University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Peggy Reynolds, PhD, MPH

Peggy Reynolds, PhD, MPH

Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, UCSF

Cancer Center Program Memberships

Cancer Control

Research Summary

Dr. Peggy Reynolds is an epidemiologist with research interests focused on environmental risk factors for cancer. Her research program has incorporated geographic information system tools and studies of biomarkers of exposure and effect to assess risk relationships for children and adults. A founding member and co-investigator for a large prospective study of women, the California Teachers Study, her work has examined a number of factors for risk of cancer and other diseases in women. Dr. Reynolds co-directs the Integrated Health Sciences Facility Core (IHSFC) for UCSF's newly NIEHS funded Environmental Research and Translation for Health (EaRTH) Center, designed to more broadly support and foster environmental health research for students, faculty and extended partners studying extrinsic influences on cancer and other health outcomes.

Education

University of California, Santa Cruz, BA, 6/1968, Psychology
University of California, Berkeley, MPH, 6/1978, Behavioral Science
University of California, Berkeley, PhD, 12/1983, Epidemiology

Selected Publications

  1. Reynolds P, Canchola AJ, Duffy CN, Hurley S, Neuhausen SL, Horn-Ross PL, Rull RP. Urinary cadmium and timing of menarche and pubertal development in girls. Environ Res. 2020 04; 183:109224.
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  2. Lee E, Kinninger A, Ursin G, Tseng C, Hurley S, Wang M, Wang Y, Park JS, Petreas M, Deapen D, Reynolds P. Serum Levels of Commonly Detected Persistent Organic Pollutants and Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFASs) and Mammographic Density in Postmenopausal Women. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020 01 17; 17(2).
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  3. Lee E, Doanvo N, Lee M, Soe Z, Lee AW, Van Doan C, Deapen D, Ursin G, Spicer D, Reynolds P, Wu AH. Immigration history, lifestyle characteristics, and breast density in the Vietnamese American Women's Health Study: a cross-sectional analysis. Cancer Causes Control. 2020 Feb; 31(2):127-138.
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  4. Varshavsky JR, Morello-Frosch R, Harwani S, Snider M, Petropoulou SE, Park JS, Petreas M, Reynolds P, Nguyen T, Quach T. A Pilot Biomonitoring Study of Cumulative Phthalates Exposure among Vietnamese American Nail Salon Workers. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020 01 02; 17(1).
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  5. Hurley S, Goldberg D, Von Behren J, Clague DeHart J, Wang S, Reynolds P. Chronotype and postmenopausal breast cancer risk among women in the California Teachers Study. Chronobiol Int. 2019 11; 36(11):1504-1514.
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  6. Von Behren J, Liu R, Sellen J, Duffy CN, Gajek R, Choe KY, DeGuzman J, Janes MK, Hild J, Reynolds P. Heavy Metals in California Women Living in a Gold Mining-Impacted Community. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2019 06 26; 16(13).
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  7. Hurley S, Goldberg D, Park JS, Petreas M, Bernstein L, Anton-Culver H, Neuhausen SL, Nelson DO, Reynolds P. A breast cancer case-control study of polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) serum levels among California women. Environ Int. 2019 06; 127:412-419.
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  8. Jiang L, Chang J, Ziogas A, Deapen D, Reynolds P, Bernstein L, Anton-Culver H. Secondhand smoke, obesity, and risk of type II diabetes among California teachers. Ann Epidemiol. 2019 04; 32:35-42.
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  9. Hurley S, Goldberg D, Wang M, Park JS, Petreas M, Bernstein L, Anton-Culver H, Nelson DO, Reynolds P. Breast cancer risk and serum levels of per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances: a case-control study nested in the California Teachers Study. Environ Health. 2018 11 27; 17(1):83.
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  10. Collins RT, Von Behren J, Yang W, Carmichael SL, Reynolds P, Fisher PG, Shaw GM. Congenital heart disease complexity and childhood cancer risk. Birth Defects Res. 2018 10 16; 110(17):1314-1321.
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  11. Quach T, Von Behren J, Nelson DO, Nguyen TN, Tsoh J, Le M, Fu L, Beckman S, Reynolds P. Evaluating an owner-to-worker training intervention in California nail salons using personal air monitoring. Am J Ind Med. 2018 10; 61(10):831-841.
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  12. Hurley S, Goldberg D, Wang M, Park JS, Petreas M, Bernstein L, Anton-Culver H, Nelson DO, Reynolds P. Time Trends in Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFASs) in California Women: Declining Serum Levels, 2011-2015. Environ Sci Technol. 2018 01 02; 52(1):277-287.
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  13. Marcotte EL, Druley TE, Johnson KJ, Richardson M, von Behren J, Mueller BA, Carozza S, McLaughlin C, Chow EJ, Reynolds P, Spector LG. Parental Age and Risk of Infant Leukaemia: A Pooled Analysis. Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol. 2017 11; 31(6):563-572.
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  14. Lacson JCA, Ma H, Lee E, Neuhausen SL, Anton-Culver H, Reynolds P, Nelson DO, Ziogas A, Van Den Berg D, Deapen DM, Bernstein L, Schumacher FR. Genome-Wide Testing of Exonic Variants and Breast Cancer Risk in the California Teachers Study. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2017 09; 26(9):1462-1465.
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  15. Powell MJ, Von Behren J, Neuhausen S, Reynolds P, Benz CC. Functional IGF1R variant predicts breast cancer risk in women with preeclampsia in California Teachers Study. Cancer Causes Control. 2017 Oct; 28(10):1027-1032.
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  16. Gomez SL, Shariff-Marco S, Cheng I, Reynolds P. Impact of the environment on cancer: Seeing the forest for the trees. Cancer. 2017 08 01; 123(15):2796-2797.
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  17. Gomez SL, Von Behren J, McKinley M, Clarke CA, Shariff-Marco S, Cheng I, Reynolds P, Glaser SL. Breast cancer in Asian Americans in California, 1988-2013: increasing incidence trends and recent data on breast cancer subtypes. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2017 Jul; 164(1):139-147.
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  18. Hurley S, Goldberg D, Nelson DO, Guo W, Wang Y, Baek HG, Park JS, Petreas M, Bernstein L, Anton-Culver H, Reynolds P. Temporal Evaluation of Polybrominated Diphenyl Ether (PBDE) Serum Levels in Middle-Aged and Older California Women, 2011-2015. Environ Sci Technol. 2017 04 18; 51(8):4697-4704.
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  19. Von Behren J, Fisher PG, Carmichael SL, Shaw GM, Reynolds P. An Investigation of Connections between Birth Defects and Cancers Arising in Adolescence and Very Young Adulthood. J Pediatr. 2017 06; 185:237-240.
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  20. Shariff-Marco S, Von Behren J, Reynolds P, Keegan TH, Hertz A, Kwan ML, Roh JM, Thomsen C, Kroenke CH, Ambrosone C, Kushi LH, Gomez SL. Impact of Social and Built Environment Factors on Body Size among Breast Cancer Survivors: The Pathways Study. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2017 04; 26(4):505-515.
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