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Monika 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.

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    The Healthy Worker Survivor Effect: Target Parameters and Target Populations.

    Author(s): Brown, Daniel M DM; Picciotto, Sally S; Costello, Sadie S; Neophytou, Andreas M AM; Izano, Monika A MA; Ferguson, Jacqueline M JM; Eisen, Ellen A EA

    Current environmental health reports. 2017 09 ;4(3):364-372. Epub --.

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    Contrasting Causal Effects of Workplace Interventions.

    Author(s): Izano, Monika A MA; Brown, Daniel M DM; Neophytou, Andreas M AM; Garcia, Erika E; Eisen, Ellen A EA

    Epidemiology (Cambridge, Mass.). 2018 07 ;29(4):542-546. Epub --.

    PubMed abstract

    Diet Quality of Breast Cancer Survivors after a Six-Month Weight Management Intervention: Improvements and Association with Weight Loss.

    Author(s): Christifano, Danielle N DN; Fazzino, Tera L TL; Sullivan, Debra K DK; Befort, Christie A CA

    Nutrition and cancer. 2013 Oct 10;68(8):1301-1308. Epub 2016-09-16.

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    Chronic inflammation and risk of colorectal and other obesity-related cancers: The health, aging and body composition study.

    Author(s): Izano, Monika M; Wei, Esther K EK; Tai, Caroline C; Swede, Helen H; Gregorich, Steven S; Harris, Tamara B TB; Klepin, Heidi H; Satterfield, Suzanne S; Murphy, Rachel R; Newman, Anne B AB; Rubin, Susan M SM; Braithwaite, Dejana D;

    International journal of cancer. 2016 Mar 01;138(5):1118-28. Epub 2015-10-19.

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    Smoking and mortality after breast cancer diagnosis: the health and functioning in women study.

    Author(s): Izano, Monika M; Satariano, William A WA; Hiatt, Robert A RA; Braithwaite, Dejana D

    Cancer medicine. 2015 Feb 01;4(2):315-24. Epub 2014-12-16.

    PubMed abstract

    Long-term outcomes among African-American and white women with breast cancer: what is the impact of comorbidity?

    Author(s): Izano, Monika M; Satariano, William A WA; Tammemagi, Martin C MC; Ragland, David D; Moore, Dan H DH; Allen, Elaine E; Naeim, Arash A; Sehl, Mary E ME; Hiatt, Robert A RA; Kerlikowske, Karla K; Sofrygin, Oleg O; Braithwaite, Dejana D

    Journal of geriatric oncology. 2014 Jul 01;5(3):266-75. Epub 2014-03-05.

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    The impact of functional limitations on long-term outcomes among African-American and white women with breast cancer: a cohort study.

    Author(s): Izano, Monika M; Satariano, William A WA; Hiatt, Robert A RA; Braithwaite, Dejana D

    BMJ open. 2013 Oct 10;3(10):e003232. Epub 2013-10-10.

    PubMed abstract

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

    Author(s): Braithwaite, Dejana D; Izano, Monika M; Moore, Dan H DH; Kwan, Marilyn L ML; Tammemagi, Martin C MC; Hiatt, Robert A RA; Kerlikowske, Karla K; Kroenke, Candyce H CH; Sweeney, Carol C; Habel, Laurel L; Castillo, Adrienne A; Weltzien, Erin E; Caan, Bette B

    Breast cancer research and treatment. 2012 Nov 10;136(2):521-33. Epub 2012-09-29.

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