Howard Strickler, MD, MPH
Professor and Head, Division of Epidemiology
Harold and Muriel Block Chair in Epidemiology & Population Health
Co-Leader, Cancer Epidemiology Program, Albert Einstein Cancer Center
Co-Director, Clinical & Population Health Research, Center For AIDS Research (CFAR)

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Primary research interests involve viral and cancer epidemiology, especially as it relates to:

(i) The viral causes of cancer such as human papillomavirus (HPV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV)

(ii) Immunogenetic factors that influence viral infection with HPV, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and hepatitis C virus (HCV)

(iii) The hormonal and growth factors influences on viral pathogenesis and tumorigenesis. These include obesity, diabetes, the insulin / insulin-like growth factor axis, sex hormones, and related pathways.

Division: Epidemiology
Campus: Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus

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Publications & Presentations


Ligibel JA, Strickler HD. Obesity and its impact on breast cancer: tumor incidence, recurrence, survival and possible interventions. ASCO publication (in press)

Kuniholm MH, Anastos K, Kovacs A, Gao X, Marti D, Sette A, Greenblatt RM, Peters M, Cohen MH, Minkoff H, Gange SJ, Thio CL, Young MA, Xue X, Carrington M, Strickler HD. Relation of HLA Class I and II Supertypes with Spontaneous Clearance of Hepatitis C Virus. Genes Immun. (In Press)


Abraham AG, Strickler HD, Jing Y, Gange SJ, Sterling TR, Silverberg M, Saag M, Rourke S, Rachlis A, Napravnik S, Moore RD, Klein M, Kitahata M, Kirk G, Hogg R, Hessol NA, Goedert JJ, Gill MJ, Gebo K, Eron JJ, Engels EA, Dubrow R, Crane HM, Brooks JT, Bosch R, D'Souza G; for the North American AIDS Cohort Collaboration on Research and Design (NA-ACCORD) of IeDEA. Invasive cervical cancer risk among HIV-infected women: A North American multi-cohort collaboration prospective study. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. (In Press)


Keller, M.J., Burk, R.D., Xie, X., Anastos, K., Massad, L.S., Minkoff, H., Xue, X., D’Souza, G., Watts, D.H., Levine, A.M., Castle, P.E., Colie, C., Palefsky, J.M., Strickler, H.D. Risk of Cervical Pre-Cancer and Cancer Among HIV-Infected Women With Normal Cervical Cytology and No Evidence of Oncogenic HPV Infection. JAMA. 308: 362-9, 2012.


Rajpathak SN, He M, Sun Q, Kaplan RC, Muzumdar R, Rohan TE, Gunter MJ, Pollak M, Kim, M, Pessin JE, Beasley J, Wylie-Rosett J, Hu FB, Strickler HD. The Insulin-Like Growth Factor Axis and Risk of Type 2 Diabetes in Women. Diabetes. 61: 2248-54, 2012.


Kuniholm MH, Gao X, Xue X, Kovacs A, Marti D, Thio CL, Peters MG, Greenblatt RM, Goedert JJ, Cohen MH, Minkoff H, Gange SJ, Anastos K, Fazzari M, Young MA, Strickler HD*, Carrington*(*Both senior authors contributed equally to this study). Human leukocyte antigen (HLA) genotype and risk of HIV disease progression before and after initiation of antiretroviral therapy.  J Virol. 85: 10826-33, 2011.


Massad LS, Xie X, Darragh T, Minkoff H, Levine AM, Watts H, Wright RL, D'Souza G, Strickler HD. Genital warts and vulvar Intraepithelial neoplasia: natural history and effects of treatment and HIV infection. Obstet Gyn. 118: 831-849, 2011.


The Endogenous Hormones and Breast Cancer Collaborative Group* [Strickler HD]. Insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF1), IGF binding protein 3 (IGFBP3), and breast cancer risk: pooled individual data analysis of 17 prospective studies. Lancet Oncology. 11: 530-42, 2010.


Minkoff H, Zhong Y, Burk RD, Palefsky JM, Xue X, Watts DH, Levine AM, Wright RL, Colie C, D'Souza G, Massad LS, Strickler HD. Influence of adherent and effective antiretroviral therapy use on human papillomavirus infection and squamous intraepithelial lesions in HIV-positive women. J Infect Dis. 201: 681-690, 2010.


Gunter MJ, Hoover DR, Yu H, Wassertheil-Smoller S, Rohan TE, Manson JE, Li J, Ho GYF, Xue X, Anderson GL, Kaplan RC, Harris TG, Howard BV, Wylie-Rosett J, Burk RD, Strickler HD. Insulin, Insulin-like Growth Factor-I, and Risk of Breast Cancer in Postmenopausal Women. J Natl Cancer Inst. 101: 48-60, 2009.