Brock C. Christensen

  • Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Molecular and Systems Biology, and of Community and Family Medicine

  • Co-Director, Cancer Biology, Pharmacology and Molecular Therapeutics

Epigenetic and genetic molecular epidemiology with a focus on etiologic exposures, risk, and outcomes of human cancers as they relate to DNA methylation, miRNA expression, and miRNA-related polymorphisms.


660 Williamson
HB 7650


  • Harvard University, Ph.D. 2008
  • University of Wisconsin - Madison, B.S. 2002

Selected Publications

  • Christensen B. Your DNA may appear older than you think. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2019 Feb 22; [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30794313.

  • Chen Y, Wang Y, Salas LA, Miller TW, Mark K, Marotti JD, Kettenbach AN, Cheng C, Christensen BC. Molecular and epigenetic profiles of BRCA1-like hormone-receptor-positive breast tumors identified with development and application of a copy-number-based classifier. Breast Cancer Res. 2019 Jan 25;21(1):14. PubMed PMID: 30683142. 

  • Salas LA, Koestler DC, Butler RA, Hansen HM, Wiencke JK, Kelsey KT, Christensen BC. An optimized library for reference-based deconvolution of whole-blood biospecimens assayed using the Illumina HumanMethylationEPIC BeadArray. Genome Biol. 2018 May 29;19(1):64. PubMed PMID: 29843789.

  • Johnson KC, Houseman EA, King JE, Christensen BC. Normal breast tissue DNA methylation differences at regulatory elements are associated with the cancer risk factor age. Breast Cancer Res. 2017 Jul 10;19(1):81. PubMed PMID: 28693600.

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