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Elizabeth Yanik, PhD

Assistant Professor

Graduate School

BS. Microbiology/Statistics, University of Maryland at College Park, College Park, MD, 2007

ScM, Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 2009

PhD, Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, 2013

Post Doctoral Education

2013-2016, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Infections and Immunoepidemiology Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute

Research Interests


View a complete list of Dr. Yanik's publications on PubMed.

Contact Information

Telephone: 314-

Physical location: Taylor Avenue Building, 600 S. Taylor Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110

Selected Publications

Beachler DC, Yanik EL, Martin BI, Pfeiffer RM, Mirza SK, Deyo RA, Engels EA. Bone Morphogenetic Protein Use and Cancer Risk Among Patients Undergoing Lumbar Arthrodesis: A Case-Cohort Study Using the SEER-Medicare Database. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2016 Jul 6;98(13):1064-72. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.15.01106. PubMed PMID: 27385679; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4928039.

Yanik EL, Achenbach CJ, Gopal S, Coghill AE, Cole SR, Eron JJ, Moore RD, Mathews WC, Drozd DR, Hamdan A, Ballestas ME, Engels EA. Changes in Clinical Context for Kaposi's Sarcoma and Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Among People With HIV Infection in the United States. J Clin Oncol. 2016 Aug 9. pii: JCO676999. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27507879.

Engels EA, Parsons R, Besson C, Morton LM, Enewold L, Ricker W, Yanik EL, Arem H, Austin AA, Pfeiffer RM. Comprehensive Evaluation of Medical Conditions Associated with Risk of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma using Medicare Claims ("MedWAS"). Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2016 Jul;25(7):1105-13. doi: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-16-0212. Epub 2016 Apr 26. PubMed PMID: 27197296; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4930732.

Yanik EL, Nogueira LM, Koch L, Copeland G, Lynch CF, Pawlish KS, Finch JL, Kahn AR, Hernandez BY, Segev DL, Pfeiffer RM, Snyder JJ, Kasiske BL, Engels EA. Comparison of cancer diagnoses between the US solid organ transplant registry and linked central cancer registries. Am J Transplant. 2016 Apr 7. doi:10.1111/ajt.13818. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27062091.

Yanik EL, Katki HA, Engels EA. Cancer risk among the HIV-infected elderly in the United States. AIDS. 2016 Jun 19;30(10):1663-8. doi: 10.1097/QAD.0000000000001077. PubMed PMID: 26950314; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4889494.

Yanik EL, Chinnakotla S, Gustafson SK, Snyder JJ, Israni AK, Segev DL, Engels EA. Effects of maintenance immunosuppression with sirolimus after liver transplant for hepatocellular carcinoma. Liver Transpl. 2016 May;22(5):627-34. doi: 10.1002/lt.24395. PubMed PMID: 26784951; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4846564.

Arron ST, Raymond AK, Yanik EL, Castenson D, McCulloch CE, Clarke CA, Paddock LE, Niu X, Engels EA. Melanoma Outcomes in Transplant Recipients With Pretransplant Melanoma. Dermatol Surg. 2016 Feb;42(2):157-66. doi:10.1097/DSS.0000000000000602. PubMed PMID: 26818209.

Robbins HA, Clarke CA, Arron ST, Tatalovich Z, Kahn AR, Hernandez BY, Paddock L, Yanik EL, Lynch CF, Kasiske BL, Snyder J, Engels EA. Melanoma Risk and Survival among Organ Transplant Recipients. J Invest Dermatol. 2015 Nov;135(11):2657-65. doi: 10.1038/jid.2015.312. Epub 2015 Aug 13. PubMed PMID: 26270022; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4640996.

Gopal S, Achenbach CJ, Yanik EL, Dittmer DP, Eron JJ, Engels EA. Moving forward in HIV-associated cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2014 Mar 20;32(9):876-80. doi:10.1200/JCO.2013.53.1376. Epub 2014 Feb 18. PubMed PMID: 24550416; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3948093.

Yanik EL, Napravnik S, Cole SR, Achenbach CJ, Gopal S, Dittmer DP, Olshan AF, Kitahata MM, Mugavero MJ, Saag M, Moore RD, Mathews WC, Hunt P, Eron JJ. Relationship of immunologic response to antiretroviral therapy with non-AIDS defining cancer incidence. AIDS. 2014 Apr 24;28(7):979-87. doi: 10.1097/QAD.0000000000000167. PubMed PMID: 24681415; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4040952.

Yanik EL, Siddiqui K, Engels EA. Sirolimus effects on cancer incidence after kidney transplantation: a meta-analysis. Cancer Med. 2015 Sep;4(9):1448-59. doi: 10.1002/cam4.487. Epub 2015 Jun 24. PubMed PMID: 26108799; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4567030.

Yanik EL, Katki HA, Silverberg MJ, Manos MM, Engels EA, Chaturvedi AK. Leukoplakia, Oral Cavity Cancer Risk, and Cancer Survival in the U.S. Elderly. Cancer Prev Res (Phila). 2015 Sep;8(9):857-63. doi:10.1158/1940-6207.CAPR-15-0091. Epub 2015 Jul 9. PubMed PMID: 26159805; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4560597.

Yanik EL, Clarke CA, Snyder JJ, Pfeiffer RM, Engels EA. Variation in Cancer Incidence among Patients with ESRD during Kidney Function and Nonfunction Intervals. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2016 May;27(5):1495-504. doi: 10.1681/ASN.2015040373. Epub 2015 Nov 12. PubMed PMID: 26563384; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4849829.