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Trang VoPham, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.S.

Trang VoPham Ph.D., M.P.H., M.S.
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Trang VoPham, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.S.

Assistant Professor, Epidemiology
Public Health Sciences Division, Fred Hutch

Fax: 206.667.5948
Mail Stop: M4-B874

Dr. Trang VoPham is an epidemiologist and geospatial scientist whose research focuses on understanding the role of place or location — particularly environmental exposures — in health. Her research interests include geospatial science (e.g., geographic information systems or GIS, remote sensing), liver disease and cancer, health disparities, environmental epidemiology, cancer epidemiology and wearable sensors. Dr. VoPham's research includes epidemiologic studies examining the associations between particulate matter air pollution, dioxin, pesticides, ultraviolet radiation, and environmental circadian misalignment (ECM)/environmental light exposure and the risk of liver cancer, breast cancer, and lung cancer using data from the Nurses’ Health Studies; Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results, or SEER; SEER-Medicare; and electronic health records (EHRs). Dr. VoPham is also an expert in developing environmental exposure models using geospatial methods for exposure assessment in epidemiologic studies.

Other Appointments & Affiliations

Affiliate Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology
University of Washington School of Public Health

Member, Editorial Board, Epidemiology Section
British Journal of Cancer

Member, Editorial Board
Cancer Epidemiology

Review Editor, Editorial Board, Epidemiology of Chronic Diseases and Prevention Section
Frontiers in Epidemiology

Associate Editor
Preventing Chronic Disease

Awards and Honors

2021 Emerging Scholar in Health and Medical Geography Award, American Association of Geographers


Postdoctoral Fellowship, Cancer Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, 2018

Ph.D., Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, 2014

M.S., Geographic Information Science and Technology, University of Southern California, 2014

M.P.H., Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, 2010

B.A., Sociology and Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia, 2009

Research Grants

Air pollution and health disparities in liver disease and cancer (NIH/NIDDK K01 DK125612)

Reducing PM2.5 exposure and lung cancer risk using spatial data science / The Air Study (Prevent Cancer Foundation)

Air pollution adductomics and liver cancer risk (Fred Hutch/University of Washington Cancer Consortium CCSG New Investigator Award)

Spatiotemporal refinement for environmental circadian misalignment (University of Washington EDGE Center Pilot Project)

Light sensor validation of a spatiotemporal exposure model / The Light Study (Fred Hutch Bid & Proposal Pilot Project)

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Email or call 206.667.2210