Holly Harris

Affiliate Assistant Professor, Epidemiology



ScD Harvard T.H. Chan,
MPH University of Southern California, 2005
BA Macalester College, 2000



Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Box M4-B859
Program in Epidemiology, Division of Public Health Sciences
1100 Fairview Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98109

Research Interests

I am broadly interested in the impact of lifestyle, nutrition, and genetic factors on women’s health. Specifically, I have focused on ovarian and breast cancer, as well as on hormonally related conditions that have shared reproductive risk factors with these diseases, including endometriosis and uterine fibroids. Much of my research to date has focused on understanding the role of the potentially modifiable risk factors of diet and lifestyle on the risk of these conditions. A more recent facet of my research is to explore the interrelatedness of these conditions and their shared risk factors. As ovarian cancer is rare, I am particularly interested in identifying women, such as those with endometriosis, who may be at higher risk because these women may benefit from screening modalities for ovarian cancer which are currently not appropriate for population-based use. Identification of women at high risk for ovarian cancer and breast cancer is also important as it allows for targeted prevention strategies and can guide clinical decisions regarding frequency of screening and chemoprevention strategies for both of these cancers. Finally, understanding the influence of genetic factors, both alone or as a part of gene-environment interactions may facilitate prevention and help identify women most at risk for ovarian and breast cancer.

Recent Publications (PubMed)

Cannabis smoking, tobacco cigarette smoking, and adenomyosis risk.
(2023 Jan 27)
Fertil Steril
Joachim GE, Bohnert KM, As-Sanie S, Harris HR, Upson K

Lifetime ovulatory years and risk of epithelial ovarian cancer: a multinational pooled analysis.
(2023 Jan 23)
J Natl Cancer Inst
Fu Z, Brooks MM, Irvin S, Jordan S, Aben KKH, Anton-Culver H, Bandera EV, Beckmann MW, Berchuck A, Brooks-Wilson A, Chang-Claude J, Cook LS, Cramer DW, Cushing-Haugen KL, Doherty JA, Ekici AB, Fasching PA, Fortner RT, Gayther SA, Gentry-Maharaj A, Giles GG, Goode EL, Goodman MT, AOCS Group, Harris HR, Hein A, Kaaks R, Kiemeney LA, Köbel M, Kotsopoulos J, Kotsopoulos J, Le ND, Lee AW, Matsuo K, McGuire V, McLaughlin JR, Menon U, Milne RL, Moysich KB, Pearce CL, Pike MC, Qin B, Ramus SJ, Riggan MJ, Rothstein JH, Schildkraut JM, Sieh W, Sutphen R, Terry KL, Thompson PJ, Titus L, van Altena AM, White E, Whittemore AS, Wu AH, Zheng W, Ziogas A, Taylor SE, Tang L, Songer T, Wentzensen N, Webb PM, Risch HA, Modugno F, Ovarian Cancer Association Consortium

Breastfeeding history and adenomyosis risk using a novel case-control study design.
(2022 Dec 20)
Fertil Steril
Hall MS, Holt VL, Holzman C, Vazquez AI, Harris HR, As-Sanie S, Upson K

Fruit and vegetable consumption, pesticide residue intake from consumption of fruits and vegetables, and risk of uterine fibroids.
(2022 Dec 19)
F S Sci
Davis CP, Garzia NA, Cushing-Haugen K, Terry KL, Chiu YH, Sandoval-Insausti H, Chavarro JE, Missmer SA, Harris HR

Profiling the immune landscape in mucinous ovarian carcinoma.
(2023 Jan)
Gynecol Oncol 168(): 23-31
Meagher NS, Hamilton P, Milne K, Thornton S, Harris B, Weir A, Alsop J, Bisinoto C, Brenton JD, Brooks-Wilson A, Chiu DS, Cushing-Haugen KL, Fereday S, Garsed DW, Gayther SA, Gentry-Maharaj A, Gilks B, Jimenez-Linan M, Kennedy CJ, Le ND, Piskorz AM, Riggan MJ, Shah M, Singh N, Talhouk A, Widschwendter M, Bowtell DDL, Candido Dos Reis FJ, Cook LS, Fortner RT, García MJ, Harris HR, Huntsman DG, Karnezis AN, Köbel M, Menon U, Pharoah PDP, Doherty JA, Anglesio MS, Pike MC, Pearce CL, Friedlander ML, DeFazio A, Nelson BH, Ramus SJ

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