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Siobhan Sutcliffe, PhD, ScM, MHS

Associate Professor of Surgery

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Graduate School

ScM, Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, Baltimore, MD, (Epidemiology/Infectious disease), 2001

MHS, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, (Biostatistics), 2004

PhD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD (Epidemiology/Infectious Disease), 2005

Post Doctoral Education

Post-doctoral work, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD (Epidemiology/Cancer), 2005-7.

Teaching Appointments

Faculty, Master of Population Health Sciences (MPHS) Program

Research Interests

Dr. Sutcliffe is an associate professor and epidemiologist in the Division of Public Health Sciences. She regularly teams with clinicians, basic scientists and social scientists to apply her epidemiologic expertise to a diverse array of research studies, including health outcomes studies, clinical trials, mixed-methods studies, comparative effectiveness studies, translational studies and biomarker studies. 

Dr. Sutcliffe’s independent research focuses on the epidemiology/etiology of urologic conditions. Her National Institutes of Health-funded research includes studies of prostate cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS), chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS), and other lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in men and women. Examples of her research include studies of early-life and infectious/ inflammatory risk factors for prostate cancer and BPH/LUTS, as well as studies of risk factors for symptom exacerbation in patients with IC/BPS and CP/CPPS. She has led studies on these topics in the Health Professionals Follow-up Study; Prostate, Lung, Colorectal & Ovarian Cancer Screening Trial; Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial; Department of Defense Serum Repository; and the Multidisciplinary Approach to the Study of Chronic Pelvic Pain (MAPP) Research Network. She is also a project leader in the NIDDK-sponsored MAPP Network and a principal investigator in the newly formed, NIDDK-sponsored Prevention of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (PLUS) Research Network. 

Contact Information

660 S. Euclid Ave.
Campus Box 8100
St. Louis, MO 63110
(314) 362-3788

Selected Publications

Dr. Sutcliffe's publications on ResearchGate

PubMed for Siobhan Sutcliffe, PhD, ScM, MHS

Griffith J.W., Stephen-Shields A.J., Hou X., Naliboff B., … Sutcliffe S., … & Landis J.R. Pain and urinary symptoms should not be combined into one score: Psychometric findings from the Multi-disciplinary Approach to the Study of Chronic Pelvic Pain (MAPP) Research Network. Journal of Urology. 2015 Nov 13. [Epub ahead of print].

Zhang R., Sutcliffe S., Giovannucci E., Willett W.C., Platz E.A., Rosner B.A., Dimitrakoff J.D., & Wu K. Lifestyle and risk of chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome in a cohort of US male health professionals. J Urol. 2015 Nov; 194(5): 1295-3000.

Sutcliffe S., Bradley C.S., Clemens J.Q., James A.S., Konkle K.S., … &  Berry SH. Urologic chronic pelvic pain syndrome flares and their impact: qualitative analysis in the MAPP Network. Int Urogyn J. 2015;26(7):1047-60. PMCID:PMC4489981.

Wolin K.Y., Grubb III R.L., Pakpahan R., Ragard L., Mabie J., Andriole G.L., & Sutcliffe S. Physical activity and benign prostatic hyperplasia-related outcomes and nocturia. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 2015;47(3):581-92. PMCID:PMC4342314.

Sutcliffe S., Colditz G.A., Goodman M.S., Pakpahan R., Vetter J., Ness T.J., Andriole G.L., & Lai H.H. Urologic chronic pelvic pain syndrome symptom flares: characterization of the full spectrum of flares at two sites of the MAPP Research Network. BJU Int. 2014; 114(6):916-25. PMCID:PMC4198521.

Sutcliffe S. & Colditz G.A. Prostate Cancer: is it time to expand the research focus to early-life exposures? Nature Reviews Cancer. 2013;13(3):208-518. PMCID: PMC3962783.

Sutcliffe S., Pakpahan R., Sokoll L.J., Elliott D.J., Nevin R.L., Cersovsky S.B., Walsh P.C., & Platz E.A. Prostate-specific antigen concentration in young men: new estimates and review of the literature. BJU Int. 2012;110(11):1627-1635.

Sutcliffe S., Grubb R.L. III, Platz E.A., Ragard L.R., Riley T.L., … & Andriole GL; and the Urologic Diseases in America Project. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug use and risk of benign prostatic hyperplasia-related outcomes and nocturia in the Prostate, Lung, Colorectal, and Ovarian Cancer Screening Trial. BJU Int. 2012;110(7):1050-1059. PMCID:PMC3382045.

Sutcliffe S., Nevin R.L., Pakpahan R., Elliott D.J., Cole S.R., … & Platz E.A. Prostate involvement during sexually transmitted infections as measured by prostate specific antigen concentration. Br J Cancer. 2011;105(5):602-5.

Stark J.R., Judson G., Alderete J.F., Mundodi V., Kucknoor A.S., Giovannucci E.L., Platz E.A., Sutcliffe S., … & Mucci LA. Prospective study of Trichomonas vaginalis infection and prostate cancer incidence and mortality: Physician’s Health Study. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2009;101(20):1406-11. PMCID: PMC2765259.

De Marzo A.M., Platz E.A., Sutcliffe S., Xu J., Gronberg H., Drake C.G., … & Nelson W.G. Inflammation in prostate carcinogenesis. Nat Rev Cancer. 2007;7:256-69.

Sutcliffe S., Giovannucci E., Isaacs W.B., Willett W.C., & Platz E.A. Acne and risk of prostate cancer. Int J Cancer. 2007;121(12):2688-92.

Sutcliffe S., Giovannucci E., Gaydos C.A., Viscidi R.P., Jenkins F.J., … & Platz E.A. Plasma antibodies against Chlamydia trachomatis, human papillomavirus and human herpesvirus type 8 infection in relation to risk of prostate cancer: a prospective study. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2007;16(8):1573-80.

Sutcliffe S., Giovannucci E., De Marzo A.M., Leitzmann M.F., Willett W.C., & Platz E.A. Gonorrhea, syphilis, prostatitis and the risk of prostate cancer. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2006;15(11):2160-6.

Sutcliffe S., Giovannucci E., Alderete J.F., Chang T.-H., Gaydos C.A., Zenilman J.M., … & Platz E.A. Plasma antibodies against Trichomonas vaginalis and subsequent risk of prostate cancer. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2006;15(5):939-45.

Sutcliffe S., Giovannucci E., De Marzo A.M., Willett W.C., & Platz E.A. Sexually transmitted infections, prostatitis, ejaculation frequency, and the odds of lower urinary tract symptoms. Am J Epidemiol. 2005;162(9):898-906.