Bettina F. Drake, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor
Public Health Sciences

Human and Statistical Genetics Program
Molecular Genetics and Genomics Program
Cancer Biology Program

  • 314 747-4534


  • Identifying preventive strategies to reduce cancer disparities

Research Abstract:

The objectives of my research program are:
1) to identify the modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors for cancer as well as the at-risk groups for these factors;

2) to utilize community-based approaches to design, implement and disseminate research information;

3) to promote education and awareness of research and research participation in minority communities.

Selected Publications:

Forman JP, Scott JB, Ng K, Drake BF, Gonzalez Suarez E, Hayden DL, Bennett GG, Chandler PD, Hollis
BW, Emmons KM, Fuchs CS, Giovannucci EL, Chan AT. Effect of vitamin D supplementation on blood
pressure in blacks. Hypertension. Mar;61:779-785, 2013. PMCID: PMC3775458 [Available on 2014/4/1]

Eeles RA, Olama AA, Benlloch S, Saunders EJ, …Drake B, Colditz G, …; PRACTICAL (Prostate Cancer
Association Group to Investigate Cancer-Associated Alterations in the Genome) Consortium, Kote-Jarai Z,
Easton DF. Identification of 23 new prostate cancer susceptibility loci using the iCOGS custom genotyping
array. Nat Genet. 2013 Apr;45(4):385-91, 391e1-2. doi: 10.1038/ng.2560. PubMed PMID: 23535732.
PMCID in progress

Drake BF, Quintiliani LM, Sapp AL, Li Y, Harley AE, Emmons KM, Sorensen G. Comparing strategies to
assess multiple behavior change in behavioral intervention studies. Translational Behavioral Medicine.
Mar;3(1):114-121, 2013. PMCID: PMC3597762

Waters EA, Hay JL, Orom H, Kiviniemi MT, Drake, BF. Don’t know responses to risk perception measures:
Implications for underserved populations. Medical Decision Making. Feb;33(2):271-281, 2013. PMCID:

Fanyanju OM, Jeffe DB, Tappenden JR, Beers CE, Drake BF, Gao F, Margenthaler JA. Breast cancer
presentation in an urban health care safety net system. Missouri Medicine. Sept-Oct;109(5):405-411, 2012.

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