Patrick Bradshaw PhD

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology
Martin Sisters Endowed Chair, Medical Research & Public Health
  • PhD - Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • MS - Statistics, University of Florida
  • MS - Economics, Florida State University
Research Interests: 
  • Cancer Epidemiology
  • Epidemiologic Methods
  • Nutritional Epidemiology
  • Obesity Epidemiology
Research Description: 

Dr. Bradshaw’s research interests have centered on the identification of factors related to diet, obesity, and physical activity patterns that influence the risk of developing cancer and, once diagnosed, survival. He also has a keen interest in addressing quantitative methodological issues in the study of nutrition and cancer, including methods to account for missing data and analysis of dietary patterns. His current work includes the identification of determinants of obesity-related comorbidities among women with breast cancer, including determinants of weight change and physical activity levels after diagnosis, as well as characterization of the relationship between metabolic syndrome and cancer incidence.

Selected Publications: 

P.T. Bradshaw, J.G. Ibrahim, and M.D. Gammon.  A Bayesian proportional hazards regression model with non-ignorably missing time-varying covariates. Statistics in Medicine, 2010 Dec. Article first published online: 20 OCT 2010, DOI: 10.1002/sim.4076.

P.T. Bradshaw, J.G. Ibrahim, R. Cleveland, P.E. Abrahamson, J. Stevens, J.A. Satia, S.L. Teitelbaum, A.I. Neugut, M.D. Gammon.  Post-diagnosis change in bodyweight and survival after breast cancer diagnosis. Epidemiology. 2012 Mar; 23(2):320-7.

P.T. Bradshaw, A.M. Siega-Riz, M. Cambpell, M.E. Bell, J. Smith, W.K. Funkhouser, M.C. Weissler, A.F. Olshan.  Associations between dietary patterns and head and neck cancer: The Carolina Head and Neck Cancer Epidemiology study. American Journal of Epidemiology. 2012 Jun 15;175(12):1225-33. Epub 2012 May 10.

P.T. Bradshaw, J. Stevens, K. L. Monda. Metabolic syndrome in healthy obese, overweight and normal weight individuals: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study. Obesity. 2012 Jun 20. doi: 10.1038/oby.2012.173. [Epub ahead of print.]

L.E. McCullough, S.M. Eng, P.T. Bradshaw, R.J. Cleveland, S.L. Teitelbaum, A.I. Neugut, M.D. Gammon. Fat or fit: The joint effects of physical activity, weight gain, and body size on breast cancer risk. Cancer. 2012 Jun 25. doi: 10.1002/cncr.27433. [Epub ahead of print]

L.E. McCullough, R.M. Santella, R.J. Cleveland, P.T. Bradshaw, R.C. Millikan, K.E. North, A.F. Olshan, S.M. Eng, C.B. Ambrosone, J. Ahn, S.E. Steck, S.L. Teitelbaum, A.I. Neugut, M.D. Gammon. Polymorphisms in oxidative stress genes, physical activity, and breast cancer risk. Cancer Causes Control. 2012 Dec; 23(12):1949-58. doi: 10.1007/s10552-012-0072-1. Epub 2012 Sep 29.

P.T. Bradshaw*, N. Khankari*, S.L. Teitelbaum, X. Xu, B.N. Fink, S.E. Steck, M.M. Gaudet, G.C. Kabat, M.S. Wolff, A.I. Neugut, J. Chen, M.D. Gammon. Nutrient Pathways and Breast Cancer Risk: The Long Island Breast Cancer Study Project. Nutrition and Cancer. 2013 65:3, 345-354. PMID: 23530633. *Shared first authorship.

S.S. Cohen, C.E. Matthews, P.T. Bradshaw, L. Lipworth, M.S. Buchowski, L.B. Signorello, W.J. Blot. Sedentary behavior, physical activity and likelihood of breast cancer among black and white women: a report from the Southern Community Cohort Study. Cancer Prev Res. 2013 Apr 10 [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 23576427.

L.E. McCullough, R.M. Santella, R.J. Cleveland, R.C. Millikan, A.F. Olshan, K.E. North, P.T. Bradshaw, S.M. Eng, M.B. Terry, J. Shen, K.D. Crew, P. Rossner Jr., S.L. Teitelbaum, A.I. Neugut, M.D. Gammon. Polymorphisms in DNA repair genes, recreational physical activity and breast cancer risk. Int J Cancer. 2013. doi: 10.1002/ijc.28383. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 23852586.

N.K. Khankari, P.T. Bradshaw, L.E. McCullough, S.L. Teitelbaum, S.E. Steck, B.N. Fink, X. Xu, J. Ahn, C.B. Ambrosone, K.D. Crew, M.B. Terry, A.I. Neugut, J. Chen, R.M. Santella,  M.D. Gammon. Genetic variation in multiple biologic pathways, flavonoid intake and breast cancer. Cancer Causes and Control. 2014; 25(2):215-26. doi: 10.1007/s10552-013-0324-8. Epub 2013 Nov 27. PMID: 24281852.

P.T. Bradshaw, J.G. Ibrahim, N. Khankari, R. Cleveland, P.E. Abrahamson, J. Stevens, J.A. Satia, S.L. Teitelbaum, A.I. Neugut, M.D. Gammon.  Post-diagnosis physical activity and survival after breast cancer diagnosis: The Long Island Breast Cancer Study. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2014; Jun; 145(3):735-42. doi: 10.1007/s10549-014-2966-y. Epub 2014 May 1.

J. Stevens, P.T. Bradshaw, K. Truesdale, M. Jensen. Obesity Paradox should not interfere with public health efforts. Int J Obes (Lond). 2015 Jan;39(1):80-1. doi: 10.1038/ijo.2014.60. Epub 2014 Apr 15.

L.L. Reimers, K.D. Crew, P.T. Bradshaw, R.M. Santella, S.E. Steck, I. Sirosh, M.B. Terry, D.L. Hershman, E. Shane, S. Cremers, E. Dworakowski, S.L. Teitelbaum, A.I. Neugut, M.D. Gammon. Vitamin D-related gene polymorphisms, plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D, and breast cancer risk. Cancer Causes and Control. 2015 Feb; 26(2):187-203. doi: 10.1007/s10552-014-0497-9. Epub 2014 Nov 25. PubMed PMID: 25421379; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4302042.

E. Erber Oakkar, J. Stevens, P.T. Bradshaw, J. Cai, K.M. Perreira, B.M. Popkin, P. Gordon-Larsen, D.R. Young, N.R. Ghai, B. Caan, V.P. Quinn. Longitudinal study of acculturation and BMI change among Asian-American men. Prev Med. 2015 Jan 17;73C:15-21. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2015.01.009. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25602913.

N.K. Khankari, P.T. Bradshaw, S.E. Steck, K. He, A.F. Olshan, J. Shen, J. Ahn, Y. Chen, H. Ahsan, M.B. Terry, S.L. Teitelbaum, A.I. Neugut, R.M. Santella, M.D. Gammon. Dietary intake of fish, polyunsaturated fatty acids, and survival after breast cancer: a population-based follow-up study on Long Island, NY. Cancer. 2015 Mar 24. doi: 10.1002/cncr.29329. [Epub ahead of print.] In Press.

P.T. Bradshaw, J. Stevens, N. Khankari, S.L. Teitelbaum, A.I. Neugut, M.D. Gammon. Cardiovascular Disease Mortality Among Breast Cancer Survivors. Epidemiology. 2015. In press.

Z. Cui, K.P. Truesdale, P.T. Bradshaw, J. Cai, J. Stevens. Three-year weight change and cardiometabolic risk factors in obese and normal weight adults who are metabolically healthy: The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study. International Journal of Obesity. 2015. doi: 10.1038/ijo.2015.56. [Epub ahead of print.] In press.

P.T. Bradshaw, J. Stevens. Invited commentary: Is the metabolically healthy obese phenotype an irrelevant artifact for public health? American Journal of Epidemiology. 2015. In press.

A.J. White, H.B. Nichols, P.T. Bradshaw, D.P. Sandler. Overall and central adiposity and breast cancer risk in the Sister Study. Cancer. 2015. In press.


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