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Doratha Byrd, PhD, MPH

Academic Rank: Assistant Member

Overview

Dr. Byrd's research focuses on elucidating the interrelationships among modifiable dietary and lifestyle exposures, the microbiome, and cancer risk and progression.  Her long term goal is to use multilevel approaches to address cancer disparities with her etiological microbiome research.


Discipline

Education & Training

Fellowship:

  • Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health, PhD - Epidemiology
  • University of Florida, MPH - Epidemiology
Research

Dr. Byrd's research focuses on elucidating the interrelationships among modifiable dietary and lifestyle exposures, the microbiome, and cancer risk and progression.  Her long term goal is to use multilevel approaches to address cancer disparities with her etiological microbiome research.

Publications

  • Boyd P, Lowry M, Morris KL, Land SR, Agurs-Collins T, Hall K, Byrd DA, Perna FM. Health Behaviors of Cancer Survivors and Population Controls From the National Health Interview Survey (2005-2015). JNCI Cancer Spectr. 2020 Oct.4(5):pkaa043. Pubmedid: 33134825. Pmcid: PMC7583145.
  • Loftfield E, Herzig KH, Caporaso JG, Derkach A, Wan Y, Byrd DA, Vogtmann E, Männikkö M, Karhunen V, Knight R, Gunter MJ, Järvelin MR, Sinha R. Association of Body Mass Index with Fecal Microbial Diversity and Metabolites in the Northern Finland Birth Cohort. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2020 Nov.29(11):2289-2299. Pubmedid: 32855266. Pmcid: PMC7642019.
  • Byrd DA, Sinha R, Hoffman KL, Chen J, Hua X, Shi J, Chia N, Petrosino J, Vogtmann E. Comparison of Methods To Collect Fecal Samples for Microbiome Studies Using Whole-Genome Shotgun Metagenomic Sequencing. mSphere. 2020 Feb.5(1). Pubmedid: 32250964. Pmcid: PMC7045388.
  • Byrd DA, Carson TL, Williams F, Vogtmann E. Elucidating the role of the gastrointestinal microbiota in racial and ethnic health disparities. Genome Biol. 2020 Aug.21(1):192. Pubmedid: 32746938. Pmcid: PMC7397581.
  • Byrd DA, Chen J, Vogtmann E, Hullings A, Song SJ, Amir A, Kibriya MG, Ahsan H, Chen Y, Nelson H, Knight R, Shi J, Chia N, Sinha R. Reproducibility, stability, and accuracy of microbial profiles by fecal sample collection method in three distinct populations. PLoS One. 2019 Nov.14(11):e0224757. Pubmedid: 31738775. Pmcid: PMC6860998.
  • Byrd DA, Judd SE, Flanders WD, Hartman TJ, Fedirko V, Bostick RM. Development and Validation of Novel Dietary and Lifestyle Inflammation Scores. J Nutr. 2019 Dec.149(12):2206-2218. Pubmedid: 31373368. Pmcid: PMC6887697.