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Joseph L. Wiemels, PhD

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wiemels_joseph

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, 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. Wiencke JK, Accomando WP, Zheng S, Patoka J, Dou X, Phillips JJ, Hsuang G, Christensen BC, Houseman EA, Koestler DC, Bracci P, Wiemels JL, Wrensch M, Nelson HH, Kelsey KT. Epigenetic biomarkers of T-cells in human glioma. Epigenetics. 2012 Dec 1; 7(12):1391-402.
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  12. Claus EB, Calvocoressi L, Bondy ML, Wrensch M, Wiemels JL, Schildkraut JM. Exogenous hormone use, reproductive factors, and risk of intracranial meningioma in females. J Neurosurg. 2013 Mar; 118(3):649-56.
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  13. Lee ST, Xiao Y, Muench MO, Xiao J, Fomin ME, Wiencke JK, Zheng S, Dou X, de Smith A, Chokkalingam A, Buffler P, Ma X, Wiemels JL. A global DNA methylation and gene expression analysis of early human B-cell development reveals a demethylation signature and transcription factor network. Nucleic Acids Res. 2012 Dec; 40(22):11339-51.
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  14. Urayama KY, Chokkalingam AP, Metayer C, Ma X, Selvin S, Barcellos LF, Wiemels JL, Wiencke JK, Taylor M, Brennan P, Dahl GV, Moonsamy P, Erlich HA, Trachtenberg E, Buffler PA. HLA-DP genetic variation, proxies for early life immune modulation and childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia risk. Blood. 2012 Oct 11; 120(15):3039-47.
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  15. Rajaraman P, Melin BS, Wang Z, McKean-Cowdin R, Michaud DS, Wang SS, Bondy M, Houlston R, Jenkins RB, Wrensch M, Yeager M, Ahlbom A, Albanes D, Andersson U, Freeman LE, Buring JE, Butler MA, Braganza M, Carreon T, Feychting M, Fleming SJ, Gapstur SM, Gaziano JM, Giles GG, Hallmans G, Henriksson R, Hoffman-Bolton J, Inskip PD, Johansen C, Kitahara CM, Lathrop M, Liu C, Le Marchand L, Linet MS, Lonn S, Peters U, Purdue MP, Rothman N, Ruder AM, Sanson M, Sesso HD, Severi G, Shu XO, Simon M, Stampfer M, Stevens VL, Visvanathan K, White E, Wolk A, Zeleniuch-Jacquotte A, Zheng W, Decker P, Enciso-Mora V, Fridley B, Gao YT, Kosel M, Lachance DH, Lau C, Rice T, Swerdlow A, Wiemels JL, Wiencke JK, Shete S, Xiang YB, Xiao Y, Hoover RN, Fraumeni JF, Chatterjee N, Hartge P, Chanock SJ. Genome-wide association study of glioma and meta-analysis. Hum Genet. 2012 Dec; 131(12):1877-88.
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  16. Chokkalingam AP, Metayer C, Scelo G, Chang JS, Schiffman J, Urayama KY, Ma X, Hansen HM, Feusner JH, Barcellos LF, Wiencke JK, Wiemels JL, Buffler PA. Fetal growth and body size genes and risk of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Cancer Causes Control. 2012 Sep; 23(9):1577-85.
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  17. Chang JS, Tsai CR, Tsai YW, Wiemels JL. Medically diagnosed infections and risk of childhood leukaemia: a population-based case-control study. Int J Epidemiol. 2012 Aug; 41(4):1050-9.
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  18. Chokkalingam AP, Metayer C, Scelo GA, Chang JS, Urayama KY, Aldrich MC, Guha N, Hansen HM, Dahl GV, Barcellos LF, Wiencke JK, Wiemels JL, Buffler PA. Variation in xenobiotic transport and metabolism genes, household chemical exposures, and risk of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Cancer Causes Control. 2012 Aug; 23(8):1367-75.
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  19. Nelson HH, Marsit CJ, Christensen BC, Houseman EA, Kontic M, Wiemels JL, Karagas MR, Wrensch MR, Zheng S, Wiencke JK, Kelsey KT. Key epigenetic changes associated with lung cancer development: results from dense methylation array profiling. Epigenetics. 2012 Jun 1; 7(6):559-66.
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  20. Seiler RL, Wiemels JL. Occurrence of ²¹°Po and biological effects of low-level exposure: the need for research. Environ Health Perspect. 2012 Sep; 120(9):1230-7.
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