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A Heather Eliassen, Sc.D.

TitleAssistant Professor of Medicine
InstitutionBrigham and Women's Hospital
DepartmentMedicine
AddressBrigham and Women's Hospital
Channing Division of Network Medicine
181 Longwood Ave
Boston MA 02115
Phone617/525-2104
Fax617/525-2008
Other Positions
TitleAssistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology
InstitutionHarvard School of Public Health
DepartmentEpidemiology


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  1. Ley SH, Sun Q, Willett WC, Eliassen AH, Wu K, Pan A, Grodstein F, Hu FB. Associations between red meat intake and biomarkers of inflammation and glucose metabolism in women. Am J Clin Nutr. 2014 Feb; 99(2):352-60.
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  2. Hendrickson SJ, Willett WC, Rosner BA, Eliassen AH. Food predictors of plasma carotenoids. Nutrients. 2013; 5(10):4051-66.
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  3. Ahern TP, Hankinson SE, Willett WC, Pollak MN, Eliassen AH, Tamimi RM. Plasma C-Peptide, mammographic breast density, and risk of invasive breast cancer. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2013 Oct; 22(10):1786-96.
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  4. Fortner RT, Tworoger SS, Wu T, Eliassen AH. Plasma florescent oxidation products and breast cancer risk: repeated measures in the Nurses' Health Study. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2013 Sep; 141(2):307-16.
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  5. Townsend MK, Franke AA, Li X, Hu FB, Eliassen AH. Within-person reproducibility of urinary bisphenol A and phthalate metabolites over a 1 to 3 year period among women in the Nurses' Health Studies: a prospective cohort study. Environ Health. 2013; 12(1):80.
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  6. Hogervorst JG, Fortner RT, Mucci LA, Tworoger SS, Eliassen AH, Hankinson SE, Wilson KM. Associations between Dietary Acrylamide Intake and Plasma Sex Hormone Levels. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2013 Nov; 22(11):2024-36.
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  7. Bertrand KA, Giovannucci E, Liu Y, Malspeis S, Eliassen AH, Wu K, Holmes MD, Laden F, Feskanich D. Determinants of plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D and development of prediction models in three US cohorts - CORRIGENDUM. Br J Nutr. 2013 Nov; 110(10):1934.
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  8. Tworoger SS, Eliassen AH, Zhang X, Qian J, Sluss PM, Rosner BA, Hankinson SE. A 20-year prospective study of plasma prolactin as a risk marker of breast cancer development. Cancer Res. 2013 Aug 1; 73(15):4810-9.
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  9. Xie J, Tworoger SS, Franke AA, Terry KL, Rice MS, Rosner BA, Willett WC, Hankinson SE, Eliassen AH. Plasma enterolactone and breast cancer risk in the Nurses' Health Study II. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2013 Jun; 139(3):801-9.
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  10. Hendrickson SJ, Lindström S, Eliassen AH, Rosner BA, Chen C, Barrdahl M, Brinton L, Buring J, Canzian F, Chanock S, Clavel-Chapelon F, Figueroa JD, Gapstur SM, Garcia-Closas M, Gaudet MM, Haiman CA, Hazra A, Henderson B, Hoover R, Hüsing A, Johansson M, Kaaks R, Khaw KT, Kolonel LN, Le Marchand L, Lissowska J, Lund E, McCullough ML, Peplonska B, Riboli E, Sacerdote C, Sánchez MJ, Tjønneland A, Trichopoulos D, van Gils CH, Yeager M, Kraft P, Hunter DJ, Ziegler RG, Willett WC. Plasma Carotenoid- and Retinol-Weighted Multi-SNP Scores and Risk of Breast Cancer in the National Cancer Institute Breast and Prostate Cancer Cohort Consortium. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2013 May; 22(5):927-36.
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  11. Cassidy A, Mukamal KJ, Liu L, Franz M, Eliassen AH, Rimm EB. High anthocyanin intake is associated with a reduced risk of myocardial infarction in young and middle-aged women. Circulation. 2013 Jan 15; 127(2):188-96.
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  12. Zhang X, Tworoger SS, Eliassen AH, Hankinson SE. Postmenopausal plasma sex hormone levels and breast cancer risk over 20 years of follow-up. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2013 Feb; 137(3):883-92.
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  13. Faupel-Badger JM, Arcaro KF, Balkam JJ, Eliassen AH, Hassiotou F, Lebrilla CB, Michels KB, Palmer JR, Schedin P, Stuebe AM, Watson CJ, Sherman ME. Postpartum remodeling, lactation, and breast cancer risk: summary of a national cancer institute-sponsored workshop. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2013 Feb 6; 105(3):166-74.
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  14. Eliassen AH, Hendrickson SJ, Brinton LA, Buring JE, Campos H, Dai Q, Dorgan JF, Franke AA, Gao YT, Goodman MT, Hallmans G, Helzlsouer KJ, Hoffman-Bolton J, Hultén K, Sesso HD, Sowell AL, Tamimi RM, Toniolo P, Wilkens LR, Winkvist A, Zeleniuch-Jacquotte A, Zheng W, Hankinson SE. Circulating carotenoids and risk of breast cancer: pooled analysis of eight prospective studies. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2012 Dec 19; 104(24):1905-16.
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  15. Hendrickson SJ, Hazra A, Chen C, Eliassen AH, Kraft P, Rosner BA, Willett WC. ß-Carotene 15,15'-monooxygenase 1 single nucleotide polymorphisms in relation to plasma carotenoid and retinol concentrations in women of European descent. Am J Clin Nutr. 2012 Dec; 96(6):1379-89.
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  16. Gu F, Caporaso NE, Schairer C, Fortner RT, Xu X, Hankinson SE, Eliassen AH, Ziegler RG. Urinary concentrations of estrogens and estrogen metabolites and smoking in caucasian women. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2013 Jan; 22(1):58-68.
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  17. Bertrand KA, Eliassen AH, Hankinson SE, Gierach GL, Xu X, Rosner B, Ziegler RG, Tamimi RM. Urinary estrogens and estrogen metabolites and mammographic density in premenopausal women. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2012 Nov; 136(1):277-87.
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  18. Xie J, Eliassen AH, Xu X, Matthews CE, Hankinson SE, Ziegler RG, Tworoger SS. Body Size in Relation to Urinary Estrogens and Estrogen Metabolites (EM) Among Premenopausal Women during the Luteal Phase. Horm Cancer. 2012 Dec; 3(5-6):249-60.
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  19. Matthews CE, Fortner RT, Xu X, Hankinson SE, Eliassen AH, Ziegler RG. Association between physical activity and urinary estrogens and estrogen metabolites in premenopausal women. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2012 Oct; 97(10):3724-33.
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  20. Fortner RT, Hankinson SE, Schairer C, Xu X, Ziegler RG, Eliassen AH. Association between reproductive factors and urinary estrogens and estrogen metabolites in premenopausal women. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2012 Jun; 21(6):959-68.
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  21. Bertrand KA, Giovannucci E, Liu Y, Malspeis S, Eliassen AH, Wu K, Holmes MD, Laden F, Feskanich D. Determinants of plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D and development of prediction models in three US cohorts. Br J Nutr. 2012 Nov; 108(10):1889-96.
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  22. Eliassen AH, Spiegelman D, Xu X, Keefer LK, Veenstra TD, Barbieri RL, Willett WC, Hankinson SE, Ziegler RG. Urinary estrogens and estrogen metabolites and subsequent risk of breast cancer among premenopausal women. Cancer Res. 2012 Feb 1; 72(3):696-706.
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  23. Eliassen AH, Spiegelman D, Hollis BW, Horst RL, Willett WC, Hankinson SE. Plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D and risk of breast cancer in the Nurses' Health Study II. Breast Cancer Res. 2011; 13(3):R50.
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  24. Michels KB, Terry KL, Eliassen AH, Hankinson SE, Willett WC. Adult weight change and incidence of premenopausal breast cancer. Int J Cancer. 2012 Feb 15; 130(4):902-9.
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  25. Eliassen AH, Hankinson SE, Rosner B, Holmes MD, Willett WC. Physical activity and risk of breast cancer among postmenopausal women. Arch Intern Med. 2010 Oct 25; 170(19):1758-64.
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  26. Gates MA, Tworoger SS, Eliassen AH, Missmer SA, Hankinson SE. Analgesic use and sex steroid hormone concentrations in postmenopausal women. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2010 Apr; 19(4):1033-41.
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  27. Kotsopoulos J, Tworoger SS, Campos H, Chung FL, Clevenger CV, Franke AA, Mantzoros CS, Ricchiuti V, Willett WC, Hankinson SE, Eliassen AH. Reproducibility of plasma and urine biomarkers among premenopausal and postmenopausal women from the Nurses' Health Studies. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2010 Apr; 19(4):938-46.
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  28. Hankinson SE, Eliassen AH. Circulating sex steroids and breast cancer risk in premenopausal women. Horm Cancer. 2010 Feb; 1(1):2-10.
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  29. Danforth KN, Eliassen AH, Tworoger SS, Missmer SA, Barbieri RL, Rosner BA, Colditz GA, Hankinson SE. The association of plasma androgen levels with breast, ovarian and endometrial cancer risk factors among postmenopausal women. Int J Cancer. 2010 Jan 1; 126(1):199-207.
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  30. Eliassen AH, Ziegler RG, Rosner B, Veenstra TD, Roman JM, Xu X, Hankinson SE. Reproducibility of fifteen urinary estrogens and estrogen metabolites over a 2- to 3-year period in premenopausal women. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2009 Nov; 18(11):2860-8.
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  31. Kotsopoulos J, Eliassen AH, Missmer SA, Hankinson SE, Tworoger SS. Relationship between caffeine intake and plasma sex hormone concentrations in premenopausal and postmenopausal women. Cancer. 2009 Jun 15; 115(12):2765-74.
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  32. Eliassen AH, Chen WY, Spiegelman D, Willett WC, Hunter DJ, Hankinson SE. Use of aspirin, other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and acetaminophen and risk of breast cancer among premenopausal women in the Nurses' Health Study II. Arch Intern Med. 2009 Jan 26; 169(2):115-21; discussion 121.
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  33. Su X, Hankinson SE, Clevenger CV, Eliassen AH, Tworoger SS. Energy balance, early life body size, and plasma prolactin levels in postmenopausal women. Cancer Causes Control. 2009 Mar; 20(2):253-62.
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  34. Eliassen AH, Missmer SA, Tworoger SS, Hankinson SE. Circulating 2-hydroxy- and 16alpha-hydroxy estrone levels and risk of breast cancer among postmenopausal women. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2008 Aug; 17(8):2029-35.
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  35. Eliassen AH, Hankinson SE. Endogenous hormone levels and risk of breast, endometrial and ovarian cancers: prospective studies. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2008; 630:148-65.
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  36. Eliassen AH, Hankinson SE. Endogenous hormone levels and risk of breast, endometrial and ovarian cancer: prospective studies . Innovative Endocrinology of Cancer, Berstein LM and Santen RJ, eds. 2008.
  37. Kim EH, Hankinson SE, Eliassen AH, Willett WC. A prospective study of grapefruit and grapefruit juice intake and breast cancer risk. Br J Cancer. 2008 Jan 15; 98(1):240-1.
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  38. Schernhammer ES, Tworoger SS, Eliassen AH, Missmer SA, Holly JM, Pollak MN, Hankinson SE. Body shape throughout life and correlations with IGFs and GH. Endocr Relat Cancer. 2007 Sep; 14(3):721-32.
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  39. Tworoger SS, Missmer SA, Eliassen AH, Barbieri RL, Dowsett M, Hankinson SE. Physical activity and inactivity in relation to sex hormone, prolactin, and insulin-like growth factor concentrations in premenopausal women - exercise and premenopausal hormones. Cancer Causes Control. 2007 Sep; 18(7):743-52.
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  40. Hankinson SE, Eliassen AH. Endogenous estrogen, testosterone and progesterone levels in relation to breast cancer risk. J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol. 2007 Aug-Sep; 106(1-5):24-30.
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  41. Eliassen AH, Tworoger SS, Hankinson SE. Reproductive factors and family history of breast cancer in relation to plasma prolactin levels in premenopausal and postmenopausal women. Int J Cancer. 2007 Apr 1; 120(7):1536-41.
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  42. Tworoger SS, Eliassen AH, Sluss P, Hankinson SE. A prospective study of plasma prolactin concentrations and risk of premenopausal and postmenopausal breast cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2007 Apr 20; 25(12):1482-8.
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  43. Tworoger SS, Eliassen AH, Kelesidis T, Colditz GA, Willett WC, Mantzoros CS, Hankinson SE. Plasma adiponectin concentrations and risk of incident breast cancer. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2007 Apr; 92(4):1510-6.
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  44. Bernstein E, Bernstein J, Feldman J, Fernandez W, Hagan M, Mitchell P, Safi C, Woolard R, Mello M, Baird J, Lee C, Bazargan-Hejazi S, Broderick K, Laperrier KA, Kellermann A, Wald MM, Taylor RE, Walton K, Grant-Ervin M, Rollinson D, Edwards D, Chan T, Davis D, Buchanan Marshall J, Aseltine R, James A, Schilling E, Abu-Hasaballah K, Baumann BM, Boudreaux ED, Maio RF, Cunningham RM, Murrell T, Doezema D, Anglin D, Eliassen A, Martin M, Pines J, Buchanan L, Turner J, D'Onofrio G, Degutis LC, Owens P. An evidence based alcohol screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment (SBIRT) curriculum for emergency department (ED) providers improves skills and utilization. Subst Abus. 2007; 28(4):79-92.
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  45. Eliassen AH, Tworoger SS, Mantzoros CS, Pollak MN, Hankinson SE. Circulating insulin and c-peptide levels and risk of breast cancer among predominately premenopausal women. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2007 Jan; 16(1):161-4.
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  46. Tworoger SS, Eliassen AH, Missmer SA, Baer H, Rich-Edwards J, Michels KB, Barbieri RL, Dowsett M, Hankinson SE. Birthweight and body size throughout life in relation to sex hormones and prolactin concentrations in premenopausal women. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2006 Dec; 15(12):2494-501.
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  47. Eliassen AH, Missmer SA, Tworoger SS, Spiegelman D, Barbieri RL, Dowsett M, Hankinson SE. Endogenous steroid hormone concentrations and risk of breast cancer among premenopausal women. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2006 Oct 4; 98(19):1406-15.
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  48. Eliassen AH, Colditz GA, Rosner B, Willett WC, Hankinson SE. Adult weight change and risk of postmenopausal breast cancer. JAMA. 2006 Jul 12; 296(2):193-201.
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  49. Tworoger SS, Missmer SA, Eliassen AH, Spiegelman D, Folkerd E, Dowsett M, Barbieri RL, Hankinson SE. The association of plasma DHEA and DHEA sulfate with breast cancer risk in predominantly premenopausal women. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2006 May; 15(5):967-71.
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  50. Eliassen AH, Colditz GA, Rosner B, Hankinson SE. Tubal sterilization in relation to breast cancer risk. Int J Cancer. 2006 Apr 15; 118(8):2026-30.
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  51. Eliassen AH, Missmer SA, Tworoger SS, Hankinson SE. Endogenous steroid hormone concentrations and risk of breast cancer: does the association vary by a woman's predicted breast cancer risk? J Clin Oncol. 2006 Apr 20; 24(12):1823-30.
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  52. Eliassen AH, Colditz GA, Peterson KE, Furtado JD, Fay ME, Sorensen G, Emmons KM. Biomarker validation of dietary intervention in two multiethnic populations. Prev Chronic Dis. 2006 Apr; 3(2):A44.
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  53. Eliassen AH, Colditz GA, Rosner B, Willett WC, Hankinson SE. Serum lipids, lipid-lowering drugs, and the risk of breast cancer. Arch Intern Med. 2005 Oct 24; 165(19):2264-71.
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  54. Missmer SA, Eliassen AH, Barbieri RL, Hankinson SE. Endogenous estrogen, androgen, and progesterone concentrations and breast cancer risk among postmenopausal women. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2004 Dec 15; 96(24):1856-65.
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  55. Tworoger SS, Eliassen AH, Rosner B, Sluss P, Hankinson SE. Plasma prolactin concentrations and risk of postmenopausal breast cancer. Cancer Res. 2004 Sep 15; 64(18):6814-9.
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  56. Eliassen AH . Lifestyle Factors and Risk of Breast Cancer [Doctoral Thesis]. 2004.
  57. Eliassen AH. Reproductive and Lifestyle Correlates of Prolactin Levels [Master’s Thesis]. 2001.
  58. Shapiro GG, Wighton TG, Chinn T, Zuckrman J, Eliassen AH, Picciano JF, Platts-Mills TA. House dust mite avoidance for children with asthma in homes of low-income families. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 1999 Jun; 103(6):1069-74.
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