Victoria Cortessis, PhD
Professor of Clinical Population and Public Health Sciences
Dr. Cortessis? professional activities are dedicated mainly to research and teaching. Her primary scientific identity is as an epidemiologist, but her work integrates approaches from anthropology, epidemiology, human genetics and molecular biology. In her most long-standing research programs, she investigates complex etiology of urogenital malignancies and congenital disorders by implementing hypothesis-driven research at USC and by collaborating with international consortia to accelerate forms of agnostic discovery that require extraordinarily large data resources. She has recently expanded her work to address cervical cancer disparities, a topic in which her expertise in cancer etiology intersects an enduring interest in the health of underserved communities. Her teaching at undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels focuses on epidemiologic methods and epidemiologic approaches to understanding chronic disease; she also brings the perspective of population science to interdisciplinary instruction in clinical-translational research.
Patterns of Use and Self-reported Effectiveness of Cannabis for Hyperemesis Gravidarum.
Geburtshilfe Frauenheilkd. 2022 May;82(5):517-527. doi: 10.1055/a-1749-5391. Epub 2022 May 6. PubMed PMID: 35528189; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC9076215.
Embryo morphology and live birth in the United States.
F S Rep. 2022 Jun;3(2):131-137. doi: 10.1016/j.xfre.2022.02.006. Epub 2022 Feb 23. PubMed PMID: 35789729; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC9250116.
Association study between polymorphisms in DNA methylation-related genes and testicular germ cell tumor risk.
Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2022 Jun 14;. doi: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-22-0123. Epub 2022 Jun 14. PubMed PMID: 35700037;
Identification of 22 susceptibility loci associated with testicular germ cell tumors.
Nat Commun. 2021 Jul 23;12(1):4487. doi: 10.1038/s41467-021-24334-y. Epub 2021 Jul 23. PubMed PMID: 34301922; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8302763.
What is the optimal timing of intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) after EGG retrieval? A randomized controlled trial.
J Assist Reprod Genet. 2021 Aug;38(8):2151-2156. doi: 10.1007/s10815-021-02216-y. Epub 2021 Jun 3. PubMed PMID: 34081233; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8417178.
- Chronic Disease Epidemiology
- Research Methods in Cancer Epidemiology
- Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
- Seminar in Biostatistics and Epidemiology
- Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Epidemiologic Literature