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Joseph L. Wiemels, PhD

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Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, UCSF

joe.wiemels@ucsf.edu

Phone: (415) 514-0577 (voice)
Box 0520, 1450 3rd Street
San Francisco, CA 94158

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Education

Kenyon College, BA, 1988, Biology
University of California Berkeley, PhD, 1997, Environmental Health Science/Toxicology


Professional Experience

  • 1988-90
    Science Teacher, St. Johns College, Levuka, Fiji
  • 1992-97
    Graduate Student Researcher, University of California Berkeley
  • 1997-99
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Leukaemia Research Fund Centre, Institute of Cancer Research, London
  • 1999-2000
    Assistant Research Molecular Epidemiologist, University of California San Francisco
  • 2001-2002
    Assistant Adjunct Professor, University of California San Francisco
  • 2002-2006
    Assistant Professor in Residence, University of California San Francisco
  • 2006-present
    Associate Professor, University of California San Francisco

Honors & Awards

  • 1986
    Maxwell Elliot Power Prize, Kenyon College
  • 1988
    Phi Beta Kappa, Kenyon College
  • 1993
    Public Health Alumni Scholarship, University of California Berkeley
  • 1993
    National Science Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship in Toxicology awarded
  • 1993-97
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of California Berkeley
  • 2002
    Scholar, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of America

Selected Publications

  1. Walsh KM, Codd V, Smirnov IV, Rice T, Decker PA, Hansen HM, Kollmeyer T, Kosel ML, Molinaro AM, McCoy LS, Bracci PM, Cabriga BS, Pekmezci M, Zheng S, Wiemels JL, Pico AR, Tihan T, Berger MS, Chang SM, Prados MD, Lachance DH, O'Neill BP, Sicotte H, Eckel-Passow JE. Variants near TERT and TERC influencing telomere length are associated with high-grade glioma risk. Nat Genet. 2014 Jun 8.
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  2. Olson SH, Hsu M, Wiemels JL, Bracci PM, Zhou M, Patoka J, Reisacher WR, Wang J, Kurtz RC, Silverman DT, Stolzenberg-Solomon RZ. Serum immunoglobulin e and risk of pancreatic cancer in the prostate, lung, colorectal, and ovarian cancer screening trial. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2014 Jul; 23(7):1414-20.
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  3. Walsh KM, de Smith AJ, Welch TC, Smirnov I, Cunningham MJ, Ma X, Chokkalingam AP, Dahl GV, Roberts W, Barcellos LF, Buffler PA, Metayer C, Wiemels JL. Genomic ancestry and somatic alterations correlate with age at diagnosis in Hispanic children with B-cell ALL. Am J Hematol. 2014 Apr 3.
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  4. Francis SS, Selvin S, Metayer C, Wallace AD, Crouse V, Moore TB, Wiemels JL, Buffler PA. Mode of delivery and risk of childhood leukemia. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2014 May; 23(5):876-81.
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  5. de Smith AJ, Walsh KM, Ladner MB, Zhang S, Xiao C, Cohen F, Moore TB, Chokkalingam AP, Metayer C, Buffler PA, Trachtenberg EA, Wiemels JL. The role of KIR genes and their cognate HLA class I ligands in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Blood. 2014 Apr 17; 123(16):2497-503.
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  6. Diakos C, Xiao Y, Zheng S, Kager L, Dworzak M, Wiemels JL. Direct and Indirect Targets of the E2A-PBX1 Leukemia-Specific Fusion Protein. PLoS One. 2014; 9(2):e87602.
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  7. Xiao J, Lee ST, Xiao Y, Ma X, Houseman EA, Hsu LI, Roy R, Wrensch M, de Smith AJ, Chokkalingam A, Buffler P, Wiencke JK, Wiemels JL. PTPRG inhibition by DNA methylation and cooperation with RAS gene activation in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Int J Cancer. 2014 Feb 4.
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  8. Schildkraut JM, Calvocoressi L, Wang F, Wrensch M, Bondy ML, Wiemels JL, Claus EB. Endogenous and exogenous hormone exposure and the risk of meningioma in men. J Neurosurg. 2014 Apr; 120(4):820-6.
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  9. Goodman M, Lakind JS, Fagliano JA, Lash TL, Wiemels JL, Winn DM, Patel C, Eenwyk JV, Kohler BA, Schisterman EF, Albert P, Mattison DR. Cancer cluster investigations: review of the past and proposals for the future. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2014; 11(2):1479-99.
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  10. Walsh KM, de Smith AJ, Chokkalingam AP, Metayer C, Roberts W, Barcellos LF, Wiemels JL, Buffler PA. GATA3 risk alleles are associated with ancestral components in Hispanic children with ALL. Blood. 2013 Nov 7; 122(19):3385-7.
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  11. Lee ST, Bracci P, Zhou M, Rice T, Wiencke J, Wrensch M, Wiemels J. Interaction of allergy history and antibodies to specific varicella-zoster virus proteins on glioma risk. Int J Cancer. 2014 May 1; 134(9):2199-210.
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  12. Urayama KY, Chokkalingam AP, Metayer C, Hansen H, May S, Ramsay P, Wiemels JL, Wiencke JK, Trachtenberg E, Thompson P, Ishida Y, Brennan P, Jolly KW, Termuhlen AM, Taylor M, Barcellos LF, Buffler PA. SNP association mapping across the extended major histocompatibility complex and risk of B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia in children. PLoS One. 2013; 8(8):e72557.
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  13. Metayer C, Zhang L, Wiemels JL, Bartley K, Schiffman J, Ma X, Aldrich MC, Chang JS, Selvin S, Fu CH, Ducore J, Smith MT, Buffler PA. Tobacco smoke exposure and the risk of childhood acute lymphoblastic and myeloid leukemias by cytogenetic subtype. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2013 Sep; 22(9):1600-11.
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  14. Chokkalingam AP, Hsu LI, Metayer C, Hansen HM, Month SR, Barcellos LF, Wiemels JL, Buffler PA. Genetic variants in ARID5B and CEBPE are childhood ALL susceptibility loci in Hispanics. Cancer Causes Control. 2013 Oct; 24(10):1789-95.
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  15. Walsh KM, de Smith AJ, Chokkalingam AP, Metayer C, Dahl GV, Hsu LI, Barcellos LF, Wiemels JL, Buffler PA. Novel childhood ALL susceptibility locus BMI1-PIP4K2A is specifically associated with the hyperdiploid subtype. Blood. 2013 Jun 6; 121(23):4808-9.
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  16. Walsh KM, Chokkalingam AP, Hsu LI, Metayer C, de Smith AJ, Jacobs DI, Dahl GV, Loh ML, Smirnov IV, Bartley K, Ma X, Wiencke JK, Barcellos LF, Wiemels JL, Buffler PA. Associations between genome-wide Native American ancestry, known risk alleles and B-cell ALL risk in Hispanic children. Leukemia. 2013 Dec; 27(12):2416-9.
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  17. Chokkalingam AP, Chun DS, Noonan EJ, Pfeiffer CM, Zhang M, Month SR, Taggart DR, Wiemels JL, Metayer C, Buffler PA. Blood levels of folate at birth and risk of childhood leukemia. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2013 Jun; 22(6):1088-94.
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  18. Claus EB, Wiemels J, Wrensch M. Dental x-rays and risk of meningioma: response to Drs. Calnon, Jorgensen, and White. Cancer. 2013 Jan 15; 119(2):465-6.
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  19. Wiemels JL, Bracci PM, Wrensch M, Schildkraut J, Bondy M, Pfefferle J, Zhou M, Sison J, Calvocoressi L, Claus EB. Assessment of autoantibodies to meningioma in a population-based study. Am J Epidemiol. 2013 Jan 1; 177(1):75-83.
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  20. Chang JS, Tsai YW, Tsai CR, Wiemels JL. Allergy and risk of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia: a population-based and record-based study. Am J Epidemiol. 2012 Dec 1; 176(11):970-8.
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