Erica Warner

Research Associate

677 Huntington Avenue
Kresge Building, Room 911
Boston, MA 02115



Sc.D., Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, 2011
M.P.H., Social and Behavioral Sciences/Chronic Disease Epidemiology, Yale School of Public Health, 2006
A.B., Sociology, Duke University, 2002


My research is focused on investigating risk factors for aggressive breast cancer tumor subtypes and explaining racial variation in breast cancer incidence and survival.  I have primarily examined lifestyle and behavior risk factors, such as where women live, reproductive patterns, delays in diagnosis, body size, weight change and obesity. Current projects include investigating the relationship between childhood and adolescent body size, current BMI, and weight gain and risk of lethal breast cancer.  I am also investigating the role of vitamin D in the development of breast cancer according to molecular subtype and racial variation in plasma androgens.


Warner ET, Colditz GA, Palmer JR, Partridge AH, Rosner BA, Tamimi RM. Reproductive factors and risk of premenopausal breast cancer by age at diagnosis: Are there differences before and after age 40? Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2013 Oct 18. [Epub ahead of print]

Ritzwoller DP, Glasgow RE, Sukhanova AS, Bennett GG, Warner ET, Askew S, Goldman J, Greaney ML, Emmons KM, Colditz GA.  Economic Analyses of the Be Fit Be Well: A Weight loss and Blood Pressure Control Intervention in Community Health Centers.  J Gen Intern Med. 2013 Jun 4. [Epub ahead of print]

Glasgow RE, Askew S, Purcell P, Levine E, Warner ET, Strange KC, Colditz GA, Bennett GG.  Use of RE-AIM to Address Health Inequities: Application in a Low-Income Community Health Center Based Weight Loss and Hypertension Self-Management Program.  Transl Behav Med. 2013 Jun 1;3(2):200-210

Warner ET, Tamimi RM, Boggs D, Rosner B, Colditz GA, Rosenberg L, Palmer JR.  Estrogen Receptor Positive Tumors: Do Reproductive Factors Explain Differences in Incidence between Black and White Women? Cancer Causes Control. 2013 Apr;24(4):731-9. doi: 10.1007/s10552-013-0153-9. Epub 2013 Feb 5.

Warner ET, Glasgow RE, Emmons KM, Bennett GG, Askew S, Rosner B, Colditz GA. Recruitment and Retention Of Participants in a Pragmatic Randomized Intervention Trial at Three Community Health Clinics: Results and Lessons Learned.  BMC Public Health. 2013 Mar 6;13:192. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-13-192.

Warner ET, Tamimi RM, Hughes ME, Ottesen RA, Wong YN, Edge SB, Theriault RL, Blayney DW, Niland JC, Winer EP, Weeks JC, Partridge AH. Time to Diagnosis and Stage by Race/Ethnicity. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2012 Dec;136(3):813-21. doi: 10.1007/s10549-012-2304-1. Epub 2012 Oct 26.

Bennett GG, Warner ET, Glasgow RE, Askew S, Goldman J, Ritzwoller DP, Emmons KM, Rosner BA, Colditz GA.  Obesity Treatment for Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Patients in Primary Care Practice.  Well Study Investigators.  Arch Intern Med. 2012 Apr 9;172(7):565-74. doi: 10.1001/archinternmed.2012.1.

Warner ET, Wolin KY, Duncan DT, Heil DP, Askew SA, Bennett GG.  Differential Accuracy of Physical Activity Self-Report by Weight Status.  Am J Health Behav. 2012 Mar;36(2):168-78.

Duncan DT, Wolin KY, Scharoun-Lee M, Ding E, Warner ET, Bennett, GG.  Does Perception Equal Reality? Weight Misperception in Relation to Weight-Related Attitudes and Behaviors Among Overweight and Obese US Adults. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2011 Mar, 22;8(1):20.

Warner ET, Gomez SL. Impact of Neighborhood Racial Composition and Metropolitan Residential Segregation on Disparities in Breast Cancer Stage at Diagnosis and Survival Between Black and White Women in California. J Community Health. 2010 Aug;35(4):398-408.

Yeh HC, Clark JM, Emmons KE, Moore RH, Bennett GG, Warner ET, Sarwer DB, Jerome GJ, Miller ER, Volger S, Louis TA, Wells B, Wadden TA, Colditz GA, Appel LJ.  Independent but coordinated trials: insights from the Practice-based Opportunities for Weight Reduction Trials Collaborative Research Group.  Clin Trials. 2010 Jun;7(4):322-32.