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
  • Neoplasms
  • Circulating MicroRNA
  • Human Herpesvirus 8
  • Prostate-Specific Antigen
  • Serum
  • Biomarkers
  • Registries
  • MicroRNAs
  • Mortality
  • Genotype

Recent Publications


Bluethmann, SM, Wang, M, Wasserman, E, Chen, C, Zaorsky, NG, Hohl, RJ & McDonald, AC 2020, 'Prostate cancer in Pennsylvania: The role of older age at diagnosis, aggressiveness, and environmental risk factors on treatment and mortality using data from the Pennsylvania Cancer Registry', Cancer medicine, vol. 9, no. 10, pp. 3623-3633.
Wang, M, Wasserman, E, Geyer, N, Carroll, RM, Zhao, S, Zhang, L, Hohl, R, Lengerich, EJ & McDonald, AC 2020, 'Spatial patterns in prostate Cancer-specific mortality in Pennsylvania using Pennsylvania Cancer registry data, 2004-2014', BMC Cancer, vol. 20, no. 1, 394.


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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