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Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program

Andrea Burnett-Hartman, PhD, MPH

Program Director
Clinical and Translational Epidemiology Branch, Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program


  • PhD – Epidemiology, University of Washington
  • MPH – Epidemiology, University of Michigan
  • BPh – Microbiology and Ecology, Miami University
Contact for questions about:
  • Molecular/genetic epidemiology
  • Risk prediction
  • Precision oncology
  • Health disparities


Andrea Burnett-Hartman, PhD, MPH, is a program director in the Clinical and Translational Epidemiology Branch (CTEB) of the Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program (EGRP) in NCI’s Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS). She is responsible for managing a research portfolio of grants focused on clinical, lifestyle, and genomic factors that affect cancer outcomes, including those factors that may contribute to observed disparities in health outcomes. Her scientific expertise and interests include cancer epidemiology, early-detection, genetics, risk prediction, health disparities, and precision medicine approaches in cancer care.

Prior to joining NCI, Dr. Burnett-Hartman served for over 15 years as an investigator in multi-site, collaborative research initiatives at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center and the Kaiser Permanente Colorado Institute for Health Research. These initiatives included the Population-based Research to Optimize the Screening Process (PROSPR) Consortium, Cancer Research Network (CRN), National Cancer Institute Cohort Initiative (Connect), Kaiser Permanente Research Bank (KPRB), Genetics and Epidemiology of Colorectal Cancer Consortium (GECCO), and the Patient Outcomes to Advance Learning (PORTAL) Colorectal Cancer Network. She served on the National Leadership Team for a multi-site biobank initiative and is experienced in building research cohorts to study cancer-related outcomes.

Dr. Burnett-Hartman also served on the executive committee, steering committee, and as the scientific lead for the Data Acquisition Unit in the PROSPR-Lung Research Center. Within the CRN, she led the Molecular Markers Workgroup and leveraged this work to lead the Kaiser Permanente Center for Effectiveness and Safety Research initiative to better capture tumor genomic and germline testing and results data from electronic health records to facilitate population-based research in precision medicine. Thus, she has a strong understanding of the use of health system data in research and has been principal investigator or co-investigator on national projects that leverage electronic health records data for cancer research.

Dr. Burnett-Hartman received her Master of Public Health degree from the University of Michigan and completed her doctoral training in epidemiology at the University of Washington. While in Seattle, she completed her post-doctoral training in cancer prevention and molecular epidemiology at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center and was a KL2 Scholar in the Institute of Translational Health Sciences at the University of Washington.

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Thomas M, Su YR, Rosenthal EA, Sakoda LC, Schmit SL, Timofeeva MN, Chen Z, Fernandez-Rozadilla C, Law PJ, Murphy N, Carreras-Torres R, Diez-Obrero V, van Duijnhoven FJB, Jiang S, Shin A, Wolk A, Phipps AI, Burnett-Hartman A, Gsur A, Chan AT, Zauber AG, Wu AH, Lindblom A, Um CY, Tangen CM, Gignoux C, Newton C, Haiman CA, Qu C, Bishop DT, Buchanan DD, Crosslin DR, Conti DV, Kim DH, Hauser E, White E, Siegel E, Schumacher FR, Rennert G, Giles GG, Hampel H, Brenner H, Oze I, Oh JH, Lee JK, Schneider JL, Chang-Claude J, Kim J, Huyghe JR, Zheng J, Hampe J, Greenson J, Hopper JL, Palmer JR, Visvanathan K, Matsuo K, Matsuda K, Jung KJ, Li L, Le Marchand L, Vodickova L, Bujanda L, Gunter MJ, Matejcic M, Jenkins MA, Slattery ML, D'Amato M, Wang M, Hoffmeister M, Woods MO, Kim M, Song M, Iwasaki M, Du M, Udaltsova N, Sawada N, Vodicka P, Campbell PT, Newcomb PA, Cai Q, Pearlman R, Pai RK, Schoen RE, Steinfelder RS, Haile RW, Vandenputtelaar R, Prentice RL, Küry S, Castellví-Bel S, Tsugane S, Berndt SI, Lee SC, Brezina S, Weinstein SJ, Chanock SJ, Jee SH, Kweon SS, Vadaparampil S, Harrison TA, Yamaji T, Keku TO, Vymetalkova V, Arndt V, Jia WH, Shu XO, Lin Y, Ahn YO, Stadler ZK, Van Guelpen B, Ulrich CM, Platz EA, Potter JD, Li CI, Meester R, Moreno V, Figueiredo JC, Casey G, Lansdorp Vogelaar I, Dunlop MG, Gruber SB, Hayes RB, Pharoah PDP, Houlston RS, Jarvik GP, Tomlinson IP, Zheng W, Corley DA, Peters U, Hsu L. Combining Asian and European genome-wide association studies of colorectal cancer improves risk prediction across racial and ethnic populations. Nat Commun. 2023 Oct 2;14(1):6147.

Burnett-Hartman AN, Carroll NM, Croswell JM, Greenlee RT, Honda SA, Neslund-Dudas CM, Kim RY, Rendle KA, Vachani A, Ritzwoller DP. Percentage up to date with chest computed tomography among those eligible for lung cancer screening. Am J Prev Med. 2023 Jul;65(1):126-130.

Steiner JS, Blum-Barnett E, Rolland B, Kraus CR, Wainwright JV, Bedoy R, Martinez YT, Alleman ER, Eibergen R, Pieper LE, Carroll NM, Hixon B, Sterrett A, Rendle KA, Saia C, Vachani A, Ritzwoller DP, Burnett-Hartman A. Application of team science best practices to the project management of a large, multi-site lung cancer screening research consortium. J Clin Transl Sci. 2023 Jun 5;7(1):e145.

Burnett-Hartman AN, Lee JK, Demb J, Gupta S. An update on the epidemiology, molecular characterization, diagnosis, and screening strategies for early-onset colorectal cancer. Gastroenterology. 2021 Mar;160(4):1041-1049.

Hua X, Newcomb PA, Chubak J, Malen RC, Ziebell R, Kamineni A, Zhu LC, Upton MP, Wurscher MA, Thomas SS, Newman H, Hardikar S, Burnett-Hartman AN. Associations between molecular characteristics of colorectal serrated polyps and subsequent advanced colorectal neoplasia. Cancer Causes Control. 2020 Jul;31(7):631-640.

Burnett-Hartman AN, Newcomb PA, Peters U. Challenges with colorectal cancer family history assessment-motivation to translate polygenic risk scores into practice. Gastroenterology. 2020 Jan;158(2):433-435.

Burnett-Hartman AN, Blum-Barnett E, Carroll NM, Madrid SD, Jonas C, Janes K, Alvarado M, Bedoy R, Paolino V, Aziz N, McGlynn EA. Return of research-related genetic test results and genetic discrimination concerns: facilitators and barriers of genetic research participation in diverse groups. Public Health Genomics. 2020;23(1-2):59-68.

Burnett-Hartman AN, Chubak J, Hua X, Ziebell R, Kamineni A, Zhu LC, Upton MP, Malen RC, Hardikar S, Newcomb PA. The association between colorectal sessile serrated adenomas/polyps and subsequent advanced colorectal neoplasia. Cancer Causes Control. 2019 Sep;30(9):979-987.

Burnett-Hartman AN, Udaltsova N, Kushi LH, Neslund-Dudas C, Rahm AK, Pawloski PA, Corley DA, Knerr S, Feigelson HS, Hunter JE, Tabano DC, Epstein MM, Honda SA, Ter-Minassian M, Lynch JA, Lu CY. Clinical molecular marker testing data capture to promote precision medicine research within the Cancer Research Network. JCO Clin Cancer Inform. 2019 Sep;3:1-10.

Burnett-Hartman AN, Powers JD, Chubak J, Corley DA, Ghai NR, McMullen CK, Pawloski PA, Sterrett AT, Feigelson HS. Treatment patterns and survival differ between early-onset and late-onset colorectal cancer patients: the patient outcomes to advance learning network. Cancer Causes Control. 2019 Jul;30(7):747-755.

Burnett-Hartman AN, Newcomb PA, Potter JD, Passarelli MN, Phipps AI, Wurscher MA, Grady WM, Zhu LC, Upton MP, Makar KW. Genomic aberrations occurring in subsets of serrated colorectal lesions but not conventional adenomas. Cancer Res. 2013 May 1;73(9):2863-72.