June 21, 2017

Barbara J. Fuhrman, PhD

Assistant Professor


2006 – Ph.D. (Epidemiology and Community Health), University at Buffalo, State University of New York, Buffalo, NY.
2002 – M.S. (Epidemiology), University at Buffalo, State University of New York, Buffalo, NY.
1997 – B.A. (Spanish), Yale University, New Haven, CT.

Research Interest

Cancer epidemiology

Recent Publications

Fuhrman BJ, Brinton LA, Pfeiffer RM, Xu X, Veenstra TD, Teter BE, Byrne C, Dallal C, Barba M, Muti PC, Gierach GL. Estrogen metabolism and mammographic density in postmenopausal women: a cross-sectional study. In press, Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention.

 Fuhrman BJ, Schairer C, Gail MH, Boyd-Morin J, Xu X, Sue LY, Buys SS, Isaacs C, Keefer LK, Veenstra TD, Berg CD, Hoover RN, Ziegler RG. Estrogen metabolism and risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women. Journal of the National Cancer Institute. 2012;104:326-39.

Barba M, Sperati F, Stranges S, Carlomagno C, Nasti G, Iaffaioli V, Caolo G, Mottolese M, G. Botti G, Terrenato I, Vici P, Serpico D, Giordano A, D’Aiuto G, Crispo A, M. Montella, G. Capurso, delle Fave G, Fuhrman B, Botti C and De Placido S. Fasting glucose and treatment outcome in breast and colorectal cancer patients treated with targeted agents: results from a historic cohort. Annals of Oncology 2011.

Fuhrman BJ, Xu X, Falk RT, Hankinson SE, Veenstra TD, Keefer LK, and Ziegler RG. Stability of 15 estrogens and estrogen metabolites in urine samples under processing and storage conditions typically used in epidemiologic studies. International Journal of Biological Markers 2010;25:185-94.

Ziegler RG, Faupel-Badger JM, Sue LY, Fuhrman BJ, Falk RT, Boyd-Morin J, Henderson MK, Hoover RN, Veenstra TD, Keefer LK, Xu X. A new approach to measuring estrogen exposure and metabolism in epidemiologic studies. Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 2010;121:538-45.

Faupel-Badger JM, Fuhrman BJ, Xu X, Falk RT, Keefer LK, Veenstra TD, Hoover RN, Ziegler RG. Comparison of liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry, RIA, and ELISA methods for measurement of urinary estrogens. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention 2010;19:292-300.

Fuhrman BJ, Smit E, Crespo CJ, Garcia-Palmieri MR. Coffee intake and risk of incident diabetes in Puerto Rican men: results from the Puerto Rico Heart Health Program. Public Health Nutrition 2009;12:842-848.

Fuhrman BJ, Pfeiffer R, Xu X, Wu AH, Korde L, Gail MH, Keefer LK, Veenstra TD, Hoover RN, Ziegler RG. Soy intake is associated with increased 2-hydroxylation and decreased 16alpha-hydroxylation of estrogens in Asian-American women. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention 2009;18:2751-2760.

Freedman DM, Rajaraman P, Fuhrman BJ, Hoffbeck R, Alexander BH. Sunlight, hormone replacement status and colorectal cancer risk in post-menopausal women. International Journal of Cancer 2009;126:1997-2001.

Freedman DM, Fuhrman BJ, Graubard BI, Chang SC. Vitamin D and cancer mortality. Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention 2009;18:359; author reply 359-360.