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Jacob  Kresovich

Jacob Kresovich, PhD, MPH

Program: Cancer Epidemiology

Research Program: Cancer Epidemiology Program


  • Overview

    Jacob K. Kresovich, PhD, MPH is a molecular cancer epidemiologist focused on identifying the biological processes that link aging and immune function to breast cancer development and survival. 


    • Cancer Epidemiology
    • Breast Oncology
    • Cancer Epidemiology Program

    Education & Training


    • Columbia University, MPH - Public Health
    • University of Illinois at Chicago, PhD - Epidemiology
  • Research Interest

    Dr. Kresovich’s research is focused on characterizing molecular and immunological changes related to aging that occur before, during and after cancer development and treatment. Dr. Kresovich earned a PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health and an MPH in Epidemiology from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. He completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Epidemiology Branch of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences where his work focused on investigating the relationship between blood DNA methylation profiles and aging, environmental exposures, lifestyles, behaviors and breast cancer risk. Since joining Moffitt, Dr. Kresovich has extended his research to include studies of how breast cancer treatments affects aging rates and cardiovascular disease risk. 

  • Publications

    • Xu Z, Niu L, Kresovich JK, Taylor JA. methscore: a comprehensive R function for DNA methylation-based health predictors. Bioinformatics. 2024 May.40(5). Pubmedid: 38702768. Pmcid: PMC11105949.
    • Ergas IJ, Cheng RK, Roh JM, Kushi LH, Kresovich JK, Iribarren C, Nguyen-Huynh M, Rana JS, Rillamas-Sun E, Laurent CA, Lee VS, Quesenberry CP, Greenlee H, Kwan ML. Diet quality and cardiovascular disease risk among breast cancer survivors in the Pathways Study. JNCI Cancer Spectr. 2024 Feb.8(2). Pubmedid: 38627946. Pmcid: PMC11021810.
    • Kresovich JK, O'Brien KM, Xu Z, Weinberg CR, Sandler DP, Taylor JA. Circulating Leukocyte Subsets Before and After a Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Therapy. JAMA Netw Open. 2024 Feb.7(2):e2356113. Pubmedid: 38358741. Pmcid: PMC10870180.
    • Gillis N, Dickey BL, Colin-Leitzinger C, Tang YH, Putney RM, Mesa TE, Yoder SJ, Suneja G, Spivak AM, Patel AB, Extermann M, Giuliano AR, Teng M, Kresovich J, Berglund A, Coghill AE. Clonal hematopoiesis in patients with HIV and cancer. J Infect Dis. 2024 Apr. Pubmedid: 38657098.
    • Koenigsberg SH, Chang CJ, Ish J, Xu Z, Kresovich JK, Lawrence KG, Kaufman JD, Sandler DP, Taylor JA, White AJ. Air pollution and epigenetic aging among Black and White women in the US. Environ Int. 2023 Nov.181:108270. Pubmedid: 37890265.
    • Kresovich JK, O'Brien KM, Xu Z, Weinberg CR, Sandler DP, Taylor JA. Changes in methylation-based aging in women who do and do not develop breast cancer. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2023 Nov.115(11):1329-1336. Pubmedid: 37467056. Pmcid: PMC10637033.
    • Dickey BL, Putney RM, Suneja G, Kresovich JK, Spivak AM, Patel AB, Teng M, Extermann M, Giuliano AR, Gillis N, Berglund A, Coghill AE. Differences in epigenetic age by HIV status among patients with a non-AIDS defining cancer. Aids. 2023 Nov.37(13):2049-2057. Pubmedid: 37467055. Pmcid: PMC10538418.
    • Kresovich JK, Sandler DP, Taylor JA. Methylation-Based Biological Age and Hypertension Prevalence and Incidence. Hypertension. 2023 Jun.80(6):1213-1222. Pubmedid: 36974720. Pmcid: PMC10192055.
    • Kresovich JK, Xu Z, O'Brien KM, Parks CG, Weinberg CR, Sandler DP, Taylor JA. Peripheral Immune Cell Composition is Altered in Women Before and After a Hypertension Diagnosis. Hypertension. 2023 Jan.80(1):43-53. Pubmedid: 36259385. Pmcid: PMC9742333.
    • Kresovich JK, Bulka CM. Low Serum Klotho Associated With All-cause Mortality Among a Nationally Representative Sample of American Adults. J Gerontol A-Biol. 2022 Mar.77(3):452-456. Pubmedid: 34628493. Pmcid: PMC9122743.
    • Kresovich JK, Park YM, Keller JA, Sandler DP, Taylor JA. Healthy eating patterns and epigenetic measures of biological age. Am J Clin Nutr. 2022 Jan.115(1):171-179. Pubmedid: 34637497. Pmcid: PMC8754996.
    • Kresovich JK, Xu Z, O'Brien KM, Shi M, Weinberg CR, Sandler DP, Taylor JA. Blood DNA methylation profiles improve breast cancer prediction. Mol Oncol. 2022 Jan.16(1):42-53. Pubmedid: 34411412. Pmcid: PMC8732352.
    • Kresovich JK, Martinez Lopez AM, Garval EL, Xu Z, White AJ, Sandler DP, Taylor JA. Alcohol Consumption and Methylation-Based Measures of Biological Age. J Gerontol A-Biol. 2021 Nov.76(12):2107-2111. Pubmedid: 34038541. Pmcid: PMC8599006.
    • McCartney DL, Min JL, Richmond RC, Lu AT, Sobczyk MK, Davies G, Broer L, Guo X, Jeong A, Jung J, Kasela S, Katrinli S, Kuo PL, Matias-Garcia PR, Mishra PP, Nygaard M, Palviainen T, Patki A, Raffield LM, Ratliff SM, Richardson TG, Robinson O, Soerensen M, Sun D, Tsai PC, van der Zee MD, Walker RM, Wang X, Wang Y, Xia R, Xu Z, Yao J, Zhao W, Correa A, Boerwinkle E, Dugué PA, Durda P, Elliott HR, Gieger C, de Geus EJC, Harris SE, Hemani G, Imboden M, Kähönen M, Kardia SLR, Kresovich JK, Li S, Lunetta KL, Mangino M, Mason D, McIntosh AM, Mengel-From J, Moore AZ, Murabito JM, Ollikainen M, Pankow JS, Pedersen NL, Peters A, Polidoro S, Porteous DJ, Raitakari O, Rich SS, Sandler DP, Sillanpää E, Smith AK, Southey MC, Strauch K, Tiwari H, Tanaka T, Tillin T, Uitterlinden AG, Van Den Berg DJ, van Dongen J, Wilson JG, Wright J, Yet I, Arnett D, Bandinelli S, Bell JT, Binder AM, Boomsma DI, Chen W, Christensen K, Conneely KN, Elliott P, Ferrucci L, Fornage M, Hägg S, Hayward C, Irvin M, Kaprio J, Lawlor DA, Lehtimäki T, Lohoff FW, Milani L, Milne RL, Probst-Hensch N, Reiner AP, Ritz B, Rotter JI, Smith JA, Taylor JA, van Meurs JBJ, Vineis P, Waldenberger M, Deary IJ, Relton CL, Horvath S, Marioni RE. Genome-wide association studies identify 137 genetic loci for DNA methylation biomarkers of aging. Genome Biol. 2021 Jun.22(1):194. Pubmedid: 34187551. Pmcid: PMC8243879.
    • Kresovich JK, Garval EL, Martinez Lopez AM, Xu Z, Niehoff NM, White AJ, Sandler DP, Taylor JA. Associations of Body Composition and Physical Activity Level With Multiple Measures of Epigenetic Age Acceleration. Am J Epidemiol. 2021 Jun.190(6):984-993. Pubmedid: 33693587. Pmcid: PMC8168202.
    • Lawrence KG, Kresovich JK, O'Brien KM, Hoang TT, Xu Z, Taylor JA, Sandler DP. Association of Neighborhood Deprivation With Epigenetic Aging Using 4 Clock Metrics. JAMA Netw Open. 2020 Nov.3(11):e2024329. Pubmedid: 33146735. Pmcid: PMC7643028.
    • Kresovich JK, Parks CG, Sandler DP, Weinberg CR, Taylor JA. The Role of Blood Cell Composition in Epidemiologic Studies of Telomeres. Epidemiology. 2020 Jul.31(4):e34-e36. Pubmedid: 32168019. Pmcid: PMC7470016.
    • Kresovich JK, O'Brien KM, Xu Z, Weinberg CR, Sandler DP, Taylor JA. Prediagnostic Immune Cell Profiles and Breast Cancer. JAMA Netw Open. 2020 Jan.3(1):e1919536. Pubmedid: 31951276. Pmcid: PMC6991268.
    • Kresovich JK, Harmon QE, Xu Z, Nichols HB, Sandler DP, Taylor JA. Reproduction, DNA methylation and biological age. Hum Reprod. 2019 Oct.34(10):1965-1973. Pubmedid: 31600381. Pmcid: PMC7209774.
    • White AJ, Kresovich JK, Xu Z, Sandler DP, Taylor JA. Shift work, DNA methylation and epigenetic age. Int J Epidemiol. 2019 Oct.48(5):1536-1544. Pubmedid: 30879037. Pmcid: PMC6857743.
    • Kresovich JK, Xu Z, O'Brien KM, Weinberg CR, Sandler DP, Taylor JA. Methylation-Based Biological Age and Breast Cancer Risk. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2019 Oct.111(10):1051-1058. Pubmedid: 30794318. Pmcid: PMC6792078.
    • Kresovich JK, Erdal S, Chen HY, Gann PH, Argos M, Rauscher GH. Metallic air pollutants and breast cancer heterogeneity. Environ Res. 2019 Oct.177:108639. Pubmedid: 31419716. Pmcid: PMC6717519.
    • White AJ, Kresovich JK, Keller JP, Xu Z, Kaufman JD, Weinberg CR, Taylor JA, Sandler DP. Air pollution, particulate matter composition and methylation-based biologic age. Environ Int. 2019 Nov.132:105071. Pubmedid: 31387022. Pmcid: PMC6754788.
    • Kresovich JK, Taylor JA. RE: "SOCIOECONOMIC POSITION AND DNA METHYLATION AGE ACCELERATION ACROSS THE LIFE COURSE". Am J Epidemiol. 2019 Feb.188(2):487-488. Pubmedid: 30380005. Pmcid: PMC6676942.
    • Kresovich JK, Xu Z, O'Brien KM, Weinberg CR, Sandler DP, Taylor JA. Epigenetic mortality predictors and incidence of breast cancer. Aging (Albany NY). 2019 Dec.11(24):11975-11987. Pubmedid: 31848323. Pmcid: PMC6949084.
    • Kresovich JK, Parks CG, Sandler DP, Taylor JA. Reproductive history and blood cell telomere length. Aging (Albany NY). 2018 Sep.10(9):2383-2393. Pubmedid: 30243019. Pmcid: PMC6188490.
    • Kresovich JK, Bulka CM, Joyce BT, Vokonas PS, Schwartz J, Baccarelli AA, Hibler EA, Hou L. The Inflammatory Potential of Dietary Manganese in a Cohort of Elderly Men. Biol Trace Elem Res. 2018 May.183(1):49-57. Pubmedid: 28822065. Pmcid: PMC5844859.
    • Kresovich JK, Joyce BT, Gao T, Zheng Y, Zhang Z, Achenbach CJ, Murphy RL, Just AC, Shen J, Yang H, Vokonas P, Schwartz J, Baccarelli AA, Hou L. Promoter methylation of PGC1A and PGC1B predicts cancer incidence in a veteran cohort. Epigenomics. 2018 Jun.10(6):733-743. Pubmedid: 29888964. Pmcid: PMC6367713.
    • Kresovich JK, Gann PH, Erdal S, Chen HY, Argos M, Rauscher GH. Candidate gene DNA methylation associations with breast cancer characteristics and tumor progression. Epigenomics. 2018 Apr.10(4):367-378. Pubmedid: 29528252. Pmcid: PMC5925433.
    • Kresovich JK, Zhang Z, Fang F, Zheng Y, Sanchez-Guerra M, Joyce BT, Zhong J, Chervona Y, Wang S, Chang D, McCracken JP, Díaz A, Bonzini M, Carugno M, Koutrakis P, Kang CM, Bian S, Gao T, Byun HM, Schwartz J, Baccarelli AA, Hou L. Histone 3 modifications and blood pressure in the Beijing Truck Driver Air Pollution Study. Biomarkers. 2017 Sep.22(6):584-593. Pubmedid: 28678539. Pmcid: PMC5599708.
    • Blair NP, Wanek J, Felder AE, Joslin CE, Kresovich JK, Lim JI, Chau FY, Leiderman Y, Shahidi M. Retinal Oximetry and Vessel Diameter Measurements With a Commercially Available Scanning Laser Ophthalmoscope in Diabetic Retinopathy. Invest Ophth Vis Sci. 2017 Oct.58(12):5556-5563. Pubmedid: 29079858. Pmcid: PMC5656420.
    • Zhang Z, Joyce BT, Kresovich JK, Zheng Y, Zhong J, Patel R, Zhang W, Liu L, Dou C, McCracken JP, Díaz A, Motta V, Sanchez-Guerra M, Bian S, Bertazzi PA, Schwartz J, Baccarelli AA, Wang S, Hou L. Blood pressure and expression of microRNAs in whole blood. PLoS One. 2017 Mar.12(3):e0173550. Pubmedid: 28278198. Pmcid: PMC5344460.
    • Zheng Y, Sanchez-Guerra M, Zhang Z, Joyce BT, Zhong J, Kresovich JK, Liu L, Zhang W, Gao T, Chang D, Osorio-Yanez C, Carmona JJ, Wang S, McCracken JP, Zhang X, Chervona Y, Díaz A, Bertazzi PA, Koutrakis P, Kang CM, Schwartz J, Baccarelli AA, Hou L. Traffic-derived particulate matter exposure and histone H3 modification: A repeated measures study. Environ Res. 2017 Feb.153:112-119. Pubmedid: 27918982. Pmcid: PMC5605137.
    • Kresovich JK, Zheng Y, Cardenas A, Joyce BT, Rifas-Shiman SL, Oken E, Gillman MW, Hivert MF, Baccarelli AA, Hou L. Cord blood DNA methylation and adiposity measures in early and mid-childhood. Clin Epigenetics. 2017 Aug.9:86. Pubmedid: 28814982. Pmcid: PMC5558655.
    • Khansari MM, Wanek J, Tan M, Joslin CE, Kresovich JK, Camardo N, Blair NP, Shahidi M. Assessment of Conjunctival Microvascular Hemodynamics in Stages of Diabetic Microvasculopathy. Sci Rep. 2017 Apr.7:45916. Pubmedid: 28387229. Pmcid: PMC5384077.
    • Rauscher GH, Kresovich JK, Poulin M, Yan L, Macias V, Mahmoud AM, Al-Alem U, Kajdacsy-Balla A, Wiley EL, Tonetti D, Ehrlich M. Exploring DNA methylation changes in promoter, intragenic, and intergenic regions as early and late events in breast cancer formation. BMC Cancer. 2015 Oct.15:816. Pubmedid: 26510686. Pmcid: PMC4625569.
    • Kresovich JK, Argos M, Turyk ME. Associations of lead and cadmium with sex hormones in adult males. Environ Res. 2015 Oct.142:25-33. Pubmedid: 26093239.
    • Kirkbride JB, Susser E, Kundakovic M, Kresovich JK, Davey Smith G, Relton CL. Prenatal nutrition, epigenetics and schizophrenia risk: can we test causal effects?. Epigenomics. 2012 Jun.4(3):303-315. Pubmedid: 22690666. Pmcid: PMC3970193.
  • Grants

    • Title: Methylation-Based Aging Predictors of Anthracycline-Related Cardiotoxicity
      Sponsor: Florida Breast Cancer Foundation
      PI: Kresovich, J.
    • Title: Deep Phenotypic Characterization of Colorectal Cancer Patients to Identify Novel Predictors of Disease Recurrence
      Sponsor: Moffitt Cancer Center
      PI: Siegel, E., CO-PI: Kresovich, J., CO-PI: Stewart, P.
    • Title: Deep Phenotypic Characterization of Colorectal Cancer Patients to Identify Novel Predictors of Disease Recurrence
      Sponsor: Nat Institutes of Health
      PI: Siegel, E., CO-PI: Kresovich, J., CO-PI: Stewart, P.

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