Lydia B. Zablotska, MD, MPA, PhD

Lydia B. Zablotska, MD, MPA, PhD

Associate Professor in Residence, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, UCSF

Phone: (415) 476-4673 (voice)
UCSF Box 1229
San Francisco, CA 94143-1228

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Cancer Center Membership

Associate Member » Hematopoietic Malignancies» Cancer Genetics


Minsk State Medical School, Belarus, MD, May 1993, Medicine
Askew School of Public Administration, Florida State University, MPA, August 1997, Public Policy and Health Administration/Policy
Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, PhD, May 2003, Epidemiology

Professional Experience

  • 1993-1995
    National Medical Residency, Internal Medicine, Lviv State Medical School, Ukraine
  • 1996
    Administrative and Research Internship, Center for Clinical Effectiveness, Ford Health System
  • 1997-2000
    Graduate Research Assistant, Project "Effects of the Chornobyl Accident on Thyroid Cancer and Leukemia," Dr. G. Howe (PI), Department of Epidemiology, MSPH, Columbia University
  • 2000-2003
    Staff Associate, Project "Effects of the Chornobyl Accident on Thyroid Cancer and Leukemia," Dr. G. Howe (PI), Department of Epidemiology, MSPH, Columbia University
  • 2003-2006
    Epidemiologist, Project "Effects of the Chornobyl Accident on Thyroid Cancer and Leukemia," Dr. G. Howe (PI), Department of Epidemiology, MSPH, Columbia University
  • 2003-2004
    Instructor, Department of Epidemiology, Dr. E.Susser (Chairman), MSPH, Columbia University
  • 2004-2005
    Assistant Professor of Clinical Epidemiology, Department of Epidemiology, Dr. E.Susser (Chairman), MSPH, Columbia University
  • 2005-2008
    Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, Department of Epidemiology, Dr. E.Susser (Chairman), MSPH, Columbia University
  • 2008-2010
    Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics (DEB), School of Medicine (SOM), University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), San Francisco, CA
  • 2010-2012
    Associate Professor, DEB, SOM, UCSF, San Francisco, CA
  • 2012-present
    Associate Professor, In Residence series (tenured), DEB, SOM, UCSF, San Francisco, CA
  • 2013-present
    Head, Occupational and Environmental Area of Concentration, DEB, SOM, UCSF, San Francisco, CA

Honors & Awards

  • 1993
    Graduation with Distinction (Summa Cum Laude), Minsk State Medical School, Minsk, Belarus
  • 1995
    Senator E. Muskie Scholarship for Graduate Studies for Outstanding Students from the Commonwealth of Independent States, U.S. Agency for International Development
  • 2003
    Sydney Kark Award in Epidemiology for doctoral students committed to work in international health, MSPH, Columbia University
  • 2003
    Young Investigator Award, 12th International Congress of Radiation Research, Brisbane, Australia
  • 2004
    Calderone Junior Faculty Research Prize, MSPH, Columbia University
  • 2005
    Dean's Award for Innovation in the Curriculum, MSPH, Columbia University
  • 2006
    New Investigator's Award, American Statistical Association's Conference on Radiation and Health, Monterey Beach, CA
  • 2006
    Item Writing Committee, National Board of Public Health Examiners
  • 2007
    Young Investigator Award, 13th International Congress of Radiation Research, San Francisco, CA
  • 2007
    Invited Participant, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Workshop on Monoclonal B-cell Lymphocytosis and Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia: Etiologic Factors, Precursors, and Disease, Washington, DC
  • 2008
    Invited Speaker, American Statistical Association's Conference on Radiation and Health, Vail, CO
  • 2010
    Academic Career Development Award, National Cancer Institute
  • 2012
    Symposium Chair, Radiation Research Society 58th annual meeting, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • 2012
    Keynote Speaker, International Symposium for 50th Anniversary of RIRBM, Hiroshima University, “Support for Restoration from Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster,” Hiroshima, Japan
  • 2012
    Session Chair, Invited Speaker, American Statistical Association’s Conference on Radiation and Health, Kennebunkport, ME
  • 2013
    Keynote Speaker, 11th International Conference on the Health Effects of Incorporated Radionuclides (HEIR 2013), Berkeley, CA
  • 2014
    Symposium Chair, Invited Speaker, 47th annual meeting of the Society for Epidemiologic Research, Seattle, WA
  • 2014
    Member of the Organizing Committee, Chair of the Workshop for Early Stage Radiation Investigators (ESRI), Invited Speaker, Conference on Radiation and Health, Las Vegas, NV

Selected Publications

  1. Histopathological features of papillary thyroid carcinomas detected during four screening examinations of a Ukrainian-American cohort. Br J Cancer. 2015 Dec 1; 113(11):1556-64.
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  2. Impact of Uncertainties in Exposure Assessment on Thyroid Cancer Risk among Persons in Belarus Exposed as Children or Adolescents Due to the Chernobyl Accident. PLoS One. 2015; 10(10):e0139826.
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  3. Risk of Thyroid Follicular Adenoma Among Children and Adolescents in Belarus Exposed to Iodine-131 After the Chornobyl Accident. Am J Epidemiol. 2015 Nov 1; 182(9):781-90.
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  4. Dosimetry Support of the Ukrainian-American Case-control Study of Leukemia and Related Disorders Among Chornobyl Cleanup Workers. Health Phys. 2015 Oct; 109(4):296-301.
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  5. Non-radiation risk factors for leukemia: A case-control study among chornobyl cleanup workers in Ukraine. Environ Res. 2015 Oct; 142:72-6.
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  6. Analysis of thyroid malignant pathologic findings identified during 3 rounds of screening (1997-2008) of a cohort of children and adolescents from belarus exposed to radioiodines after the Chernobyl accident. Cancer. 2015 Feb 1; 121(3):457-66.
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  7. Using the coronary artery calcium score to guide statin therapy: a cost-effectiveness analysis. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2014 Mar; 7(2):276-84.
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  8. Leukemia, lymphoma and multiple myeloma mortality (1950-1999) and incidence (1969-1999) in the Eldorado uranium workers cohort. Environ Res. 2014 Apr; 130:43-50.
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  9. Iodine-131 and thyroid function: Ostroumova et al. respond. Environ Health Perspect. 2014 Feb; 122(2):A40-1.
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  10. Impact of uncertainties in exposure assessment on estimates of thyroid cancer risk among Ukrainian children and adolescents exposed from the Chernobyl accident. PLoS One. 2014; 9(1):e85723.
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  11. A reanalysis of cancer mortality in Canadian nuclear workers (1956-1994) based on revised exposure and cohort data. Br J Cancer. 2014 Jan 7; 110(1):214-23.
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  12. Potential increased risk of ischemic heart disease mortality with significant dose fractionation in the Canadian Fluoroscopy Cohort Study. Am J Epidemiol. 2014 Jan 1; 179(1):120-31.
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  13. Ischemic heart disease after breast cancer radiotherapy. N Engl J Med. 2013 Jun 27; 368(26):2523-4.
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  14. Measures of thyroid function among Belarusian children and adolescents exposed to iodine-131 from the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear plant. Environ Health Perspect. 2013 Jul; 121(7):865-71.
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  15. Mortality (1950-1999) and cancer incidence (1969-1999) of workers in the Port Hope cohort study exposed to a unique combination of radium, uranium and ?-ray doses. BMJ Open. 2013; 3(2).
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  16. Comment on "dose-responses from multi-model inference for the non-cancer disease mortality of atomic bomb survivors" (Radiat. Environ. Biophys (2012) 51:165-178) by Schöllnberger et al. Radiat Environ Biophys. 2013 Mar; 52(1):157-9.
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  17. Radiation and the risk of chronic lymphocytic and other leukemias among chornobyl cleanup workers. Environ Health Perspect. 2013 Jan; 121(1):59-65.
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  18. Lung cancer mortality (1950-1999) among Eldorado uranium workers: a comparison of models of carcinogenesis and empirical excess risk models. PLoS One. 2012; 7(8):e41431.
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  19. Systematic review and meta-analysis of circulatory disease from exposure to low-level ionizing radiation and estimates of potential population mortality risks. Environ Health Perspect. 2012 Nov; 120(11):1503-11.
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  20. Thyroid cancer in Ukraine after the Chernobyl accident (in the framework of the Ukraine-US Thyroid Project). J Radiol Prot. 2012 Mar; 32(1):N65-9.
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