Rohit P. Ojha, DrPH
Rohit P. Ojha, DrPH

Rohit P. Ojha, DrPH

Assistant Member, St. Jude Faculty



Postdoctoral Fellowship – Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center
DrPH – University of North Texas Health Science Center, School of Public Health

Research Interests

  • Infectious disease epidemiology and outcomes
  • Cancer epidemiology and outcomes
  • Evidence synthesis and bias assessment of epidemiologic studies

Selected Publications

Kastrinos F, Ojha RP, Leenen C, Alvero C, Mercado RC, Balmana J, Valenzuela I, Balaguer F, Green R, Lindor NM, Thibodeau SN, Newcomb P, Win AK, Jenkins M, Buchanan DD, Bertario L, Sala P, Hampel H, Syngal S, Steyerberg EW. Comparison of Prediction Models for Lynch Syndrome Among Individuals With Colorectal Cancer. J Natl Cancer Inst Feb 1;108(2), 2016.

Ojha RP, Stallings-Smith S, Aviles-Robles MJ, Gomez S, Somarriba MM, Caniza MA. Incidence and case-fatality of varicella-zoster virus infection among pediatric cancer patients in developing countries. Eur J Pediatr Nov 26, 2015.  PMID: 26608932

Ojha RP, Asdahl PH. Breastfeeding and Childhood Leukemia Incidence: Duplicate Data Inadvertently Included in the Meta-analysis and Consideration of Possible Confounders. JAMA Pediatr 169(11):1070, 2015.

Stallings-Smith S, Krull KR, Brinkman TM, Hudson MM, Ojha RP. Long-term follow-up for incident cirrhosis among pediatric cancer survivors with hepatitis C virus infection. J Clin Virol 71:18-21, 2015.

Ojha RP, Stallings-Smith S, Flynn PM, Adderson EE, Offutt-Powell TN, Gaur AH. The Impact of Vaccine Concerns on Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Influenza Vaccine Uptake Among Health Care Workers. Am J Public Health 105(9):e35-41, 2015.

Strauser D, Klosky JL, Brinkman TM, Wong AW, Chan F, Lanctot J, Ojha RP, Robison LL, Hudson MM, Ness KK. Career readiness in adult survivors of childhood cancer: a report from the St. Jude Lifetime Cohort Study. J Cancer Surviv 9(1):20-9, 2015. doi: 10.1007/s11764-014-0380-4.

Ojha RP, Gurney JG. Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase C677T and overall survival in pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia: a systematic review. Leuk Lymphoma 55(1): 67-73, 2014.

Offutt-Powell TN, Ojha RP, Qualls-Hampton R, Stonecipher S, Singh KP, Cardarelli KM. Parental risk perception and influenza vaccination of children in daycare centres. Epidemiol Infect 142(1):134-141, 2014.

Aviles-Robles M, Ojha RP, Gonzalez M, Ojeda-Diezbarroso K, Dorantes-Acosta E, Jackson BE, Johnson KM, Caniza MA. Bloodstream infections and inpatient length of stay among pediatric cancer patients with febrile neutropenia in Mexico City. Am J Infect Control 42(11):1235-1237, 2014.

Kirby J, Ojha RP, Johnson KM, Bittner EC, Caniza MA. Challenges in managing infections among pediatric cancer patients: Suboptimal national essential medicines lists for low and middle income countries. Pediatr Blood Cancer Oct 12, 2014.

Ojha RP, Jackson BE, Tota JE, Offutt-Powell TN, Hudson MM, Gurney JG. Younger age distribution of cervical cancer incidence among survivors of pediatric and young adult cancers. Gynecol Oncol 134(2):309-313, 2014.

Ojha RP, Offutt-Powell TN, Gurney JG. Influenza vaccination coverage among adult survivors of pediatric cancer. Am J Prev Med 46(6):552-558, 2014.

Offutt-Powell TN, Ojha RP, Brinkman TM, Tota JE, Jackson BE, Singh KP, Smith JS. Inequalities in vaccination coverage for young females whose parents are informal caregivers. Hum Vaccin Immunother 10(8):2454-2459, 2014.

Perencevich M, Ojha RP, Steyerberg EW, Syngal S. Racial and ethnic variations in the effects of family history of colorectal cancer on screening compliance. Gastroenterology 145(4):775-781.e2, 2013.

Ojha RP, Gurney JG. Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) C677T and overall survival in pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia: A systematic review. Leuk Lymphoma 55(1):67-73, 2014.

Offutt-Powell TN, Ojha RP, Qualls-Hampton R, Stonecipher S, Singh KP, Cardarelli KM. Parental risk-perception and influenza vaccination of children in daycare. Epidemiol Infect 142(1):134-41, 2014.

Perencevich M, Ojha RP, Steyerberg EW, Syngal S. Racial and ethnic variations in the effects of family history of colorectal cancer on screening compliance. Gastroenterology 145(4):775-81, 2013.

Ojha RP, Jackson BE, Tota JE, Offutt-Powell TN, Singh KP, Bae S. Guillain-barre syndrome following quadrivalent human papillomavirus vaccination among vaccine-eligible individuals in the United States. Hum Vaccin Immunother 10(1), 2013.

Ojha RP, Tota JE, Offutt-Powell TN, Klosky JL, Minniear TD, Jackson BE, Gurney JG. Human papillomavirus-associated subsequent malignancies among long-term survivors of pediatric and young adult cancers. PLoS One 8(8):e70349, 2013.

Ojha RP, Gurney JG, Green DM. Clinical prediction models for anthracycline-associated cardiotoxicity among pediatric cancer survivors-ready for prime time? Pediatr Blood Cancer 60(8):1245-6, 2013.

Ojha RP, Tota JE, Offutt-Powell TN, Klosky JL, Ashokkumar R, Gurney JG. The accuracy of human papillomavirus vaccination status based on the adult proxy recall or household immunization records for adolescent families in the United States: results from the National Immunization Survey-Teen. Ann Epidemiol 23(5)281-285, 2013.

Ojha RP, Oancea SC, Ness KK, Lanctot JQ, Srivastava DK, Robison LL, Hudson MM, Gurney JG. Assessment of potential bias from non-participation in a dynamic clinical cohort of long-term childhood cancer survivors: results from the St. Jude lifetime cohort study. Pediatr Blood Cancer 60(5):856-864, 2013.

Offutt-Powell TN, Ojha RP, Tota JE, Gurney JG. Human papillomavirus infection and bladder cancer: an alternate perspective from a modified meta-analysis. J Infect Dis 206(3):453-4, 2012.

Ojha RP, Thertulien R. Second malignancies among Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia patients: small samples and sparse-data. Ann Oncol 23(2):542-543, 2012.

Ojha RP, Hanzis CA, Hunter ZR, Greenland S, Offutt-Powell TN, Manning R, Lewicki M, Brodsky PS, Iokamidis L, Tripsas CK, Patterson CJ, Sheehy P, Singh KP, Treon SP. Family history of non-hematologic cancers among Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia patients: A preliminary study. Cancer Epidemiol 36(3):294-297, 2012.

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Ojha RP, Offutt-Powell TN, Evans EL, Singh KP. Correlation coefficients in ecologic studies of environment and cancer. Arch Environ Occup Health 66(4):241-4, 2011.

Ojha RP, Evans EL, Felini MJ, Singh KP, Thertulien R. The association between renal cell carcinoma and multiple myeloma: insights from population-based data. BJU Int Sep;108(6):825-30, 2011.

Ojha RP, Felini MJ, Singh KP, Faramawi MF, Thertulien R. Radiation therapy for localized or locally advanced prostate adenocarcinoma and myeloma incidence in a population-based cohort. BJU Int 107(5):693-7, 2011.

Hanzis C, Ojha RP, Hunter Z, Manning R, Lewicki M, Brodsky P, Ioakimidis L, Tripsas C, Patterson CJ, Sheehy P, Treon SP. Associated Malignancies in Patients with Waldenström's Macroglobulinemia and Their Kin. Clin Lymphoma Myeloma Leuk 11(1):88-92, 2011.

Ojha RP, Brown LM, Felini MJ, Singh KP, Thertulien R. Addressing uncertainty regarding carbohydrate antigen-125 as a prognostic marker in non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Leuk Lymphoma 51(9):1754-7, 2010.

Ojha RP, Fischbach LA, Zhou Y, Felini MJ, Singh KP, Thertulien R. Acute myeloid leukemia incidence following radiation therapy for localized or locally advanced prostate adenocarcinoma. Cancer Epidemiol 34(3):274-8, 2010.

Ojha RP, Thertulien R, Fischbach LA. Prostate-cancer screening. N Engl J Med 9;361(2):203; author reply 204-5, 2009.

Fischbach LA, Bravo LE, Zarama GR, Bravo JC, Ojha RP, Priest EL, Collazos T, Casabon LA, Guerrero LZ, Singh PK, Correa P. A randomized clinical trial to determine the efficacy of regimens containing clarithromycin, metronidazole, and amoxicillin among histologic subgroups for Helicobacter pylori eradication in a developing country. Helicobacter 14(2):100-8, 2009.

Ojha RP, Felini MJ, Fischbach LA. Vitamin D for cancer prevention: valid assertion or premature anointment? Am J Clin Nutr 86(6):1804-05, 2007.

Ojha RP, Prabhakar D, Evans E, Lowery K, Thertulien R, Fischbach LA. RE: Abou-Jawde et al. The role of race, socioeconomic status, and distance traveled on the outcome of African-American patients with multiple myeloma. Haematologica 92(4):e46, 2007.

Ojha RP, Thertulien R. Health care policy issues as a result of the genetic revolution: Implications for public health. Am J Public Health 95(3):385-388, 2005.

Last update: May 2015