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Jean Bikomeye_Academic Profile

Jean Bikomeye

PhD Student


  • Public & Community Health

Contact Information


Faculty Advisor: Kirsten Beyer, PhD, MPH, MS
Year Entered MCW: 2019
Previous Education: BA Biology with Minors in Chemistry and Physics - William Penn University; MPH - Mount Kenya University - Kigali Campus

Research Interests

Global health, social determinants of health, community & families well-being improvement, neighborhood characteristics (social and built neighborhood environment) and how they affect chronic disease outcomes


  1. The Impact of Schoolyard Greening on Children’s Physical Activity and Socioemotional Health: A Systematic Review of Experimental Studies: Jean C. BikomeyeJoanna Balza, and Kirsten M.M. Beyer: Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 202118(2), 535; ( PMCID: PMC7827958, PMID: 33561082, doi: 10.3390/ijerph18020535).
  2. Positive Externalities of Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation for Human Health: A Review and Conceptual Framework for Public Health Research: Jean C. BikomeyeCaitlin S. Rublee, and Kirsten M. M. Beyer: Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 202118(5), 2481 (PMCID: PMC7967605; PMID: 33802347, doi: 10.3390/ijerph18052481).
  3. Resilience and Equity in a Time of Crises: Investing in Public Urban Greenspace Is Now More Essential Than Ever in the US and Beyond: Jean C. BikomeyeSima NaminChima AnyanwuCaitlin S. Rublee, Jamie FerschingerKen LeinbachPatricia LindquistAugust HoppeLawrence HoffmanJustin HegartyDwayne Sperber, and Kirsten M. M. Beyer: Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 202118(16), 8420 (PMCID: PMC8392137, PMID: 34444169, doi: 10.3390/ijerph18168420).
  4. Greenspace, Inflammation, Cardiovascular Health, and Cancer: A Review and Conceptual Framework for Greenspace in Cardio-Oncology Research: Jean C. BikomeyeAndreas M. Beyer, Jamila L. Kwarteng and Kirsten M.M. Beyer: Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 202219(4), 2426 (PMID: 35206610; PMCID: PMC8872601; doi: 10.3390/ijerph19042426).  

  5. Balza, J.S.; Bikomeye, J.C.; Beyer, K.M.M.; Rublee, C.S.; Flynn, K.E. Elevated blood lead levels of refugee children in the United States: A systematic review of recent literature (2011-2021): Rev. Environ. Health 2022 (PMID: 35443103; doi:10.1515/reveh-2022-0015).

  6. Emerging mitochondrial signaling mechanisms in cardio-oncology: beyond oxidative stress: Jean C. Bikomeye, Janée M. Terwoord, Janine H. Santos, Andreas M. Beyer: Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 2022, (PMID: 35930448, doi: 10.1152/ajpheart.00231.2022).

  7. The Impact of greenspace or nature-based interventions on cardiovascular health or cancer related outcomes: A systematic Review of experimental studies: Jean C. Bikomeye, Joanna Balza, Jamila L. Kwarteng, Andreas M. Beyer, and Kirsten M.M. Beyer: PLoS One 2022, Nov 23;17(11):e0276517; (PMID: 36417344, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0276517).

  8. Climate Mitigation and Adaptation is Cancer Prevention and Control: Caitlin S. Rublee, Jean C. Bikomeye, Sheetal Rao, Marium Husain and Kirsten M.M. Beyer: The Journal of Climate Change and Health, 2023, January: 100209; doi:10.1016/j.joclim.2023.100209.

  9. Historical Redlining and Breast Cancer Treatment and Survival among older Women in the US: Jean C. Bikomeye, Yuhong Zhou, PhD, MS, ME, Emily L McGinley, MS, MPH, Bethany Canales, MPH, Tina W F Yen, MD, MS, FACS, FSSO, Sergey Tarima, PhD, Sara Beltrán Ponce, MD, and Kirsten M M Beyer, PhD, MPH, MSJ Natl Cancer Inst 2023, (PMID: 36794919, doi: 10.1093/jnci/djad034).

  10. Access to Radiation Therapy and Related Clinical Outcomes in Patients With Cervical and Breast Cancer Across Sub-Saharan Africa: A Systematic Review: Sara E. Beltrán Ponce, MD; Sarah Adamma Abunike, MBBS; Jean C. Bikomeye, MPH; Rita Sieracki, MLS; Nixon Niyonzima, MBChB, MSc, PhD; Pius Mulamira, MBChB; Solomon Kibudde, MBChB, MMed; Saryleine Ortiz de Choudens, MD; Malika Siker, MD; Christina Small, MD, MPH; and Kirsten M.M. Beyer, MBChB, MSc, PhD: JCO Glob Oncol. 2023, (PMID: 36795990doi: 10.1200/go.22.00218).