University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Dejana Braithwaite, PhD

Dejana Braithwaite, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, UCSF

Cancer Center Program Memberships

Breast Oncology

Education

1994 University of London, England, German Literature
1998, London Guildhall University, UK, BSc, Psychology/Psychobiology
1999, University College London, UK, MSc, Health Psychology
2004, Cambridge University, Institute of Public Health, UK, PhD, Epidemiology/Behavioral Science
2007, UCSF Breast Cancer Center, Fellowship, Breast Cancer Epidemiology


Professional Experience

  • 2004-2007
    Postdoctoral Fellow, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • 2007-present
    Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California, San Francisco, CA

Honors & Awards

  • 2000-04
    Predoctoral Fellowship Award, Cancer Research UK (United Kingdom)
  • 2003
    Scholar in Training Award, American Association for Cancer Research
  • 2007
    Cancer Prevention Research Fellowship from the Prevent Cancer Foundation/American Society for Preventive Oncology
  • 2009
    UCSF Breast Cancer SPORE (Specialized Program of Research Excellence), Developmental Award
  • 2009
    Hellman Family Foundation Award for Early Career Faculty at UCSF
  • 2010
    Best Poster Award, UCSF Breast Oncology Program

Selected Publications

  • Braithwaite D, Sutton S, Smithson WH, Emery J. Internet-based risk assessment and decision support for the management of familial cancer in primary care: a survey of GPs' attitudes and intentions. Family Practice, 2002, 19, 6: 587-589
  • Braithwaite D, Sutton S, Steggles N. Intention to participate in predictive genetic testing for hereditary cancer: the role of attitude toward uncertainty. Psychology and Health, 2002, 17, 6: 761-772
  • Braithwaite D, Emery J, de Lusignan S, Sutton S. Using the Internet to conduct surveys of health professionals: a valid alternative? Family Practice, 2003, 20(5):545-51
  • Walter FM, Emery JD, Braithwaite D, Marteau TM. Lay understanding of familial risk of common chronic diseases: a systematic review and synthesis of qualitative research. Annals of Family Medicine, 2004 2(6):583-94.
  • Braithwaite D, Emery J, Walter F, Prevost T, Sutton S. Psychological impact of genetic counseling for familial cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 2004, 21; 96(2):122-33
  • Braithwaite D, Sutton S, Mackay J, Stein J, Emery J. Development of a risk assessment tool for breast cancer prevention. Cancer Detection and Prevention, 2005, 29: 433-439
  • Braithwaite D, Emery J, Walter F, Prevost T, Sutton S. Psychological impact of genetic counseling for familial cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Familial Cancer, 2006; 5(1):61-75.
  • Braithwaite D, Tammemagi M, Moore D, Ozanne E, Hiatt RA, Belkora J, Satariano W, West D, Liebman M, Esserman L. Hypertension is an independent predictor of survival disparity among African American and white breast cancer patients. International Journal of Cancer, 2009; 124(5):1213-19
  • Ozanne E, Braithwaite D, Sepucha K, Moore D, Esserman L, Belkora J. Sensitivity of the Adjuvant! Online breast cancer prognostic model to input variability. Journal of Clinical Oncology; 2009; 27(2):214-9.
  • Braithwaite D, Moore D, Lustig R, Epel E, Ong K, Wang M, Rehkopf D, Miller S, Hiatt RA. Socioeconomic status in relation to age at menarche among black and white girls. Cancer Causes and Control; 2009; 20(5):713-20