of life: the Los Angeles Latino Eye Study Ophthalmology. 2011 Apr; 118(4):649-55. . View in PubMed

General health-related quality of life in preschool children with strabismus or amblyopia Ophthalmology. 2011 Mar; 118(3):574-80. . View in PubMed

Longitudinal changes in visual acuity and health-related quality of life: the Los Angeles Latino Eye studyOphthalmology. 2010 Oct; 117(10):1900-7, 1907. e1. . View in PubMed

Patterns of regular use of mammography--body weight and ethnicity: the Multiethnic Cohort J Am Acad Nurse Pract. 2010 Mar; 22(3):162-9. . View in PubMed

Central and peripheral visual impairment and the risk of falls and falls with injuryOphthalmology. 2010 Feb; 117(2):199-206. e1. . View in PubMed

Childhood brain tumors, residential insecticide exposure, and pesticide metabolism genes Environ Health Perspect. 2010 Jan; 118(1):144-9. . View in PubMed

Ambient air pollution and brain cancer mortality Cancer Causes Control. 2009 Nov; 20(9):1645-51. . View in PubMed

Ethnic differences in the use of regular mammography: the multiethnic cohort Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2009 May; 115(1):163-70. . View in PubMed

Associations between polymorphisms in DNA repair genes and glioblastoma Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2009 Apr; 18(4):1118-26. . View in PubMed

Genetic variants in association studies--review of strengths and weaknesses in study design and current knowledge of impact on cancer risk Acta Oncol. 2009; 48(7):948-54. . View in PubMed

Effect of reproductive factors and oral contraceptives on breast cancer risk in BRCA1/2 mutation carriers and noncarriers: results from a population-based study Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2008 Nov; 17(11):3170-8. . View in PubMed

Impact of visual field loss on health-related quality of life in glaucoma: the Los Angeles Latino Eye StudyOphthalmology. 2008 Jun; 115(6):941-948. e1. . View in PubMed

Evaluation of unclassified variants in the breast cancer susceptibility genes BRCA1 and BRCA2 using five methods: results from a population-based study of young breast cancer patients Breast Cancer Res. 2008; 10(1):R19. . View in PubMed

The ADRB3 Trp64Arg variant and obesity in African-American breast cancer cases Int J Obes (Lond). 2007 Jul; 31(7):1110-8. . View in PubMed

Severity of visual field loss and health-related quality of life Am J Ophthalmol. 2007 Jun; 143(6):1013-23. . View in PubMed

Serum organochlorines and breast cancer: a case-control study among African-American women Cancer Causes Control. 2007 Feb; 18(1):29-39. . View in PubMed

An association between a common variant (G972R) in the IRS-1 gene and sex hormone levels in post-menopausal breast cancer survivors Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2006 Oct; 99(3):323-31. . View in PubMed

Maternal medication use and the risk of brain tumors in the offspring: the SEARCH international case-control study Int J Cancer. 2006 Mar 01; 118(5):1302-8. . View in PubMed

Head circumference at birth linked to cancer in childhood Lancet Oncol. 2006 Jan; 7(1):4-5. . View in PubMed

A haplotype-based case-control study of BRCA1 and sporadic breast cancer risk Cancer Res. 2005 Aug 15; 65(16):7516-22. . View in PubMed

BRCA1 variants in a family study of African-American and Latina women Hum Genet. 2005 May; 116(6):497-506. . View in PubMed

Prescription drug use and risk of acute myeloid leukemia by French-American-British subtype: results from a Los Angeles County case-control study Int J Cancer. 2005 Apr 20; 114(4):634-8. . View in PubMed

Maternal prenatal exposure to nitrosatable drugs and childhood brain tumours Int J Epidemiol. 2003 Apr; 32(2):211-7. . View in PubMed

IGF1 genotype, mean plasma level and breast cancer risk in the Hawaii/Los Angeles multiethnic cohort Br J Cancer. 2003 Jan 27; 88(2):277-82. . View in PubMed

Concerning the CYP17 MspA1 polymorphism and breast cancer risk: a meta-analysis Mutagenesis. 2002 Sep; 17(5):445-6; author reply 447-8. . View in PubMed

Germ-line HER-2 variant and breast cancer risk by stage of disease Cancer Res. 2001 Dec 01; 61(23):8393-4. . View in PubMed

Risk of endometrial cancer and estrogen replacement therapy history by CYP17 genotype Cancer Res. 2001 Feb 01; 61(3):848-9. . View in PubMed

Building a multigenic model of breast cancer susceptibility: CYP17 and HSD17B1 are two important candidates Cancer Res. 2001 Jan 15; 61(2):785-9. . View in PubMed

Reliability of demographic, smoking and occupational data provided by mothers vsfathers in a childhood cancer study. Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol. 2000 Jul; 14(3):257-62. . View in PubMed

Declining cancer rates in the 1990s J Clin Oncol. 2000 Jun; 18(11):2258-68. . View in PubMed

Ethnic differences in post-menopausal plasma oestrogen levels: high oestrone levels in Japanese-American women despite low weight Br J Cancer. 2000 Jun; 82(11):1867-70. . View in PubMed

Cytochrome P450c17alpha gene (CYP17) polymorphism predicts use of hormone replacement therapy Cancer Res. 1999 Aug 15; 59(16):3908-10. . View in PubMed

Parental occupation and childhood brain tumors: astroglial and primitive neuroectodermal tumors J Occup Environ Med. 1998 Apr; 40(4):332-40. . View in PubMed

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