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Paige M. Bracci, PhD, MPH


Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, UCSF


Phone: (415) 476-3354
Box 1228, UCSF
San Francisco, CA 94143-0808

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University of Vermont, Burlington, B.A., 1979-1983, Mathematics and Zoology
Boston University, Boston, M.P.H., 1985-1987, Epidemiology and Biostatistics
University of Toronto, Toronto, M.S., 1989-1991, Biostatistics
University of California, Berkeley, Ph.D., 2004-2007, Epidemiology

Professional Experience

  • 1984-1987
    Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA; Research Tech., Neuroanatomy
  • 1987-1988
    Boston Dept of Health and Hospitals, Boston, MA; Data Analyst, AIDS Epidemiology
  • 1988-1989
    State Laboratory Institute, Boston, MA; Laboratory Study Manager, AIDS
  • 1989
    University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada; Teaching Assistant, Biostatistics
  • 1989-1991
    University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada; Statistical consultant, Nutrition
  • 1992
    Health Outcomes Group, Palo Alto, CA; Statistical consultant
  • 1992-1995
    Stanford University Stroke Center, Stanford, CA; Scientific Programmer Analyst, Neurology
  • 1995-2000
    University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA; Sr. Statistician, Cancer Epidemiology
  • 2000-2008
    University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA; Specialist, Cancer Epidemiology
  • 2008-present
    University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA; Asst. Prof., Cancer Epidemiology
  • 2009-present
    University of California San Francisco; Joan Rombauer Endowed Fellowship

Honors & Awards

  • 2010
    Lymphoma Foundation of America Young Scientist Award

Selected Publications

  1. Conde L, Riby J, Zhang J, Bracci PM, Skibola CF. Copy number variation analysis on a non-hodgkin lymphoma case-control study identifies an 11q25 duplication associated with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. PLoS One. 2014; 9(8):e105382.
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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Tang H, Wei P, Duell EJ, Risch HA, Olson SH, Bueno-de-Mesquita HB, Gallinger S, Holly EA, Petersen G, Bracci PM, McWilliams RR, Jenab M, Riboli E, Tjønneland A, Boutron-Ruault MC, Kaaks R, Trichopoulos D, Panico S, Sund M, Peeters PH, Khaw KT, Amos CI, Li D. Axonal guidance signaling pathway interacting with smoking in modifying the risk of pancreatic cancer: a gene- and pathway-based interaction analysis of GWAS data. Carcinogenesis. 2014 May; 35(5):1039-45.
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  5. 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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  6. Tang H, Wei P, Duell EJ, Risch HA, Olson SH, Bueno-de-Mesquita HB, Gallinger S, Holly EA, Petersen GM, Bracci PM, McWilliams RR, Jenab M, Riboli E, Tjønneland A, Boutron-Ruault MC, Kaaks R, Trichopoulos D, Panico S, Sund M, Peeters PH, Khaw KT, Amos CI, Li D. Genes-Environment Interactions in Obesity- and Diabetes-Associated Pancreatic Cancer: A GWAS Data Analysis. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2014 Jan; 23(1):98-106.
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  7. Schuetz JM, Daley D, Leach S, Conde L, Berry BR, Gallagher RP, Connors JM, Gascoyne RD, Bracci PM, Skibola CF, Spinelli JJ, Brooks-Wilson AR. Non-Hodgkin lymphoma risk and variants in genes controlling lymphocyte development. PLoS One. 2013; 8(9):e75170.
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  8. Klein AP, Lindström S, Mendelsohn JB, Steplowski E, Arslan AA, Bueno-de-Mesquita HB, Fuchs CS, Gallinger S, Gross M, Helzlsouer K, Holly EA, Jacobs EJ, Lacroix A, Li D, Mandelson MT, Olson SH, Petersen GM, Risch HA, Stolzenberg-Solomon RZ, Zheng W, Amundadottir L, Albanes D, Allen NE, Bamlet WR, Boutron-Ruault MC, Buring JE, Bracci PM, Canzian F, Clipp S, Cotterchio M, Duell EJ, Elena J, Gaziano JM, Giovannucci EL, Goggins M, Hallmans G, Hassan M, Hutchinson A, Hunter DJ, Kooperberg C, Kurtz RC, Liu S, Overvad K, Palli D, Patel AV, Rabe KG, Shu XO, Slimani N, Tobias GS, Trichopoulos D, Van Den Eeden SK, Vineis P, Virtamo J, Wactawski-Wende J, Wolpin BM, Yu H, Yu K, Zeleniuch-Jacquotte A, Chanock SJ, Hoover RN, Hartge P, Kraft P. An absolute risk model to identify individuals at elevated risk for pancreatic cancer in the general population. PLoS One. 2013; 8(9):e72311.
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  9. Bosetti C, Lucenteforte E, Bracci PM, Negri E, Neale RE, Risch HA, Olson SH, Gallinger S, Miller AB, Bueno-de-Mesquita HB, Talamini R, Polesel J, Ghadirian P, Baghurst PA, Zatonski W, Fontham E, Holly EA, Gao YT, Yu H, Kurtz RC, Cotterchio M, Maisonneuve P, Zeegers MP, Duell EJ, Boffetta P, La Vecchia C. Ulcer, gastric surgery and pancreatic cancer risk: an analysis from the International Pancreatic Cancer Case-Control Consortium (PanC4). Ann Oncol. 2013 Nov; 24(11):2903-10.
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  10. Olson SH, Hsu M, Satagopan JM, Maisonneuve P, Silverman DT, Lucenteforte E, Anderson KE, Borgida A, Bracci PM, Bueno-de-Mesquita HB, Cotterchio M, Dai Q, Duell EJ, Fontham EH, Gallinger S, Holly EA, Ji BT, Kurtz RC, La Vecchia C, Lowenfels AB, Luckett B, Ludwig E, Petersen GM, Polesel J, Seminara D, Strayer L, Talamini R. Allergies and risk of pancreatic cancer: a pooled analysis from the Pancreatic Cancer Case-Control Consortium. Am J Epidemiol. 2013 Sep 1; 178(5):691-700.
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  11. Conde L, Foo JN, Riby J, Liu J, Darabi H, Hjalgrim H, Bracci PM, Smedby KE, Skibola CF. X chromosome-wide association study of follicular lymphoma. Br J Haematol. 2013 Sep; 162(6):858-62.
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  12. Foo JN, Smedby KE, Akers NK, Berglund M, Irwan ID, Jia X, Li Y, Conde L, Darabi H, Bracci PM, Melbye M, Adami HO, Glimelius B, Khor CC, Hjalgrim H, Padyukov L, Humphreys K, Enblad G, Skibola CF, de Bakker PI, Liu J. Coding variants at hexa-allelic amino acid 13 of HLA-DRB1 explain independent SNP associations with follicular lymphoma risk. Am J Hum Genet. 2013 Jul 11; 93(1):167-72.
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  13. Berndt SI, Skibola CF, Joseph V, Camp NJ, Nieters A, Wang Z, Cozen W, Monnereau A, Wang SS, Kelly RS, Lan Q, Teras LR, Chatterjee N, Chung CC, Yeager M, Brooks-Wilson AR, Hartge P, Purdue MP, Birmann BM, Armstrong BK, Cocco P, Zhang Y, Severi G, Zeleniuch-Jacquotte A, Lawrence C, Burdette L, Yuenger J, Hutchinson A, Jacobs KB, Call TG, Shanafelt TD, Novak AJ, Kay NE, Liebow M, Wang AH, Smedby KE, Adami HO, Melbye M, Glimelius B, Chang ET, Glenn M, Curtin K, Cannon-Albright LA, Jones B, Diver WR, Link BK, Weiner GJ, Conde L, Bracci PM, Riby J, Holly EA, Smith MT, Jackson RD, Tinker LF, Benavente Y, Becker N, Boffetta P, Brennan P, Foretova L, Maynadie M, McKay J, Staines A, Rabe KG, Achenbach SJ, Vachon CM, Goldin LR, Strom SS, Lanasa MC, Spector LG, Leis JF, Cunningham JM, Weinberg JB, Morrison VA, Caporaso NE, Norman AD, Linet MS, De Roos AJ, Morton LM, Severson RK, Riboli E, Vineis P, Kaaks R, Trichopoulos D, Masala G, Weiderpass E, Chirlaque MD, Vermeulen RC, Travis RC, Giles GG, Albanes D, Virtamo J, Weinstein S, Clavel J, Zheng T, Holford TR, Offit K, Zelenetz A, Klein RJ, Spinelli JJ, Bertrand KA, Laden F, Giovannucci E, Kraft P, Kricker A, Turner J, Vajdic CM, Ennas MG, Ferri GM, Miligi L, Liang L, Sampson J, Crouch S, Park JH, North KE, Cox A, Snowden JA, Wright J, Carracedo A, Lopez-Otin C, Bea S, Salaverria I, Martin-Garcia D, Campo E, Fraumeni JF, de Sanjose S, Hjalgrim H, Cerhan JR, Chanock SJ, Rothman N, Slager SL. Genome-wide association study identifies multiple risk loci for chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Nat Genet. 2013 Aug; 45(8):868-76.
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  14. Walsh KM, Rice T, Decker PA, Kosel ML, Kollmeyer T, Hansen HM, Zheng S, McCoy LS, Bracci PM, Anderson E, Hsuang G, Wiemels JL, Pico AR, Smirnov I, Molinaro AM, Tihan T, Berger MS, Chang SM, Prados MD, Lachance DH, Sicotte H, Eckel-Passow JE, Wiencke JK, Jenkins RB, Wrensch MR. Genetic variants in telomerase-related genes are associated with an older age at diagnosis in glioma patients: evidence for distinct pathways of gliomagenesis. Neuro Oncol. 2013 Aug; 15(8):1041-7.
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  15. Navon O, Sul JH, Han B, Conde L, Bracci PM, Riby J, Skibola CF, Eskin E, Halperin E. Rare variant association testing under low-coverage sequencing. Genetics. 2013 Jul; 194(3):769-79.
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  16. Rice T, Zheng S, Decker PA, Walsh KM, Bracci P, Xiao Y, McCoy LS, Smirnov I, Patoka JS, Hansen HM, Hsuang G, Wiemels JL, Tihan T, Pico AR, Prados MD, Chang SM, Berger MS, Caron A, Fink S, Kollmeyer T, Rynearson A, Voss J, Kosel ML, Fridley BL, Lachance DH, Eckel-Passow JE, Sicotte H, O'Neill BP, Giannini C, Wiencke JK, Jenkins RB, Wrensch MR. Inherited variant on chromosome 11q23 increases susceptibility to IDH-mutated but not IDH-normal gliomas regardless of grade or histology. Neuro Oncol. 2013 May; 15(5):535-41.
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  17. Leenders M, Bhattacharjee S, Vineis P, Stevens V, Bueno-de-Mesquita HB, Shu XO, Amundadottir L, Gross M, Tobias GS, Wactawski-Wende J, Arslan AA, Duell EJ, Fuchs CS, Gallinger S, Hartge P, Hoover RN, Holly EA, Jacobs EJ, Klein AP, Kooperberg C, LaCroix A, Li D, Mandelson MT, Olson SH, Petersen G, Risch HA, Yu K, Wolpin BM, Zheng W, Agalliu I, Albanes D, Boutron-Ruault MC, Bracci PM, Buring JE, Canzian F, Chang K, Chanock SJ, Cotterchio M, Gaziano JM, Giovanucci EL, Goggins M, Hallmans G, Hankinson SE, Hoffman-Bolton JA, Hunter DJ, Hutchinson A, Jacobs KB, Jenab M, Khaw KT, Kraft P, Krogh V, Kurtz RC, McWilliams RR, Mendelsohn JB, Patel AV, Rabe KG, Riboli E, Tjønneland A, Trichopoulos D, Virtamo J, Visvanathan K, Elena JW, Yu H, Zeleniuch-Jacquotte A, Stolzenberg-Solomon RZ. Polymorphisms in genes related to one-carbon metabolism are not related to pancreatic cancer in PanScan and PanC4. Cancer Causes Control. 2013 Mar; 24(3):595-602.
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  18. Chan JM, Gong Z, Holly EA, Bracci PM. Dietary patterns and risk of pancreatic cancer in a large population-based case-control study in the San Francisco Bay Area. Nutr Cancer. 2013; 65(1):157-64.
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  19. Walsh KM, Anderson E, Hansen HM, Decker PA, Kosel ML, Kollmeyer T, Rice T, Zheng S, Xiao Y, Chang JS, McCoy LS, Bracci PM, Wiemels JL, Pico AR, Smirnov I, Lachance DH, Sicotte H, Eckel-Passow JE, Wiencke JK, Jenkins RB, Wrensch MR. Analysis of 60 reported glioma risk SNPs replicates published GWAS findings but fails to replicate associations from published candidate-gene studies. Genet Epidemiol. 2013 Feb; 37(2):222-8.
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  20. Conde L, Bracci PM, Richardson R, Montgomery SB, Skibola CF. Integrating GWAS and expression data for functional characterization of disease-associated SNPs: an application to follicular lymphoma. Am J Hum Genet. 2013 Jan 10; 92(1):126-30.
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