Mindy Hebert-Derouen, PhD, MPH

Title(s)Specialist, Epidemiology & Biostatistics
SchoolSchool of Medicine
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    Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PABS05/2002Biological Sciences, minor in Chemistry
    University of Oxford, Oxford, EnglandBA06/2004Philosophy, Politics, and Economics
    Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CAPhD01/2010Cancer Biology
    University of California Berkeley, School of Public Health, Berkeley, CAMPH05/2014Epidemiology
    University of California, San Francisco, CA2019Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training
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    American Association of Cancer Research2017Trainee, Integrative Molecular Epidemiology Workshop
    National Institute of Health2007  - 2009NIH Interdisciplinary Training Grant in Regenerative Medicine
    American Society for Engineering Education2004  - 2007National Defense Science & Engineering Grant
    The Rhodes Trust, Oxford2002  - 2004Rhodes Scholarship
    Carnegie Mellon University2002Andrew Carnegie Society Scholarship for service and leadership
    Carnegie Mellon University2002Judity A. Resnik Award for outstanding woman in science or engineering

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    Dr. DeRouen is a cancer epidemiologist with dual training in cancer biology and epidemiology. Her ongoing research efforts are focused on cancer prevention and control and address cancer disparities due to multi-level determinants, especially social determinants of health. Dr. DeRouen has experience with pooling and harmonizing complex multi-level data, including contextual-level data and data from electronic health records, from disparate sources and designing studies of multi-level data to study cancer disparities.


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    Research on Prostate Cancer in Men of African Ancestry: Defining the Roles of Genetics, Immunity and Stress (RESPOND)
    NIH/NCI U19CA214253Jul 5, 2018 - Jun 30, 2023
    Role: Co-Investigator (UCSF Site)
    Active surveillance and patient reported outcomes in a diverse population of prostate cancer patients
    NIH/NCI R01CA211141Aug 1, 2017 - Jul 31, 2022
    Role: Co-Investigator
    A cohort study of air pollution, brain cancer, and benign brain tumors in Los Angeles County
    BLTRAP/University of Southern California BTAP010Feb 10, 2017 - Jan 31, 2019
    Role: Co-Investigator
    A prospective study of phthalates, BPA, and breast cancer
    California Breast Cancer Research Program/University of Southern California 22UB-2309Oct 1, 2016 - Aug 31, 2020
    Role: Co-Investigator
    Lung cancer in never smokers: incidence, risk factors, and molecular characteristics in Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanderfemales
    NIH/NCI R01CA204070May 11, 2016 - Apr 30, 2019
    Role: Co-Investigator
    Role Description: Project Director

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    Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Researchers can login to make corrections and additions, or contact us for help.
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    1. DeRouen MC, Hu L, McKinley M, Gali K, Patel M, Clarke C, Wakelee H, Haile R, Gomez SL, Cheng I. Incidence of lung cancer histologic cell-types according to neighborhood factors: A population based study in California. PLoS One. 2018; 13(5):e0197146. PMID: 29791458.
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    2. DeRouen MC, Schupp CW, Koo J, Yang J, Hertz A, Shariff-Marco S, Cockburn M, Nelson DO, Ingles SA, John EM, Gomez SL. Impact of individual and neighborhood factors on disparities in prostate cancer survival. Cancer Epidemiol. 2018 04; 53:1-11. PMID: 29328959.
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    3. DeRouen MC, Parsons HM, Kent EE, Pollock BH, Keegan THM. Sociodemographic disparities in survival for adolescents and young adults with cancer differ by health insurance status. Cancer Causes Control. 2017 Aug; 28(8):841-851. PMID: 28660357.
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    4. Gomez SL, Canchola AJ, Nelson DO, Keegan TH, Clarke CA, Cheng I, Shariff-Marco S, DeRouen M, Catalano R, Satariano WA, Davidson-Allen K, Glaser SL. Recent declines in cancer incidence: related to the Great Recession? Cancer Causes Control. 2017 02; 28(2):145-154. PMID: 28130633.
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    5. Ramirez J, Elmofty M, Castillo E, DeRouen M, Shariff-Marco S, Allen L, Gomez SL, Nápoles AM, Márquez-Magaña L. Evaluation of cortisol and telomere length measurements in ethnically diverse women with breast cancer using culturally sensitive methods. J Community Genet. 2017 Apr; 8(2):75-86. PMID: 28050886.
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    6. Keegan TH, DeRouen MC, Parsons HM, Clarke CA, Goldberg D, Flowers CR, Glaser SL. Impact of Treatment and Insurance on Socioeconomic Disparities in Survival after Adolescent and Young Adult Hodgkin Lymphoma: A Population-Based Study. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2016 Feb; 25(2):264-73. PMID: 26826029.
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    7. DeRouen MC, Mujahid M, Srinivas S, Keegan TH. Disparities in Adolescent and Young Adult Survival After Testicular Cancer Vary by Histologic Subtype: A Population-Based Study in California 1988-2010. J Adolesc Young Adult Oncol. 2016 Mar; 5(1):31-40. PMID: 26812451.
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    8. Gomez SL, Shariff-Marco S, DeRouen M, Keegan TH, Yen IH, Mujahid M, Satariano WA, Glaser SL. The impact of neighborhood social and built environment factors across the cancer continuum: Current research, methodological considerations, and future directions. Cancer. 2015 Jul 15; 121(14):2314-30. PMID: 25847484.
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    9. DeRouen MC, Smith AW, Tao L, Bellizzi KM, Lynch CF, Parsons HM, Kent EE, Keegan TH. Cancer-related information needs and cancer's impact on control over life influence health-related quality of life among adolescents and young adults with cancer. Psychooncology. 2015 Sep; 24(9):1104-15. PMID: 25611943.
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    10. Froment MA, Gomez SL, Roux A, DeRouen MC, Kidd EA. Impact of socioeconomic status and ethnic enclave on cervical cancer incidence among Hispanics and Asians in California. Gynecol Oncol. 2014 Jun; 133(3):409-15. PMID: 24674831.
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    11. Keegan TH, Tao L, DeRouen MC, Wu XC, Prasad P, Lynch CF, Shnorhavorian M, Zebrack BJ, Chu R, Harlan LC, Smith AW, Parsons HM. Medical care in adolescents and young adult cancer survivors: what are the biggest access-related barriers? J Cancer Surviv. 2014 Jun; 8(2):282-92. PMID: 24408440.
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    12. Derouen MC, Gomez SL, Press DJ, Tao L, Kurian AW, Keegan TH. A Population-Based Observational Study of First-Course Treatment and Survival for Adolescent and Young Adult Females with Breast Cancer. J Adolesc Young Adult Oncol. 2013 Sep; 2(3):95-103. PMID: 24066271.
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    13. Keegan TH, Press DJ, Tao L, DeRouen MC, Kurian AW, Clarke CA, Gomez SL. Impact of breast cancer subtypes on 3-year survival among adolescent and young adult women. Breast Cancer Res. 2013; 15(5):R95. PMID: 24131591.
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    14. DeRouen MC, McCormick JB, Owen-Smith J, Scott CT. The race is on: human embryonic stem cell research goes global. Stem Cell Rev Rep. 2012 Dec; 8(4):1043-7. PMID: 22715049.
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    15. Keegan TH, DeRouen MC, Press DJ, Kurian AW, Clarke CA. Occurrence of breast cancer subtypes in adolescent and young adult women. Breast Cancer Res. 2012 Mar 27; 14(2):R55. PMID: 22452927.
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    16. Chang ET, Gomez SL, Fish K, Schupp CW, Parsonnet J, DeRouen MC, Keegan TH, Clarke CA, Glaser SL. Gastric cancer incidence among Hispanics in California: patterns by time, nativity, and neighborhood characteristics. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2012 May; 21(5):709-19. PMID: 22374991.
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    17. Scott CT, McCormick JB, DeRouen MC, Owen-Smith J. Democracy derived? New trajectories in pluripotent stem cell research. Cell. 2011 Jun 10; 145(6):820-6. PMID: 21663787.
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    18. DeRouen MC, Zhen H, Tan SH, Williams S, Marinkovich MP, Oro AE. Laminin-511 and integrin beta-1 in hair follicle development and basal cell carcinoma formation. BMC Dev Biol. 2010 Nov 10; 10:112. PMID: 21067603.
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    19. Scott CT, McCormick JB, Derouen MC, Owen-Smith J. Federal policy and the use of pluripotent stem cells. Nat Methods. 2010 Nov; 7(11):866-7. PMID: 21030961.
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    20. DeRouen MC, Oro AE. The primary cilium: a small yet mighty organelle. J Invest Dermatol. 2009 Feb; 129(2):264-5. PMID: 19148215.
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    21. Yu L, Hébert MC, Zhang YE. TGF-beta receptor-activated p38 MAP kinase mediates Smad-independent TGF-beta responses. EMBO J. 2002 Jul 15; 21(14):3749-59. PMID: 12110587.
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