Assistant Professor, Epidemiology
Assistant Member, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
EducationPhD Epidemiology, University of Washington, 2010
MPH Epidemiology, University of California (Berkeley), 2003
BA Biological Sciences, Northwestern University, 2001
Dr. Phipps's research interests span the fields of cancer epidemiology, molecular epidemiology, and clinical epidemiology. Her current projects focus on the relationship between modifiable lifestyle factors (e.g., smoking, obesity) and survival in individuals with biologically-distinct subtypes of colorectal cancer, and the impact of sleep and sleep disorders on cancer incidence and survival. She also has an interest in molecular subtypes of breast cancer, particularly in risk factors for the poor-prognosis triple-negative subtype of breast cancer.
Dr. Phipps is a co-instructor for EPI 512-513, and instructor for the EPI 583 Seminar Series.
In The News
Breast cancer’s spread may be influenced by circadian gene
Business Insider, 09/22/2016
Lack of Sleep, Frequent Snoring Linked with Poorer Breast Cancer Survival Rates
UW School of Public Health News, 07/07/2015
Poor sleep, snoring before diagnosis tied to trouble for breast cancer patients
US News & World Report, 06/12/2015