Researcher Profile

Researcher Profile

Alicia McDonald, PhD, MPH

Alicia McDonald, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences
Division of Epidemiology
Scientific Program:Cancer Control

Research Interests

  • Prostatic Neoplasms
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Circulating MicroRNA
  • Human Herpesvirus 8
  • Prostate-Specific Antigen
  • Serum
  • Biomarkers
  • MicroRNAs
  • Genotype
  • HIV
  • South Africa
  • Population

Recent Publications


McDonald, AC, Vira, M, Walter, V, Shen, J, Raman, JD, Sanda, MG, Patil, D & Taioli, E 2019, 'Circulating microRNAs in plasma among men with low-grade and high-grade prostate cancer at prostate biopsy', Prostate, vol. 79, no. 9, pp. 961-968.
McDonald, AC, Raman, JD, Shen, J, Liao, J, Pandya, B & Vira, MA 2019, 'Circulating microRNAs in plasma before and after radical prostatectomy', Urologic Oncology: Seminars and Original Investigations, vol. 37, no. 11, pp. 814.e1-814.e7.
Ssentongo, P, Lewcun, JA, Candela, X, Ssentongo, AE, Kwon, EG, Ba, DM, Oh, JS, Amponsah-Manu, F, McDonald, AC, Chinchilli, VM, Soybel, DI & Dodge, DG 2019, 'Regional, racial, gender, and tumor biology disparities in breast cancer survival rates in Africa: A systematic review and meta-analysis', PloS one, vol. 14, no. 11, e0225039.
Wang, M, Chi, G, Bodovski, Y, Holder, SL, Lengerich, EJ, Wasserman, E & McDonald, AC 2020, 'Temporal and spatial trends and determinants of aggressive prostate cancer among Black and White men with prostate cancer', Cancer Causes and Control, vol. 31, no. 1, pp. 63-71.


McDonald, AC, Vira, M, Shen, J, Sanda, M, Raman, JD, Liao, J, Patil, D & Taioli, E 2018, 'Circulating microRNAs in plasma as potential biomarkers for the early detection of prostate cancer', Prostate, vol. 78, no. 6, pp. 411-418.


McDonald, AC, Bunker, CH, Raman, J, Richie, J & Patrick, AL 2017, 'Serum carotenoid and retinol levels in African-Caribbean Tobagonian men with high prostate cancer risk in comparison with African-American men', British Journal of Nutrition, vol. 117, no. 8, pp. 1128-1136.

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