Michelle Holmes

Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology

Department of Epidemiology

Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Channing Lab
181 Longwood Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02115

Education

1977 B.A., RADCLIFFE COLLEGE
1982 M.P.H. (Health Policy and Management), HARVARD SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH
1982 M.D. (Medicine), HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL
1997 DR.P.H. (Epidemiology), HARVARD SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH

Other Affiliations

Associate Professor of Medicine

Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Harvard Medical School

Selected Publications

Breast Cancer

Holmes MD, Chen WY, Li L, Hertzmark E, Spiegelman D, Hankinson SE.  Aspirin intake and survival after breast cancer.  J Clin Oncology, 2010 Mar 20;28(9):1467-72. (PMC 2849768)

Fung TT, Chiuve SE, Willett WC, Hankinson SE, Hu FB, Holmes MD.  Intake of specific fruits and vegetables in relation to risk of estrogen receptor-negative breast cancer among postmenopausal women.  Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2013 Apr;138(3):925-30. doi: 10.1007/s10549-013-2484-3. Epub 2013 Mar 27. (PMID:  23532538).

Holmes MD, Olsson H, Pawitan Y, Holm J, Lundholm C, Andersson TM-L, Adami H-O, Askling J, Smedby KE.  Aspirin intake and breast cancer survival – a nation-wide study using prospectively recorded data in Sweden.  BMC Cancer.  2014, 14: 391.  PMID 24890520.

Holmes MD, Wang J, Hankinson SE, Tamimi RM, Chen WE.  Protein intake and breast cancer survival in the Nurses’ Health Study.  J Clin Onc 2017 Jan 20;35(3):325-333. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2016.68.3292.  PMID:28095274

Chronic Disease in Africa

Holmes MD, Dalal S, Volmink J, Adebamowo CA, Njelekela M, et al. (2010) Non-Communicable Diseases in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Case for Cohort Studies. PLoS Med 7(5): e1000244 (PMC2867939)

Dalal S, Holmes MD, Laurence C, Bajunirwe F, Guwatudde D, Njelekela M, Adebamowo C, Nankya-Mutyoba J, Chiwanga FS, Volmink J, Ajayi I, Kalyesubula R, Reid TG, Dockery D, Hemnway D, Adami H-O.  Feasibility of a large cohort study in sub-Saharan Africa assessed through a four-country survey.  Global Health Action 2015, 2015 May 25;8:27422. doi: 10.3402/gha.v8.27422. eCollection 2015. ( PMID 26015082)

Laurence CE, Volmink J, Esterhuizen TM, Dalal S, Holmes MD.  Risk of cardiovascular disease among teachers in Cape Town:  findings of the South African PaCT pilot study.  South African Medical Journal, 2016; 106(10)996-1001.  (PMID 27725020).
Ajayi, I, Adami H-OAdebamowo C, Nankya-Mutyoba J, Dalal S, Diamond MB, Bajunirwe F, Guwatudde D, Njelekela M, Chiwanga FS, Volmink J, Kalyesubula R, Laurence C, Reid TG, Dockery D, Hemenway D, Spiegelman D, Holmes MD.  Urban-rural and geographic differences in overweight and obesity in four sub-Saharan African adult populations:   a mult-country cross-sectional study.  BMC Public Health, 2016 Oct 28;16(1):1126. PMID: 27793143

Research

Lifestyle factors affecting quality of life and survival after a cancer diagnosis, as well as cancer risk, and the development of observational and intervention studies in Africa and other parts of the developing world.