Howard Strickler, MD, MPH
Professor and Head, Division of Epidemiology
Harold and Muriel Block Chair in Epidemiology & Population Health
Program Leader, Cancer Epidemiology Program, Albert Einstein Cancer Center
Co-Director, Clinical & Population Health Research, Center For AIDS Research (CFAR)

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Primary research interests involve viral and cancer epidemiology, especially as it relates to:

(i) The viral causes of cancer such as human papillomavirus (HPV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV)

(ii) Immunogenetic factors that influence viral infection with HPV, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and hepatitis C virus (HCV)

(iii) The hormonal and growth factors influences on viral pathogenesis and tumorigenesis. These include obesity, diabetes, the insulin / insulin-like growth factor axis, sex hormones, and related pathways.

Division: Epidemiology
Campus: Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus

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Selected Publications

GradĂ­ssimo A, Lam J, Attonito JD, Palefsky J, Massad LS, Xie X, Eltoum IE, Rahangdale L, Fischl MA, Anastos K, Minkoff H, Xue X, D'Souza G, Flowers LC, Colie C, Shrestha S, Hessol NA, Strickler HD*, Burk RD* (*dual senior authors). Methylation of High-Risk Human Papillomavirus Genomes are Associated with Cervical Precancer in HIV-positive Women. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2018 Dec;27(12):1407-1415. PMID: 30237251 PMCID: PMC6279505

Hosgood HD, Gunter MJ, Murphy N, Rohan TE, Strickler HD. The Relation of Obesity-Related Hormonal and Cytokine Levels With Multiple Myeloma and Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. Front Oncol. 2018 Apr 16;8:103. doi: 10.3389/fonc.2018.00103.PMID: 29713614; PMCID: PMC5911620.

Robbins HA, Strickler HD, Massad LS, Pierce CB, Darragh TM, Minkoff H, Keller MJ, Fischl M, Palefsky J, Flowers L, Rahangdale L, Milam J, Shrestha S, Colie C, D'Souza G. Cervical cancer screening intervals and management for women living with HIV: a risk benchmarking approach. AIDS. 2017 Apr 24;31(7):1035-1044. doi:10.1097/QAD.0000000000001450. PMID: 28323758; PMCID: PMC5531443.

Xie X, Xue X, Strickler HD. Generalized linear mixed model for binary outcomes when covariates are subject to measurement errors and detection limits. Stat Med. 2018 Jan 15;37(1):119-136. PMID: 28980332; PMCID: PMC5720942.

Nevadunsky NS, Van Arsdale A, Strickler HD, Spoozak LA, Moadel A, Kaur G, Girda E, Goldberg GL, Einstein MH. Association Between Statin Use and Endometrial Cancer Survival. Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Jul;126(1):144-50.PMID: 26241267

Xue X, Agalliu I, Kim MY, Wang T, Lin J, Ghavamian R, Strickler HD. New methods for estimating follow-up rates in cohort studies. BMC Med Res Methodol. 2017 Dec 1;17(1):155. doi: 10.1186/s12874-017-0436-z. PMID: 29191174;PMCID: PMC5709923.

Murphy N, Xu L, Zervoudakis A, Xue X, Kabat G, Rohan TE, Wassertheil-Smoller S, O'Sullivan MJ, Thomson C, Messina C, Strickler HD, Gunter MJ. Reproductive and menstrual factors and colorectal cancer incidence in the Women's Health Initiative Observational Study. Br J Cancer. 2017 Jan 3;116(1):117-125. doi:10.1038/bjc.2016.345.PMID: 27898658; PMCID: PMC5220139.

Reimers LL, Mehta SD, Massad LS, Burk RD, Xie X, Ravel J, Cohen MH, Palefsky JM, Weber KM, Xue X, Anastos K, Minkoff H, Atrio J, D'Souza G, Ye Q, Colie C, Zolnik CP, Spear GT, Strickler HD. The Cervicovaginal Microbiota and Its Associations With Human Papillomavirus Detection in HIV-Infected and HIV-Uninfected Women. J Infect Dis. 2016;214:1361-1369. PMID: 27521363; PMCID: PMC507936

Massad LS, Xie X, Burk RD, D'Souza G, Darragh TM, Minkoff H, Colie C, Burian P, Palefsky J, Atrio J, Strickler HD. Association of cervical precancer with human papillomavirus types other than 16 among HIV co-infected women. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Mar;214(3):354.e1-6. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2015.09.086. PMID: 26433170; PMCID: PMC4775397

Keller MJ, Burk RD, Massad LS, Eltoum IE, Hessol NA, Castle PE, Anastos K, Xie X, Minkoff H, Xue X, D’Souza G, Flowers L, Levine AM, Colie C, Rahangdale L, Fischl MA, Palefsky JM, Strickler HD. Cervical Precancer Risk in HIV-Infected Women Who Test Positive for Oncogenic Human Papillomavirus Despite a Normal Pap Test. Clin Infect Dis 2015, 15;61:1573-81. PMID: 26187020; PMCID:PMC4614409

Gunter MJ, Xie X, Xue X, Kabat GC, Rohan TE, Wassertheil-Smoller S, Ho GY, Wylie-Rosett J, Greco T, Yu H, Beasley J, Strickler HD. Breast cancer risk in metabolically healthy but overweight postmenopausal women. Cancer Res. 2015, 75:270-4. PMID: 25593034; PMCID: PMC4657855.

Agalliu I, Williams S, Adler B, Androga L, Siev M, Lin J, Xue X, Huang G, Strickler HD*, Ghavamian R* [*both senior authors contributed equally]. The impact of obesity on prostate cancer recurrence observed after exclusion of diabetics. Cancer Causes Control. 2015, 26:821-30. PMID: 25771797; PMCID: PMC4984400

Gunter MJ, Wang T, Cushman M, Xue X, Wassertheil-Smoller S, Strickler HD, Rohan TE, Manson JE, McTiernan A, Kaplan RC, Scherer PE, Chlebowski RT, Snetselaar L, Wang D, Ho GY. Circulating Adipokines and Inflammatory Markers and Postmenopausal Breast Cancer Risk. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2015 Jul 16;107(9). pii: djv169. PMID: 26185195; PMCID: PMC4651104.

Xue X, Kim MY, Castle PE, Strickler H. A new method to address verification bias in studies of clinical screening tests: cervical cancer screening assays as an example. J Clin Epidemiol. 2014;67:343-53. PMID: 24332397; PMCID: PMC3946800.

Keller MJ, Burk RD, Xie X, Anastos K, Massad LS, Minkoff H, Xue X, D'Souza G, Watts DH, Levine AM, Castle PE, Colie C, Palefsky JM, Strickler HD. Risk of cervical precancer and cancer among HIV-infected women with normal cervical cytology and no evidence of oncogenic HPV infection. JAMA. 2012 Jul 25;308(4):362-9. doi: 10.1001/jama.2012.5664. PMID: 22820789; PMCID: PMC3556987.

Minkoff H, Zhong Y, Burk RD, Palefsky JM, Xue X, Watts DH, Levine AM, Wright RL, Colie C, D'Souza G, Massad LS, Strickler HD. Influence of adherent and effective antiretroviral therapy use on human papillomavirus infection and squamous intraepithelial lesions in HIV-positive women. J Infect Dis. 201: 681-690, 2010. PMID: 20105077; PMCID: PMC2818607

Gunter MJ, Hoover DR, Yu H, Wassertheil-Smoller S, Rohan TE, Manson JE, Li J, Ho GYF, Xue X, Anderson GL, Kaplan RC, Harris TG, Howard BV, Wylie-Rosett J, Burk RD, Strickler HD. Insulin, Insulin-like Growth Factor-I, and Risk of Breast Cancer in Postmenopausal Women. J Natl Cancer Inst. 101: 48-60, 2009. PMID: 19116382; PMCID: PMC2639294