Trang VoPham

Affiliate Assistant Professor, Epidemiology



Post-doctoral fellowship Cancer Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, 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, Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia, 2009



Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center
Public Health Sciences Division, Epidemiology Program
1100 Fairview Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109
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Dr. Trang VoPham (she/her/hers) 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 (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 environmental circadian misalignment (ECM) light exposure model.

Research Interests

  • Geospatial science
  • Geographic information systems (GIS)
  • Remote sensing
  • Environmental epidemiology
  • Climate change
  • Social determinants of health
  • Wearable sensors
  • Cancer epidemiology
  • Health disparities
  • Liver disease and cancer

Recent Publications (PubMed)

Associations of race and ethnicity with hepatocellular carcinoma, decompensation, and mortality in US Veterans with cirrhosis.
(2023 May 15)
Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev
VoPham T, Cravero A, Feld LD, Green P, Feng Z, Berry K, Kim NJ, Vutien P, Mendoza JA, Ioannou GN

State of the science on outdoor air pollution exposure and liver cancer risk.
(2023 Apr)
Environ Adv 11():
VoPham T, Jones RR

Circadian disruption and colorectal cancer incidence in Black women.
(2022 Nov 21)
Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev
Barber LE, VoPham T, White LF, Roy HK, Palmer JR, Bertrand KA

Exposure to natural vegetation in relation to mammographic density in a Massachusetts-based clinical cohort.
(2022 Aug)
Environ Epidemiol 6(4): e216
Blair LK, Warner ET, James P, Hart JE, VoPham T, Barnard ME, Newton JD, Murthy DJ, Laden F, Tamimi RM, DuPre NC

Combining FIB-4 and Liver Stiffness Into the FIB-5, a Single Model that Accurately Predicts Complications of Portal Hypertension.
(2022 Dec 1)
Am J Gastroenterol 117(12): 1999-2008
Vutien P, Berry K, Feng Z, VoPham T, He Q, Green PK, Ioannou GN

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