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)

Association of tea and coffee consumption and biliary tract cancer risk: The Biliary Tract Cancers Pooling Project.
(2024 Jun 1)
Hepatology 79(6): 1324-1336
Huang YH, Loftfield E, Argirion I, Adami HO, Albanes D, Chan AT, Fedirko V, Fraser GE, Freedman ND, Giles GG, Hartge P, Katzke V, Knutsen SF, Lacey J Jr, Liao LM, Luo J, Milne RL, O'Brien KM, Peters U, Poynter JN, Purdue MP, Robien K, Sandin S, Sandler DP, Setiawan VW, Kang JH, Simon TG, Sinha R, VoPham T, Weinstein SJ, White E, Zhang X, Zhu B, McGlynn KA, Campbell PT, Lee MH, Koshiol J

Association of residential exposure to hazardous air pollutants with risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma and multiple myeloma.
(2024 Apr 24)
Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev
Chen J, Hart JE, VoPham T, Elliott EG, Birmann BM, Laden F

Spatiotemporal light exposure modeling for environmental circadian misalignment and solar jetlag.
(2024 Apr)
Environ Epidemiol 8(2): e301
VoPham T, Ton M, Weaver MD

Geospatial Science for the Environmental Epidemiology of Cancer in the Exposome Era.
(2024 Apr 3)
Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 33(4): 451-460
VoPham T, White AJ, Jones RR

Characterizing temporal trends in populations exposed to aircraft noise around U.S. airports: 1995-2015.
(2023 Sep 21)
J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol
Nguyen DD, Levy JI, Kim C, Lane KJ, Simon MC, Hart JE, Whitsel EA, VoPham T, Malwitz A, Peters JL

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