Trang VoPham, PhD, MPH, MS

Dr. Trang VoPham PhD, MPH, MS
faculty member

Trang VoPham, PhD, MPH, MS

Assistant Professor, Epidemiology
Public Health Sciences Division, Fred Hutch

Translational Data Science Integrated Research Center (TDS IRC), Fred Hutch

Fax: 206.667.5948
Mail Stop: M4-B874

Dr. Trang VoPham is an epidemiologist whose research focuses on understanding the role of place or location — particularly environmental risk factors — in health using geospatial science. She has examined the associations between environmental exposures, such as particulate matter (PM) air pollution, dioxins, and ultraviolet (UV) radiation, in relation to risk for cancer and other chronic disease outcomes using data from the Nurses’ Health Studies; Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results or SEER; SEER-Medicare; Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS); 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, including a nationwide spatiotemporal light exposure model for environmental circadian misalignment and solar jetlag.

Research interests: geospatial science, geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing, environmental epidemiology, climate change, exposome, social determinants of health (SDOH), wearable sensors, cancer epidemiology, health disparities, liver disease and cancer

Other Appointments & Affiliations

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

Member, Editorial Board
British Journal of Cancer

Member, Editorial Board
Cancer Epidemiology

Associate Editor
Preventing Chronic Disease


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

PhD, Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, 2014

MS, Geographic Information Science and Technology, University of Southern California, 2014

MPH, Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, 2010

BA, Sociology and Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia, 2009

Awards and Honors

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

Loan Repayment Program (LRP) Clinical Research Award, NIH/NIEHS

Research Grants (Current and Completed)

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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