School of Public Health

Phipps, Amanda

Amanda Phipps

Associate Chair, Epidemiology
Associate Professor, Epidemiology

Associate Member, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center


PhD Epidemiology, University of Washington, 2010
MPH Epidemiology, University of California (Berkeley), 2003
BA Biological Sciences, Northwestern University, 2001
Contribution to Science 

Contact Info

University of Washington
Office F-250A
Box 357236
Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health
Seattle, WA 98195
Tel: 206-543-0849
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Box 358080
1100 Fairview Avenue North, M4-C308
Seattle, WA 98109
Tel: 206-667-7741

Research Interests

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.

Teaching Interests

Dr. Phipps is a co-instructor for EPI 512-513, and instructor for the EPI 583 Seminar Series.


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