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Monika A. Izano, PhD


Kaiser Permanente Division of Research
2000 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612

(510) 891-3610 (phone)

Monika Izano, PhD, is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research. Dr. Izano’s research focuses on the application of statistical methods for the estimation of causal effects in observational studies. At the Division of Research she researches fracture outcomes among older women receiving osteoporosis treatment. She holds a concurrent appointment as a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Program in Reproductive Health and the Environment at the University of California, San Francisco, where she researches the effects of environmental and psychosocial exposures during pregnancy on birth outcomes.

Prior to coming to the Division of Research, Dr. Izano completed her doctoral training in epidemiology at the University of California, Berkeley. Her dissertation work examined the causal relationship between occupational exposures and cancer incidence as well as causal estimation approaches in the presence of time-varying confounding and left-filtering, two potential sources of bias in survival analyses. She also holds a Master of Arts in biostatistics from the University of California, Berkeley, a Master of Sciences in epidemiology from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and Bachelor’s degrees in mathematics and computer science from Brandeis University.

Current Position(s):

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California
  • Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences, University of California, San Francisco

Section Affiliations:

Primary Research Interests:

  • Epidemiologic Methods for Observational Studies
  • Cancer Epidemiology
  • Chronic Disease Epidemiology

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    Determinants of Oral Bisphosphonate Use Beyond 5 Years

    Author(s): Izano MA; Lo JC; Ettinger B; Ott SM; Li BH; Niu F; Hui RL; Neugebauer R; Adams AL

    J Manag Care Spec Pharm. 2020 Feb;26(2):197-202.

    PubMed abstract

    Using Pharmacy Data and Adherence to Define Long-Term Bisphosphonate Exposure in Women

    Author(s): Izano MA; Neugebauer R; Ettinger B; Hui R; Chandra M; Adams AL; Niu F; Ott SM; Lo JC

    J Manag Care Spec Pharm. 2019 Jun;25(6):719-723.

    PubMed abstract

    Smoking and survival after breast cancer diagnosis: a prospective observational study and systematic review

    Author(s): Braithwaite D; Kwan ML; Kroenke CH; Habel L; Caan B; et al.

    Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2012 Nov;136(2):521-33. Epub 2012 Sep 29.

    PubMed abstract