Lisa Calvocoressi PhD

Associate Research Scientist in Public Health (Biostatistics)

Research Summary

Dr. Calvocoressi’s primary research interests are in cancer epidemiology and prevention. She is currently participating in a multisite study that is examining the impact of genetic and environmental factors on the development of meningiomas. She has also investigated factors influencing mammography screening in diverse populations.

In addition, Dr. Calvocoressi is the primary developer of the Family Accommodation Scale, a clinician-rated instrument used in research and clinical practice to assess the behaviors of adult family members of patients with obsessive compulsive disorder (FAS-IR). A self-rated version of the instrument has just been developed (FAS-SR) and work is underway to develop a children’s version of the scale.

Selected Publications

  • Schildkraut JM., Calvocoressi LC, Wang Fet al. Endogenous and exogenous hormone exposure and the risk of meningioma in men Journal of Neurosurgery 2014 Apr;120(4):820-6
  • Pinto A, Van Noppen B, Calvocoressi L. Development and preliminary psychometric evaluation of a self-rated version of the Family Accommodation Scale for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders 2013; 2(4):457-65.
  • Calvocoressi L, Stowe M, Carter D, Claus EB. Postmenopausal hormone therapy and ductal carcinoma in situ: A population-based case control study. Cancer Epidemiology 2012;36:161-168.
  • Claus EB, Calvocoressi L, Bondy ML et al. Dental x-rays and risk of meningioma. Cancer. 2012 Sep 15;118(18):4530-7.
  • Claus EB, Calvocoressi L, Bondy ML et al. Family and personal medical history and risk of meningioma. Journal of Neurosurgery 2011 Dec;115(6):1072-7.
  • Wiemels JL, Wrensch M, Sison J, Zhou M, Bondy M, Calvocoressi L, Black PM, Yu H, Schildkraut JM, Claus EB. Reduced allergy and immunoglobulin E among adults with intra-cranial meningiomas compared to controls. International Journal of Cancer 2011 Oct 15; 129(8):1932-9.
  • Calvocoressi L and Claus EB. Epidemiology and natural history of meningiomas. In Pamir MN, Black PB, Fahlbusch R (eds.). Meningiomas: A Comprehensive Text. Philadelphia, Pa.: Saunders Elsevier, 2010.
  • Calvocoressi L, Sun A, Kasl SV, Claus EB, Jones BA. Mammography screening of women in their forties: impact of changes in screening guidelines. Cancer 2008; 112:473-80.
  • Accompanying Editorial: Brem, RF. Editorial for “Mammography screening of women in their forties: impact of changes in screening guidelines.” Cancer 2008; 112:458-60.
  • Dailey A, Kasl SV, Holford TR, Calvocoressi L, Jones BA. Neighborhood-level socioeconomic predictors of non-adherence to mammography screening guidelines. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention 2007; 16(11):2293-303.


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